>Psychoanalysis, Culture, and the State
>This theme in "Culture and the State, Past, Present, and Future," invites
>paper and panel proposals.
>Theories and exercises of psychoanalysis have recently undergone renovation,
>in large part due to Derrida's critique of "resistance" and "analysis" as
>opposing forces. In this sense, the discursive operation of psychoanalysis
>shares with the modern state disavowals of force that proceed as the norm.
>We invite proposals that examine the impact that psychoanalytic ideas and
>classifications have had on culture and the state as well as critical
>dissections of the discursive formations of psychoanalysis, culture and the
>state, and their prohibitions.
>Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
>* analyses of psychoanalytic discipline, practice, and ideas of analysis and
>* postcolonial critiques of (western) psychoanalysis and/or the state
>* feminist interpretations of Freudian and Lacanian "complexes"
>* psychoanalytic readings of state juridical resistances
>* readings of prohibitions
>Please send an abstract of one page for a proposed paper of 20 minutes, to
>be given in English or French, to the theme coordinator, Tram Nguyen.
>Submissions should be received by December 15th, and email submissions are
>Department of English
>3-5 Humanities Centre
>University of Alberta
>Canada, T6G 2E5
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>The conference will be held in Edmonton (Alberta, Canada) at the University
>of Alberta from May 2-5, 2003, and will involve several different themes
>relating to Culture and the State. The conference is also sponsored by the
>Canadian Research Chairs program.
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