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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 Tomkinsā€™ relationship to Freud…

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