The Program of the 37th International Conference on Psychology and the Arts, from June 30 to July 3, 2021

Time Zone: EDT (-4:00 GMT)

Table of contents


Wednesday, June 30

  • 9:00-9:15 Online welcome session
  • 9:15-10:15 Tribute to Marleen Stevens
  • 10:30-11:30 The Plenary Session
    Marie-Ange Pongis-Khandjian (of Quebec City): The Little Prince to the Pilot: “Would you please draw me a shrink?”
  • 11:35-13:05 Panel 1: Norman Holland and Freud
    Jeffrey Berman: Norman N. Holland: The Dean of American Psychoanalytic Literary Critics
    Bent Sørensen: Freud and Divination
    Shanee Stepakoff: On His Blindness: The Specter of the Actual in Freud’s Essay on ‘The ‘Uncanny’
  • 16:00-18:00 Social gathering

Thursday, July 1

  • 9:00-10:30 Panel 2: Classic Works of Literature
    Gavriel Reisner: Scarred Victims: The Feminine Uncanny in David Copperfield
    Mary Valentis: Making Un-happenings: Reparative Defense Mechanisms in Oedipus Rex, Macbeth, and HBO’s The Undoing
    Paavo Manninen: Projective Identification in Beckett’s The Unnameable
  • 10:35-12:05 Panel 3: Psychoanalysis, teaching and self-creation
    Belá Rideg: Psychoanalytic analysis of Magda Szabó’s novel Pilate in the literature lesson
    Antal Bókay: The Tale and the trauma – The deconstructive self-creation of Jennifer Fox
    Manuel A. Manrique: Cinema as Supervisor: Film as a treatment consultant in long-term psychotherapy
  • 12.05-13:05 LUNCH
  • 13:05-14.35 Panel 4: Trauma and Sexual Violence
    Emily Fox-Kales: Water, Trauma and Re-Birth in ROMA
    Marcie A. Newton: Bound, Gagged, and Confused: A Socio-Legal Psychoanalysis of Rape, Interrogation, and Trauma in Netflix’s Miniseries Unbelievable
  • 15:00-18:45 Film viewing and discussion: Roma (directed by Alfonso Cuarón, 2018)

Friday, July 2

  • 9:00-10:30 Panel 5: Shakespeare
    Hisao Oshima: Lear in the Castle and Lear on the Beach: Tatsuya Nakadai and the Modern Issue of Aging
    Laura B. Vogel: Rewriting Isabella
  • 10:35-12:05 Panel 6: Visual Art
    Ivett Rozgonyi: “Closed in a vase” – The Savant Syndrome and Art
    Patricia M. Townsend: Rhythm, Repetition and Ritual in Art and Psychoanalysis
    Aino-Maija Lahtinen: The mutual exchange between the painter and the model: the case of Lucian Freud
  • 12:05-13:05 LUNCH
  • 13:05-14:35 Panel 7: Performance, Film and TV-series
    Egri Petra: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Marina Abramović’s Seven Easy Pieces Performance
    Simon du Plock: Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain: A Psychological Case Study in the Uses of Enchantment
    Virginia L. Blum & Anna Secor: A Frozen Loop of Time: Time Loops, Repetition, and Trauma
  • 14:40-16:10 Panel 8: Trauma and Affects
    Keren Shafir: Poetry as Anamorphosis: Pastoral-Elegy in the English Renaissance
    Rebecca Gimeno: Pregnancy loss: the trauma of invisibility and the power of symbolization
    Samir Dayal: Cowboys, Culture, and Shame: Transcultural Travels of An Affect

Saturday, July 3

  • 9:00-10:30 Panel 9: Lacan
    Alexander A. Venetis: Being by Default: Subjectivity, the Void and the Aesthetic Experience
    Jerry Aline Flieger: Who’s Laughing Now? UFO’s and Psychoanalysis Today
    Robert L. Silhol: How to make sense of Jacques Lacan’s rings and straight lines in his Séminaire XXIII (1976)
  • 10:30-11:15 Members’ meeting
  • 11:15-12:00 Closing virtual social gathering