2012 Spindel Conference “Freudian Futures”

Spindel-Poster-ImageUnder the direction of Pleshette DeArmitt, the 2012 Spindel Conference will take place at the University of Memphis on October 4-6. The topic is “Freudian Futures.” Speakers, working at the intersection of psychoanalysis, philosophy, comparative literature, political theory, religion, and science, will address not only the question of the future(s) of Freudian concepts but also how our future(s) will be shaped by Freudian psychoanalysis.

The conference will include seven sessions: two keynote lectures will be presented by Elissa Marder (Emory University) and Philippe Van Haute (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen), four main sessions will highlight the work of Gil Anidjar (Columbia University), Adrian Johnston (University of New Mexico), Tracy McNulty (Cornell University), and Paul Moyaert (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), and a special session entitled “Sovereign Cruelty of Psychoanalysis” will feature Martin McQuillan and Simon Morgan Wortham (both from Kingston University London).

Further conference information is available at http://www.memphis.edu/philosophy/spindel_2012.php