Symposium for Psychoanalysis and Politics (SPAP) Conference to be held October 20-22, 2022

The Emory University Symposium for Psychoanalysis and Politics (SPAP) will be held at the Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute October 20-22, 2022.  It will explore critical approaches to psychoanalysis and what is broadly understood as politics.  Keynote speakers will be Joan Copjec, Patricia Gherovici, Adrian Johnston, and Jamieson Webster.

Over the course of three days, the Symposium’s participants will deliver and discuss presentations on a variety of thinkers, such as Lacan, Marx, Fanon, Althusser, Freud, Jung, Hegel, Kant, Irigaray, Anzaldùa, and many others. If you wish to attend via Zoom, please reach out to SPAP at emorySPAP [at] gmail [dot] com.

The symposium views psychoanalysis as a transdisciplinary practice for understanding people, history, politics, sociality, as well as a subversive method to imagine and create new visions for society.  Presenters will present a broad range of topics that draw on psychoanalysis and the complex linkages of race, the histories and presence of violence against indigenous and Black populations, the legacies of transatlantic slavery and settler colonialism, theories of sexuality, feminist and womanist theory, queer theory, Marxism, decolonial-, revolutionary-, and emancipatory theory, democratic theory, eco-criticisms, etc.  The goal of the conference is to bring together a diverse group of thinkers, graduate students, academics and scholars, and clinicians from a wide range of institutions.

This event is sponsored by the Hightower Fund and Emory University’s departments of Philosophy, Comparative Literature, French and Italian, and the Psychoanalytic Studies Program.

Author: Sara Howard
Sara Howard is the program coordinator for Emory University's Department of Philosophy.