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Love and Mourning in the Constitution of the Subject: Recent Psychoanalytic Perspectives


Monday, October 17, 2016
Corcoran Commons, 2nd Floor
Boston Room and Heights Room
Boston College

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is closed.

An afternoon and evening of lectures and discussion with Richard Boothby, Bruce Fink, Russell Grigg, and Humphrey Morris. Respondents are Yael Baldwin, Jeff Bloechl, Lewis Kirshner, and Jane Kite.


Institute for the Liberal Arts at Boston College, Psychoanalytic Studies Program, English Department, Philosophy Department, and Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Boston College, Psychology and the Other, and the Massachusetts Institute of Psychoanalysis.


Boston Room 205A, Corcoran Commons

1:00 p.m. Welcome: Vanessa Rumble, Director,
Psychoanalytic Studies Program, Boston College

1:10 p.m.

“The God-Thing: Lacan on Religion and Divinity”
Richard Boothby, Loyola University Baltimore

Commenting: Jeff Bloechl, Boston College

2:40 p.m. Coffee Break

Heights Room 205, Corcoran Commons

3:00 p.m.

“Love, Warts and All”
Bruce Fink, Author and Lacanian Psychoanalyst

Responding: Yael Baldwin, Mars Hill University
Moderator:  Teresa Fenichel, Boston College

4:30 p.m. Coffee Break

4:50 p.m.

“Love and Love Lost”
Russell Grigg, Deakin University, Australia

Responding: Lewis Kirshner, Clinical Professor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; and Training and Supervising Analyst at Boston Psychoanalytic Society
Moderator:  Teresa Fenichel, Boston College

6:30 p.m. Buffet Dinner

Boston Room 205A, Corcoran Commons

8:00 p.m.

“Who's Pretending?: Disavowal, Acknowledgment, and the Ethics of the Analyst's Offer”
Humphrey Morris, Supervising and Training Analyst, Boston Psychoanalytic Society

Convener: Molly Rothenberg, Tulane University

Responding: Jane Kite, Supervising and Training Analyst, Boston Psychoanalytic Society