Temporality in Question: Psychoanalysis Meets Queer Time
a panel discussion with William Auerbach, Carolyn Dinshaw, Katie Gentile, & Ann Pellegrini
Friday, May 2
4 to 6 pm
William Auerbach, psychologist in private practice in New York City
Carolyn Dinshaw, English and Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University
Katie Gentile, Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis, New York University
Ann Pellegrini, Performance Studies and Religious Studies, New York University
This forum stages a paradox: Over the past 15 years, scholars in queer studies have produced a rich and richly heterogeneous body of work linking temporal and sexual dissidence. In order to rethink and interrupt “straight,” or linear, time, much of this scholarship draws on and critically reworks psychoanalysis—prominently: Freud’s conceptions of melancholia, repetition compulsion, trauma, and the ongoing affective and erotic force of the past in the present more generally. In the main, however, and despite the arguable centrality of time for psychoanalysis as theory and as practice (in the form of the clinical hour, for example), psychoanalysts have only recently begun to address themselves to questions of time or temporality as such. This event brings together scholars and clinicians to explore what queer theories of temporality and untimely bodies might say to psychoanalysis and its conceptions of time.
19 University Place, Ground Floor
Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, and by Studies in Gender & Sexuality.
This event is free and open to the public. Venue is wheelchair accessible. Seating is first-come.
For more information, please contact CSGS at csgs(at)nyu.edu or 212-992-9540.
Facebook event page here.
Image by Kimberly Haines.