All About Father

Friday, 20 March 2015Sunday, 22 March 2015

University of Pennsylvania

All About Father

Psychoanalysis, The Oedipus Complex, and the Modern Family

Conference organized in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania's "Year of Health" initiative


FRIDAY, MARCH 20 2015

Terrace Room
Cohen Hall, 249 S 26th Street

8:00pm
Greetings and The Robert Waelder Memorial Lecture
Introduction: Richard B. Cornfield, MD

The Discovery of the Oedipus Complex: A Tale of Two Letters
Harold P. Blum, MD



SATURDAY, MARCH 21 2015

Eduardo Glandt Lecture Hall
Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology, 3205 Walnut Street

9:00am: PANEL I
Freud and the Story of Oedipus
Chair: Richard F. Summers, MD

The Road to Thebes: Freud and French Retrospective Medicine
Richard H. Armstrong

The Role of the Analyst in Times of Historical and Generational Crisis: The Example of Ernst Kris
Louis Rose

11:00am: PANEL II
After Freud: Theoretical Observations
Chair: André Dombrowski

Freud's Myth according to Lacan
Jean-Michel Rabaté
Accentuate the Negative: Returning to Freud and Lacan on the Question of Oedipus
Deborah Luepnitz

Anti-Oedipus beyond Oedipus: Deleuze and Guattari, Structural Psychoanalysis, and the post-Nuclear Family
Edward Kazarian

2:30pm: PANEL III
Fatherhood and the Modern Family
Chair: Nancy Hirschmann

Breaking the Male Code: The Role of Emotional Intimacy in Fatherhood
Robert Garfield, MD
The Decent Daddy in the Inner City
Elijah Anderson

2:30pm: PANEL IV
Questions of Gender
Chair: Tsitsi Jaji

Oedipal Triads, Pre-Oedipal Dyads: Homosexuality and the Modern Family
John Frank
Time for Oedipal Revival or Oedipal Rival? Transfathering in the Post-Modern Age
Jack Pula

7:00pm: Evening Lecture
Introduction: Liliane Weissberg

Paging Kafka's Father: Itineraries of the Paternal Metaphor
Avital Ronell



SUNDAY, MARCH 22 2015

Seminar Rooms
Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology, 3205 Walnut Street

10:00am-12:00pm | Parallel Workshops

Workshop I: Psychoanalysis, Anthropology, and the Oedipus Complex
Lawrence D. Blum, MD and Gregory Urban

Workshop II: Considering Childhood
Elaine Zickler and Kathleen Hall

2:00-4:00pm | Parallel Workshops

Workshop III: Family Dynamics at Home and Away
Susan Adelman and Max Cavitch

Workshop IV: Issues of Sex and Gender
Patricia Gherovici and Annika Thiem

 


Thanks are due to the following institutions for their support: The Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. At the University of Pennsylvania: Office of the Provost; Penn Humanities Forum; Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies; Program in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory; Department of Anthropology; Department of History and Sociology of Science; Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine.

Conference organizer: Liliane Weissberg.

Special thanks are due to Allan Madin and David Nelson for assisting with the conference, and to Martina Bale, Administrative Assistant, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures.