Freud Wars. Debate on Psychoanalysis with Daphne Merkin and Liel Leibovitz. Highlights March 2014 Programs at The Jewish Museum in New York.
New York, NY – Continuing The Jewish Museum’s expanded slate of lectures, discussions, and events, the March program schedule features a debate on psychoanalysis featuring journalist Daphne Merkin and scholar Liel Leibovitz as part of the “Hard Talks” series; a free screening of the 2010 documentary, The Art of Spiegelman; and in-depth gallery talks on the exhibitions Other Primary Structures and Art Spiegelman’s Co-Mix: A Retrospective.
Further program and ticket information is available at TheJewishMuseum.org/calendar or by calling 212.423.3200.
Hard Talks: Is Psychoanalysis a Hoax? Daphne Merkin and Liel Leibovitz.
Thursday, March 20, 6:30pm (RESCHEDULED FROM FEBRUARY 13)
The so-called “Freud Wars” began in the 1900s and never really ended. Neither side is forgiving in its account, and both reveal a profound anxiety that still surrounds the teachings of one of modernity’s most influential thinkers. Participants include Daphne Merkin, contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and Tablet Magazine. This program continues a new series moderated by author and communications scholar Liel Leibovitz, featuring speakers with strongly opposing points of view addressing some of the most probing and provocative questions in intellectual history.
Daphne Merkin is an essayist and fiction writer who has written extensively on Sigmund Freud as well as her own experiences with psychiatry. Her forthcoming collection of essays, The Fame Lunches, will cover wounded icons, money, sex, the importance of handbags, and other cultural inquiries, and will be published this summer by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
Liel Leibovitz, visiting Assistant Professor at NYU Steinhardt, is co-author (with Todd Gitlin) of The Chosen Peoples: America, Israel, and the Ordeals of Divine Election, and a contributor to the Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Dissent, and Tablet.
Tickets: Free with Pay What You Wish admission – RSVP Recommended.
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