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Ann Pellegrini, PhD, to present Yasmin Roberts Memorial Friday Night Guest Lecture: “Queer Arts of Analysis” at the Austen Riggs Center



Stockbridge, MA – April 24, 2019 – The Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center is pleased to announce the upcoming Yasmin Roberts Memorial Friday Night Guest Lecture:

  • “Queer Arts of Analysis,” with Ann Pellegrini, PhD: Friday, April 26, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. 

Description of the Lecture: This lecture draws on the speaker’s own interested position as a scholar of performance studies and queer theory who is also an analytic candidate to discuss queer points of contact between psychoanalysis and performance, illuminating her discussion with examples from contemporary performance art. This is more than argument by analogy. What are the implications for clinical work of taking psychoanalysis seriously as a performance practice that re-stages not just the past – via the “playground” of transference, say – but also improvises possibilities for futures yet to come?

Ann Pellegrini, PhD, is professor of performance studies and social and cultural analysis at New York University. Her books include: Performance Anxieties: Staging Psychoanalysis, Staging Race(Routledge, 1997); Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance, coauthored with Janet R. Jakobsen (NYU Press, 2003; Beacon Press, 2004); and “You Can Tell Just By Looking” and 20 Other Myths about LGBT Life and People, coauthored with Michael Bronski and Michael Amico (Beacon Press, 2013). Her articles have appeared in such journals as American ImagoPsychoanalytic PsychologyStudies in Gender and SexualitySocial Text, and Women & Performance. She was the Fulbright- Freud Visiting Lecturer of Psychoanalysis at the Sigmund Freud Museum-Vienna and the University of Vienna in 2007, and is currently a candidate in adult psychoanalysis at the Institute for Training and Research in New York City.

This presentation is designed for mental health professionals, including psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers, with no regular registration fee, and is held in the large conference room of the Medical Office Building at the Austen Riggs Center, located at 25 Main Street in Stockbridge, MA. Continuing education credits will be offered.

View a complete schedule of Friday Night Guest Lectures for 2018-19.

For a complete listing of upcoming events at the Austen Riggs Center, visit: www.austenriggs.org/conferences

About the Austen Riggs Center

Now in its centennial year, the Austen Riggs Center, located in Stockbridge, MA, is a leading psychiatric hospital and residential treatment program that has been serving adults since 1919. Within an open setting, patients participate in an intensive treatment milieu that emphasizes respectful engagement. Individual psychodynamic psychotherapy is provided four times a week by doctors on staff. The Erikson Institute for Education and Research of the Austen Riggs Center studies individuals in their social contexts through research, training, education, and outreach programs in the local community and beyond. Riggs is ranked a top-ten “Best Hospital in Psychiatry” by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit www.austenriggs.org.

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