141 Herrick Road
2015 Julius Silberger Award for Interdisciplinary Work in Psychoanalysis Lecture
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2015
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, 141 Herrick Road
Andover Newton Campus, Newton Centre
Open to the Public
TRANSFORMING THE PAST INTO HISTORY: The Recovery of the Self in Alice Munro’s Autobiographical Fiction
2015 Silberger Scholar Prize Recipient
Christine Maksimowicz, PhD
James Herzog, MD
DAWN M. SKORCZEWSKI, PhD
What can fiction reveal about forms of intersubjective classed injury that have been historically neglected by psychoanalysis? Through an engagement with Alice Munro’s autobiographical fiction, Dr. Maksimowicz will explore how literary texts shed important light on yet unrecognized dimensions of classed trauma as well as illuminate pathways towards healing. She will discuss the ways in which Munro’s different approaches to narrating the same traumatic events in stories written decades apart suggest a transforming psychic relationship with them. Through a comparison of the narrative and psychic splitting in “Royal Beatings” (1978) with the recuperative work embodied in “Fathers” (2006), the presentation will offer insights as to how trauma both structures imaginative writing and is potentially negotiated through the composition of these texts.
Christine Maksimowicz, PhD (Presenter) American Psychoanalytic Association Fellow; Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis-West Fellow
James Herzog, MD (Discussant) Adult Training and Supervising Analyst and Child Supervisory Analyst, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
1. Munro, Alice. “Royal Beatings.” The Beggar Maid. Knopf Publishing Group, 2005. [Available upon request from the Library]
2. Munro, Alice. “Fathers.” The View from Castle Rock. Knopf Publishing Group, 2008. [Available upon request from the Library]
About the Julius Silberger Award for Interdisciplinary Work in Psychoanalysis
The Silberger Paper Prize is a part of BPSI’s COMPASS program, The Center for Mulidisciplinary Psychoanalytic Studies.
Each year the Silberger Paper Prize Award is granted to the author of an outstanding paper reflecting an interdisciplinary consideration of psychoanalytic theories or concepts. The award committee welcomes submissions from neighboring fields, including developmental psychology, neuroscience, anthropology, sociology, historical studies, arts and humanities.
The award recipient receives a $1,000 honorarium and opportunities for collaborative engagement with BPSI faculty and Members, leading toward presentation of the paper in the Fall of the next academic year. View More Info
Next year’s Silberger Paper Prize Award applications are due May 1, 2016. To learn how to apply, click here.
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