Past Event

"Enigmatic Mechanisms:
Some Reflections on Love, Affect, and Identification in Freud"

Marcus Coelen, Ph.D

Dr. Marcus Coelen will begin his talk with a passage from a letter by Freud to Jung (December 6, 1909) in which Freud contends that "healing" in psychoanalysis is a matter of "love".  Dr. Coelen will then move into the perennial question of identification, the question of affect and the notion of "love" in Freud. His paper, entitled "Prolegomena to the Writing of Affect" will be made available to participants.


Berkeley home -
address to be announced

Sunday, March 26, 2017

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


MarcusMarcus Coelen, Ph.D

Dr. Marcus Coelen is a practicing psychoanalyst in Berlin and Paris. He is a fellow at the Berlin Institute of Cultural Inquiry; He studies and teaches psychoanalysis, comparative literature & romance philology, and addresses issues in critical theory. Among his publications are a study in Proust and the problem of aesthetic judgment in the Recherche (Angemafte Notwendig-keiten. Lekturen Proust, 2007), and several translations and editions in German of texts by Maurice Blanchot (Politische Schritten 1958 -1993, 2008)


Future Events

"Trans Psychoanalysis and Livable Embodiments"

Patricia Gherovici, Ph.D.

Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA

Saturday, March 3, 2018
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM



Past Events

Saturday, October 28, 2017

"Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg: The Dream World of Wagner"
Steven H. Golderg, MD,
Jeanne C. Harasemovitch, LCSW,


Saturday, October 7, 2017

"Incandescent Alphabets: Language and Art in Psychosis"
Annie G. Rogers, Ph.D.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

"Homeland (In)Security: How Feminine Law Might Rescue Democracy, Truth and Free Speech"
Jill Gentile, Ph.D.


Sunday, March 26, 2017

"Enigmatic Mechanisms: Some Reflections on Love, Affect, and Identification in Freud"
Marcus Coelen, Ph.D


Saturday, March 18, 2017

"Refashioning Jouissance/Enjoyment for the Age of the Imaginary"
Juliet Flower MacCannell, Ph.D.


Saturday, January 28, 2017

"Freud and the Frankfurt School"
Martin E. Jay, Ph.D.


Saturday, October 29, 2016

"Thinking About The Future"
Christopher Bollas, Ph.D.


Saturday, September 24, 2016

"Death Drive Dialogue #2"
Henry Markman, MD,
Israel Katz, MD,


Saturday, May 21, 2016

"Psychoanalytic Knowledge"
Peter Hobson, Ph.D.


Saturday, April 23, 2016

"The Alterability of the Memory Trace"
Rosaura Martinez, Ph.D.


Saturday, April 2, 2016

"Conversion Disorder: Freud, religious transformation, Foucault and Agamben"
Jamieson Webster, Ph.D.


Saturday, March 26, 2016

"Surviving Terror: An Interview with Ernst Federn"
Helen Schoenhals Hart, Dr.med.


Saturday, October 17, 2015

"Rosa Luxemburg and Marilyn Monroe: Women in Depressed Times"
Jacqueline Rose


Saturday, May 9, 2015

"Keeping the Other Alive: Counter-trends to the Death Drive"
Judith Butler, Ph.D.


Monday, March 30, 2015

"Cultivating the Foreigner Within: Julia Kristeva and Hannah Arendt on Uncanny Art and Human Relations in the Contemporary World"
Elaine Miller, Ph.D.


Saturday, January 31, 2015

"Enduring Inequality: Racism in America"
Jeffrey Prager, Ph.D.



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