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March 2018

Elizabeth Wilson, PhD – A Silvan Tomkins Handbook: On Affect Theory and Psychoanalysis

March 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Emory Brain Health Center, 12 Executive Park Dr. NE, Room 331
Atlanta, GA 30329 United States
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Elizabeth Wilson is working with Adam Frank (University of British Columbia) on an introduction to the writings of Silvan Tomkins. Tomkins is best known as the author of a compelling, multi-volume theory of affect (Affect Imagery Consciousness, 1962-1992). While this theory has been influential in both academic and clinical literatures, it is not as well read and understood as perhaps it could be. This talk will preview parts of the Frank and Wilson handbook, focusing on Tomkins’ relationship to Freud…

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April 2018

Noelle McAfee, PhD – Politics and the Fear of Breakdown

April 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Noelle McAfee, PhD is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Psychoanalytic Studies Program at Emory University. Her areas of research include Social and Political Theory, Psychoanalytic Theory, Feminist Theory, and Ethics. She is the author of Democracy and the Political Unconscious (Columbia University Press, 2008), Julia Kristeva (Routledge, 2003), and Habermas, Kristeva and Citizenship (Cornell University Press, 2000). Her current book, Fear of Breakdown: Politics and the Work of Mourning (Columbia University Press) is forthcoming.  

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May 2018

The 2018 Biennial John “Mickey” Nardo Candidate Paper Prize

May 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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