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Reading group with Dagmar Herzog (CUNY): “Ethnopsychoanalysis in the Era of Decolonization”

April 26, 2017
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Humanities Center Conference Room D

Faculty and graduate students are invited to join us for a reading group with Dagmar Herzog, Distinguished Professor of History and Daniel Rose Faculty Scholar at the Graduate Center, CUNY, to discuss excerpts from her most recent book, Cold War Freud: Psychoanalysis in an Age of Catastrophes. In preparation, we will read chapter 6, “Ethnopsychoanalysis in the Era of Decolonization,” which focuses on Swiss radical analysts who traveled to Africa and Papua New Guinea in the 1960s and later became heroes to the New Left as the first European critics of psychoanalytic homophobia. A public lecture will follow later that afternoon.

Light refreshments will be served. To reserve a seat and receive the reading in advance, please contact:
Joshua Boydstun
Academic Program Assistant
Department of Modern Languages and Cultures
Telephone: (585) 275-4252
Dagmar Herzog is Distinguished Professor of History and Daniel Rose Faculty Scholar at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She has published extensively on the history of religion, the history of the Holocaust and its aftermath, and the histories of gender and sexuality. Among her books are Sex after Fascism: Memory and Morality in Twentieth-Century Germany (2005) and, most recently, Sexuality in Europe: A Twentieth-Century History (2011). She has just published a transatlantic history of psychoanalysis in the postwar era, with particular attention to the themes of desire, trauma, and aggression, entitled Cold War Freud: Psychoanalysis in an Age of Catastrophes, and is preparing a new project on eugenics, disability, and reproductive self-determination in twentieth-century Europe.

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