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        FRIDAY          05/01/15 – 2:00-7:45pm

2-2:25 Registration


2:25-2:30 Welcome – Manya Steinkoler & Vanessa Sinclair


2:30-4:20 “Philia Fiesta: Necro, Somno, Porno, Scopto”

(30 mins each + 20 mins response/discussion)

Danielle Knafo, “For the Love of Death: Somnophilic and Necrophilic Acts and


Ray O’Neill, “Fifty Shades of a: A Terrible Beauty is Porn”

Liz Monahan, “Violence and the Surrealist Unconscious”

Julie Futrell, chair/respondent


4:20-4:30 break


4:30-6:20  “The Violence of the Mental Health System”

(30mins each + 20 mins response/discussion)

Todd Dean, “How to Measure What: Universals, Particulars and Subjectivity”

Vanessa Sinclair, “Problems in American Mental Health/ Psychoanalytic


Patricia Gherovici, “Terror and the Unconscious: Psychoanalysis in Argentina


            David Lichtenstein, chair/respondent


6:20-6:30 coffee break


6:30-7:45 (45 mins + 30 mins response/discussion)

Renata Salecl, Keynote

            Genevieve Morel, chair/respondent


        SATURDAY      05/02/15 – 9am-7:10pm


8:30-9:00 breakfast


9:00-10:30  “Violence in Psychoanalytic Theory”

            (20 mins each + 30 min response/discussion)

Loren Dent, “Tragic Recognition”

Matthew Oyer, “Wounded Dramatization: Bataille, Hysteria, Psychoanalysis”

Alireza Taheri, “Violence as the Psychical Subreption of the Murder of the Primal


 Nuar Alsadir, chair/respondent



            “Unbearable Structural Violence: Language, Privilege and Normalization”

            (20 mins each + 30 min response/discussion)

            Luce deLire,  “Privilege as Counterfactual Violence”

Geoffroy Carpier, “Medicine, the State and Normative Violence: Laienanalysis’

Struggle in France from the 1950’s to the late 1980’s”

            Evan Malater  & Michelle Alexander, “The Unbearable: Benjamin, Kafka, Freud”

            Cecile Gouffrant McKenna, chair/respondent


10:30-10:40  coffee break


10:40-12:00  (45 mins + 25 min response/discussion)

Gerard Pommier, “Orgasm as the Metamorphic Point of the Death Drive”

Michael Garfinkle, chair/respondent


12:00-1:45  lunch


1:45-3:00 “National Systemic Violence”

(25 mins each + 25 mins discussion)

Tanya White-Davis & Anu Kotay, “Racial Opression and Health:

A Biopsychosocial View”

Steven Reisner, “The APA & Guantanamo”

Will Braun, chair/respondent


            “Violent Silence vs Violent Speech”

            (25 mins each + 25 mins discussion)

            Jill Gentile, “Freedom for the thought that we hate:

Psychoanalytic considerations”

            Scott Von, “Violent Silence: Psychoanalysis and the Sacred”

Martin Stone, chair/respondent


3:00-3:15  coffee break


3:15-5:00 "Modern Literary Encounters with the Blind Site”
            (30mins each + 20mins response/discussion)

Jessica Datema, "Blind-Sightings of Black Swan: Glimpses in Mann, Kleist and Aronofsky"
Franz Kaltenbeck, “David Foster Wallace (DFW) on Violence”
Olga Cox Cameron, “A Terrible Beauty is Born: Colonial Counterviolence and its Fall-out in the Texture of Irish Childhood”
Jean-Michel Rabate, chair/respondent


3:15-5:00 “The Violence of Adaptation and the Protest Against it in Society and Psychoanalysis”
          (20mins each + 30mins response/discussion)

Christopher Crawford, “Psychoanalysis, Social Theory, and the Violence of Adaptation”
Benjamin Koditschek, “The Auto-Aesthetic”
Ronald Lieber, “Words Are Not Enough”
Andrew Thompson, “The Work of Violence in the Age of Repressive Desublimation”
Tracy Morgan, chair/respondent


5-5:10 short break


5:10-7:00  “Thinking Violence Today”

(30mins each + 20mins response/discussion)

            Paola Mieli, “On Hate”

Genevieve Morel, “Inclination Towards Terror”

Todd McGowan, “The Violent Failure of Enjoyment”

Patricia Gherovici, chair/respondent


8pm dinner 

        SUNDAY          05/03/15 9am-4:45pm


8:30  breakfast


9-10:30  Undergraduate Student Panel: “Violence and …”

            (15 minutes each + 30 response/discussion)

Jane Blumenshine, “The Violence of Destiny and the Destiny of Violence:

Calderon de la Barca and Maurice Blanchot”

Gabriel Saint Emeterio, “Hitchcock’s Psycho and Psychotic Violence: Is it                                     Violence?”

Arion Toles, “Masculinity and Music and Violence”

Vallory Grant, “Sex and Kill = Skill”

Claire-Madeline Culkin, chair/respondent


10:30-10:40  coffee break


10:40-12:00 “Jack Gets a Bright Idea: The Solution of School Shooting and

Understanding Psychotic Violence”

            (25 mins each + 30 mins response/discussion)

            Manya Steinkoler,  “School Shooting: The Case of Adam Lanza”

Eve Watson, “‘Shining' a Light on Psychosis and Triggers to its Violent


Todd Dean, chair/respondent


12:00-2:00 lunch


2:00-3:20 “Having it both ways: The Pleasures of Violence and Non-Violence”

(25 mins each + 30 mins response/discussion)

            David Lichtenstein, “The Pleasures of Violence”

Donald Moss,  “The Pleasures of Non-Violence”

Dany Nobus, chair/respondent


3:20-3:30 coffee break


3:30-4:45 – (45 mins + 30 mins response/discussion)

Dany Nobus, “Too Much Fun Will Kill You”

            Jamieson Webster, respondent


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