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* Trauma-Event-Schedule.pdf
Download the full schedule for After the Unthinkable.

This conference explores a cross-disciplinary discussion of trauma, to promote both theoretical explication of its significance and practical attempts at “healing,” individual and cultural.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. This event has reached capacity for Friday. To be placed on a wait-list for Friday, or to register for Thursday and Saturday, please contact Thank you for your interest in After the Unthinkable.


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Jeffrey Bloechl, Boston College
Kalpana Seshadri, Boston College
Teresa Fenichel, Boston College
Françoise Davoine, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
Jean-Max Gaudillière, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
Richard Boothby, Loyola University Maryland
Ruth Ronen, Tel Aviv University
Charles Shepherdson, State University of New York, Albany
Richard Kearney, Boston College
Molly Rothenberg, Tulane University
Kevin Newmark, Boston College
Kelly Oliver, Vanderbilt University
Paul Moyaert, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Frances Restuccia, Boston College
Cathy Caruth, Cornell University


Co-sponsored by The Institute for the Liberal Arts at Boston College; The PINE Psychoanalytic Center & Paul G. Ecker MD Center of Pine; The Philosophy Department, The Romance Languages & Literatures Graduate Student Association, and The Psychoanalytic Studies Program at Boston College