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Schedule: Spring 2010

Meeting 1: Wednesday, January 27, 7:30 pm, Marissa’s place, Bollas essays.

Meeting 2: Wednesday, April 21, 7:30 pm, GC English dept. thesis room.

Extra: Readings in Psychoanalysis, a blog with pdfs of readings from Nancy Yousef’s Fall ’09 psychoanalysis seminar.

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Sorry I posted these so late. Here’s the reading for this Wednesday:

Personification in the Play of Children

The Importance of Symbol-Formation in the Development of the Ego

Infantile Anxiety-Situations Reflected in a Work of Art and in the Creative Impulse

They’re all pretty short papers from 1929 & 1930. I’m also wondering if we should have a third Melanie Klein day, perhaps to read “Envy and Gratitude,” “Notes on Some Schizoid Mechanisms,” and maybe “The Origins of Transference.” What do you all think?

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Schedule: Fall 2009

Hello, Evie Friends! Here is the schedule for our reading group this semester:

Week 1: September 23 Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick essays

Week 2: September 30 Ferenczi, Bollas, and Winnicott essays

Week 3: October 21 Meira Likierman, Melanie Klein: Her Work in Context and Robert Hinshelwood, Introducing Melanie Klein

Week 4: November 4 (tentative) Melanie Klein, “A Contribution to the Psychogenesis of Manic-Depressive States,” “Mourning and Its Relation to Manic-Depressive States,” and “On the Sense of Loneliness”

Week 5: November 18 (tentative) Melanie Klein, “Early Stages of the Oedipus Conflict,” “The Importance of Symbol Formation in the Development of the Ego,” and “A Study of Envy and Gratitude”

Week 6: December 9 Michael Balint, The Basic Fault

Here’s a copy of the course description Eve wrote for the seminar on which this reading group is based: Non-Oedipal Psychologies. (If anyone’s curious, here’s my website: Alec Magnet.)

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