Child. Trauma. Love.

A GCAS Seminar by Prof. Dr. Julie Reshe

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Child Trauma Love Seminar
50.00

A GCAS Seminar by Prof. Dr. Julie Reshe

 

Dates/Times: 

Saturdays March 10, 17, 24 @ 1pm Eastern Time (New York Time)

Contact information and directions: julie.reshe@gcas.ie

Course Description:

In this class we will develop a rather pessimistic understanding of life and love as a flow of destruction, chaos and beauty. 

We will consider psychoanalytic conception of childhood as intrinsically connected with traumatization and will further broaden Malabou’s account of destructive plasticity. 

We will also make an attempt to depatolize stress and depression, perceiving both as fundamentally important life experiences.

Furthermore, we will substitute sexuality (seen in traditional psychoanalysis as a core of human being) with more scientifically sound concept of sociality and will present it as driven by a traumatic experience.

The course will focus on six key concepts: trauma, childhood, love, stress, destructive plasticity, sexuality, sociality.

Course Prerequisites:

Although this is a graduate course, advanced undergraduate students are also welcome.

Some basic knowledge in psychoanalysis is desirable but not required.

Required Books and Materials: (reading materials will be provided)

Lyotard, “Emma: between philosophy and psychoanalysis”.

Avital Ronell, “The Shock of Puberty”.

Freud, Sigmund. Inhibitions, symptoms and anxiety (I, II, III, VIII, IX, X).

Rank, Otto. The Trauma of Birth (Preface, “The Analytic Situation”, “Infantile Anxiety”).

Malabou, Catherine, Ontology of the accident: an essay on destructive plasticity.

Malabou, Catherine,  The New Wounded: From Neurosis to Brain Damage.

Žižek, Slavoj,"Descartes and the Post-Traumatic Subject".

Liberman, Social: Why our brains are wired to connect.

Horwitz , Allan and Jerome C. Wakefield,  The Loss of Sadness How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow Into Depressive Disorder.

Morris N. Eagle Attachment and Psychoanalysis.

To complete the course participants will be required to:

●      attend all online classes or watch them recorded;

●      be active participants in class.

Schedule:

March 10  (Sat) 1 pm EST - 2:30 pm EST

Psychoanalytic view of trauma. Trauma and Childhood

Lyotard, “Emma: between philosophy and psychoanalysis”.

Avital Ronell, “The Shock of Puberty”. (video version)

Rank, Otto. The Trauma of Birth (Preface, “The Analytic Situation” and “Infantile Anxiety”).

Freud, Sigmund. Inhibitions, symptoms and anxiety (I, II, III, VIII, IX, X).

March 17 (Sat) 1 pm EST - 2:30 pm EST

Destructive plasticity

Malabou, Catherine, Ontology of the accident: an essay on destructive plasticity.

Malabou, Catherine,  The New Wounded: From Neurosis to Brain Damage (optional).

Žižek, Slavoj,"Descartes and the Post-Traumatic Subject".

3. March 24 (Sat) pm EST - 2:30 pm EST

Pathologization of  stress and depression

Horwitz , Allan and Jerome C. Wakefield,  The Loss of Sadness How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow Into Depressive Disorder.