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20th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
ON LITERATURE & PSYCHOLOGY
July 2 - 6, 2003
University of Greenwich
Avery Hill
Eltham (London), England

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Note to Participants:
Upon arrival you will receive a printed Programme, a copy of the Conference Abstracts, a name tag, and a sheet of instructions about Student Village lodging, meals, tours, and transportation.

Note to Presenters:
Sessions are scheduled for 1.5 hours, with 0.5 hours interval between a.m. and p.m. sessions. The standard format is three papers @ 20 minutes, allowing 30 minutes for discussion. Each session is moderated by a Chair, who presents the last paper.

Note to Chairs:
Please benefit from Norm Holland's sage and veteran advice in his recent email about gracious and efficient chairing.

WEDNESDAY 07.02.03
19:00 - 21:00
Opening Reception & Registration
Mansion Building, Senior Common Room

THURSDAY 07.03.03

8:30
Welcome and Opening Remarks

H115 (lecture theatre)
9:00
Session 1

PLENARY LECTURE

Mark Solms, Honorary Lecturer in Neurosurgery at St. Bartholomew's Hospital & the Royal London School of Medicine

"The Man Who Lived in a Dream"

H115 (lecture theatre)
11:00
Session 2A

MASCULINE SUBJECTS

Caroline Bainbridge, University of East London
"Reconstructing Memories of Masculine Subjectivity in Memento: Narrative Form and the Fiction of the Self"

Candida Yates, London School of Social Sciences
"Masculine Jealousies in The End of the Affair"

H115
11:00
Session 2B

METAPHORS

Gay Rawson
, Concordia College
"The Psychological Impact of the Plague: Then and Now"

Annelies van Hees, University of Amsterdam
"A Tale by Hans Christian Andersen"

H116 (classroom)
13:00
Lunch
Greengages (Mansion site)
13:45
Tour: Boatride to London & Walking Tour of Covent Garden
FRIDAY 07.04.03
9:00
Session 3A

"WOMEN" IN FILM

Emily Fox-Kales, Harvard Medical School
"Big Mamas: The Devouring Feminine in Contemporary Cinema"

Claire Hershman, Birkbeck College, University of London
"Medusa, Mother, and Marnie: The Importance of the Terrible Mother and her Effect on Marnie"

Suzette Henke, University of Louisville
"
James Joyce's Women on Film"

H115
9:00
Session 3B

POETIC COGNITION

Joseph Glicksohn, Bar-Ilan University
"Interdisciplinarity in Practice: Cognitive Psychology and Poetic Metaphor"

Brooke Hopkins, University of Utah
"`We are poor indeed if we are only sane': Romantic Origins of the Madness/Creativity Debate"

Francis Cartier, Mensa Education & Research Foundation
"How a Poet Sees"

H116
11:00
Session 4A

MOTHERS

Veronica Burke, Lyon College
"O Mother Where Art Thou?: Maternal Deprivation in Elena Castedo's El Paraíso"

Nelly Kupper, Northern Michigan University
"The Mother, the Son, and the Ghost in the Mirror"

Maria Aline Ferreira, University of Aveiro
"Immaculate Conceptions, Fantasies of Intra-Uterine Life and Pregnant Madonnas"

H115
11:00
Session 4B
SHAKESPEARE

Corey Werner, Bloomsberg University
"The Mirror Cracked: Femininity and the Rhetoric of Castration in Shakespeare's The Rape of Lucrece"

Marvin Krims, Harvard Medical School
"The Private Correspondence between Beatrice and her Psychoanalyst"

Dianne Hunter, Trinity College
"Cultural Politics of Fantasy in Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream"

H116
13:00
Lunch
Greengages
14:00
Session 5A
OCCULT AFFECTS

Sherry Lutz Zivley, University of Houston
"The Madwoman Isn't in the Attic After All: Phenomenology of Attic Spaces"

Max Day, Harvard Medical School
"Learning to Love Your Ambivalently-held Enemy"

H115
14:00
Session 5B

FAMILIES & INDIVIDUALS

Reinhart Lutz, CII Berlin, & Hanh Nguyen, University of California, Riverside
"Psychoanalysis and Dreams of Displacement: The Case of Lan Cao's Novel Monkey Bridge"

Gabriele Dillmann, Dennison University
"Werther's Suffering and Suicide"

Bert Wyatt-Brown, University of Florida
"Dark Raven Days of Sorrow: Modern Southern Writers and Despair"

H116
16:00
Session 6A

DESIRE & DECEPTION

Mark Goodman, Mississippi State University
"Redefining the 'Proper' Roles of Women in Film"

Ana Moutinho, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"(good) Images + (some) Psychology (items) = (good) Advertising?"

Jeffrey Karon, University of Tampa
"The Good Liar: Notes Toward a New Theory of Deception"

H115
16:00
Session 6B

HOLOCAUST NARRATIVES

Carole Stone, Montclair State University
"Black Statements: The Death Figure in Paul Celan's 'Death Fugue' and Sylvia Plath's 'Little Fugue'"

Anne Wyatt-Brown, University of Florida
"Psychoanalytic Outcomes for Holocaust Survivors: Two Case Studies"

Murray Schwartz, Emerson College
"A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Recent Holocaust Survivor Narratives"

H116
20:30
Film: Minority Report (Spielberg, 2002)


H115

SATURDAY 07.05.03
9:00
Session 7A

FREUD

Laszlo Halasz
"Freud as the Writer of Leonardo"

Shuli Barzilai, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"A Scene of Mise en Abyme at Knossos: Freud's Moses the Egyptian and King Minos of Crete"

Joanna Byles, University of Cyprus
"Freud and the Archeology of Memory"

H115
9:00
Session 7B

NEGOTIATIONS

Jerome Winer, University of Illinois
"Frank Lloyd Wright: Power, Powerlessness and Charisma"

Charlotte Frick, CUNY Graduate School
"The Mythos of Terrorism With Freud's Civilization and Its Discontents as Conduit"

Samir Dayal, Bentley College
"Love, the Home, and the World: Theorizing an Alternative Globalism"

H116
11:00
Session 8A

READERS RESPONDING

Wendy Creed, University of Greenwich
"Re-reading the Book: A Reader's Response"

John Williams, University of Greenwich
"Reading the Painted Hall at Greenwich: An Exercise in Post-Romantic Reader Response"

H115
11:00
Session 8B

PERSONAL WRITING

Sherry Ginn, Wingate University
"Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Science, Science Fiction or Autobiography?"

Michael West, University of Pittsburgh
"The Aesthetic, Scientific, and Psychosexual Implications of Thoreau's Puns"

Solange Leibovici, University of Amsterdam
"Trauma and Creativity: the Autobiographical Space in the Work of Sarah Kofman"

H116
13:00
Lunch
Greengages
14:00
Session 9A

DREAMS OF AGGRESSION

Stephen Bonnycastle, Royal Military College
"Collaboration and Collusion as Survival Strategies in Iain Pears's The Dream of Scipio"

David Willbern, SUNY Buffalo
"Dances with Bears: Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian and the Pleasures of Violence"

Andrew Gordon, University of Florida
"Spielberg's Minority Report: Oedipus Redux"

H115
14:00
Session 9B

PSYCHOLOGY & THE ARTIST

Carolyn Adams-Price, Mississippi State University
"The Stories of Our Creativity: Narratives of 'Crafty' Women in Midlife"

Donald Vanouse, SUNY Oswego
"Coetzee's Youth: Anxiety and Isolation in England"

H116
16:00
Session 10A

WRITING & THERAPY

Aino-Maija Lahtinen, University of Helsinki
"Experimential Understanding - The Possibilities and Limits of Literature in Education for the Health Care Professions"

Saeed Momtazi, Zanjan Medical University
"Destroyed but not defeated: Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea: A Psychotherapeutic Story"

Claire Kahane
"Re-visioning Rage: Flannery O'Connor and Me"

H115
16:00
Session 10B

LITERARY CHARACTERS

Gordon Hirsch & Louella Hirsch, University of Minnesota
"Cognitive Processing in Two Novels by Anthony Trollope"

Marcia Landau, Landau Associates (private practice)
"Who Killed "'Stevie'"?

Norman Holland, University of Florida
"Does Hamlet Have a Big Toe? Neuroscience and Literary Character"

H116
20:30
Film: Eyes Wide Shut (Kubrick, 1999)
H115

SUNDAY 07.06.03

9:00
Session 11a

UNCONSCIOUS DESIRES

Esther Sanchez-Pardo, Complutense University of Madrid
"Versions of the 'Modern Subconscious': Mina Loy on Freud and the Avant-garde"

Rainer Kaus, University of Cologne
"Arthur Schnitzler's Dream Novella and Stanley Kubrick's Film Eyes Wide Shut Reconsidered"

Madelon Sprengnether, University of Minnesota
"'Hurts So Good': Secretary in the Context of Mary Gaitskill's Fiction"

H115
9:00
Session 11b

PSYCHOANALYTIC CRITICISM

Saundra Segan, Lehman College
"The Use and Misuse of Psychoanalysis: The Case of Adam Phillips"

Edmond Wright, Cambridge University
"A Philosopher of Narrative Looks at 'The Franklin's Tale'"

Robert Silhol, University of Paris 7
"A Concordance: T. S. Eliot's 'Waste Land' and [Lacan's] 'Function and Field of Speech and Language'"

H116
11:00
Wrap-up & Group Photos
12:00
Lunch
Greengages
13:30 - 18:30

Tour of Greenwich sites

19:00

Banquet: Le Dolomiti Restaurant [ * link * ]

New Eltham
 

2003 International Conference Sponsors

Institute for Psychological Study of the Arts
University of Florida


Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis
and Culture

SUNY
Buffalo

Centre d'Anthropologie Littéraire

Université de Paris 7

University of Greenwich
Avery Hill


The Painted Hall,
Royal Naval College


HISTORY OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Originally the conference began in 1982 as an informal event hosted by Antal Bokay, Ferenc Jadi, and others at Janus Pannonius University in Pecs, Hungary, who invited Norman Holland, Murray Schwartz, and a few others to share ideas about psychoanalysis and literature with colleagues at the Budapest Psychoanalytic Institute. The next year saw the first formal conference, again at Pecs, with over 30 participants. During the return train trip from Budapest to Vienna, Norm Holland, Robert Silhol, and David Willbern hatched a plan to inaugurate an annual event, to be held in various European sites (specifically France in 1984). Robert bears unique historical status as the only person who has attended all the conferences. Norm and Andy Gordon continue to organize from Florida, aided by David at Buffalo (who constructs the program), and Robert in France.

Selected Proceedings have been published:

The 1987 conference: Compromise Formations: Current Directions in Psychoanalytic Criticism, ed. Vera J. Camden (Kent, Ohio: Kent State University, 1989)

The 1990 conference: Literature and Psychology, ed. Frederico Pereira (Lisbon, Portugal: Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, 1991).

The 1991 conference: Literature and Psychoanalysis, ed. Frederico Pereira (Lisbon, Portugal: Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, 1992).

The 1993 conference: Literature and Psychology, ed. Frederico Pereira (Lisbon, Portugal: Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, 1994).

The 1994 conference: Literature and Psychology, ed. Frederico Pereira (Lisbon, Portugal: Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, 1995).

The 1995 conference: Literature and Psychoanalysis, ed. Frederico Pereira (Lisbon, Portugal: Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, 1996).

The 1996 conference: Literature and Psychoanalysis, ed. Frederico Pereira (Lisbon, Portugal: Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, 1997).

The 1997 conference: Literature and Psychoanalysis, ed. Frederico Pereira (Lisbon, Portugal: Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, 1998).

The 1998 conference: Literature and Psychoanalysis, ed. Frederico Pereira (Lisbon, Portugal: Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, 1999).

The 1999 conference: Literature and Psychoanalysis, ed. Frederico Pereira (Lisbon, Portugal: Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, 2001).

Copies of the 1987 conference proceedings may be obtained by contacting Kent State University Press. Copies of the other proceedings may be obtained by contacting Frederico Pereira: fpereira@ispa.pt, or fpereira@meganet.pt

CHRONOLOGY

I
1983: Pecs, Hungary: Janus Pannonius University: organizers Antal Bokay and Ferenc Jadi
II
1984: Montpellier, France: Université Paul Valery: organizers Nancy Blake and Robert Silhol
1985: no conference
III
1986: Aix en Provence, France: organizers Robert Silhol and David Willbern
IV
1987: Kent, Ohio, USA: Kent State University: organizer Robert Bamberg
V
1988: Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria: organizer David Willbern
VI
1989: Pecs, Hungary: Janus Pannonius University, organizer Antal Bokay
VII
1990: Urbino, Italy: Centro Internazionale di Semiotica e Linguistica, headed by Professor Pino Paioni; organizers Norm Holland and Andrew Gordon
VIII
1991: London, England: University of London: organizer Joanna Byles
IX
1992: Lisbon, Portugal: Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada: organizer Frederico Pereira
X
1993: Amsterdam, the Netherlands: organizers Henk Hillenaar and Walter Schönau
XI
1994: Sandjerg, Denmark: organizer Cay Dollerup
XII
1995: Freiburg, Germany: University of Freiburg, organizer Carl Pietzcker
XIII
1996: Waltham, Massachusetts, USA: Bentley College: organizer Robert Sprich
XIV
1997: Las Navas del Marques, Spain: organizer Esther Sanchez-Pardo
XV
1998: St. Petersburg, Russia: organizers Sergei Tcherkasov and Mikhail Reshetnikov of the East-European Psychoanalytic Institute
XVI
1999: Urbino, Italy: Centro Internazionale di Semiotica e Linguistica, headed by Professor Pino Paioni: organizers Norm Holland and Andrew Gordon
XVII
2000: Bialystok, Poland: University of Bialystok: organizers Arnold Toczyski and Czeslaw Dziekanowski
XVIII
2001: Nicosia, Cyprus: University of Cyprus: organizer Joanna Byles
XIX
2002: Arezzo, Italy: University of Siena: organizer Elena Bonelli
XX
2003: Greenwich, England: University of Greenwich: organizers Wendy Creed, Richard Creed, John Richard Williams, Anne Williams
XXI
2004: Arles, France: organizer Robert Silhol

PostFreud
11-Jun-2003