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November 11, 2020 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · virtual

Can We Be Black in a Country Where Race Does Not Exist?

Rokhaya Diallo, Journalist –Writer–Filmmaker


November 4, 2020 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · virtual

The Political is Personal: Rousseau’s Ethics of the Self

Jason Neidleman, University of La Verne


November 2, 2020 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · virtual

Talking about Race in Nineteenth-Century France: Ethics and the Impact of Distance

Jennifer Yee, University of Oxford


October 15, 2020 · 12:00 pm1:30 pm · virtual

Suspect Citizenship: Race and Racism in Contemporary France

Jean Beaman, University of California, Santa Barbara


December 12, 2019 · 4:30 pm · 219 Aaron Burr Hall

The Archive of Psychoanalysis: The Temptation of the Plot in Freud’s Studies on Hysteria

Isabelle Alfandary, Institut du Monde Anglophone, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle


May 1, 2019 · 4:30 pm · Betts Auditorium

Film Screening and Roundtable: Josephine Meckseper, PELLEA[S] (2017-18)

Josephine Meckseper, artist


April 30, 2019 · 4:30 pm · Betts Auditorium

Carl E. Schorske Memorial Lecture: Josephine Meckseper

Josephine Meckseper, artist


March 25, 2019 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · 010 East Pyne

Fugitive Mirror

Alexander Nagel, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU and, Amelia Saul, Artist, New York


February 12, 2019 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · 010 East Pyne

Renaissance Florence and the Origins of Capitalism: From Burckhardt to the Digital Humanities

Francesca Trivellato, Institute for Advanced Study


September 24, 2018 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · Woolworth 102

Now Is Simply the Mess. Formalism, Modernism, Again

Seth Brodsky, University of Chicago


April 3, 2018 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · 106 McCormick

CANCELLED – New Media and Modified Psychoanalytic Settings. Social Changes and Their Impact on Transference

Irene Berkel, University of Innsbruck


March 26, 2018 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · 106 McCormick

Dress Rehearsal for Dreyfus: the Duchesse de Berry, Simon Deutz, and Modern France’s First Antisemitic Affair

Maurice Samuels, Yale University


March 13, 2018 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · 106 McCormick

Sexuality as Failure: Psychoanalytic Concepts, Cultural Perspectives

Insa Härtel, International Psychoanalytic University


November 14, 2017 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · 106 McCormick

And when that I was and a little tiny boy: Psychoanalysis, Shakespeare and Siblings

Juliet Mitchell, University College London


November 9, 2017 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · 106 McCormick

Ni Prose Ni Vers: On the Psychoanalytic Notebook

Ben Kafka, NYU, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication


April 26, 2017 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · Betts Auditorium

Artist Lecture and Conversation

R. H. Quaytman, American Contemporary Artist and Annie Bourneuf, School of the Art Institute of Chicago


April 25, 2017 · 5:00 pm6:30 pm · Room N107, School of Architecture

Too Many Times: On Klee’s Angelus Novus

Annie Bourneuf, School of the Art Institute of Chicago


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