Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a conversation between the writer Siri Hustvedt and the literary scholar Elisabeth Bronfen who will discuss the potentials, challenges, and limitations of psychoanalysis as well as their historical narratives such as hysteria at the beginning of the 21st century. The conversation will be moderated by Rosemarie Brucher.
Siri Hustvedt is the author of a book of poetry, six novels, three books of essays, and a non-fiction work about the quandaries of psychiatric and neurological diagnoses. In 2012 she received the International Gabarron Prize for Thought and Humanities. Her most recent novel, The Blazing World was nominated for the 2014 Man Booker Prize and won The Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction. She has a PhD in English literature from Columbia University and is a lecturer in psychiatry at the Dewitt Wallace Institute for the History of Psychiatry at Weil Medical School of Cornell University in New York City. Her work has been translated into over thirty languages.
Elisabeth Bronfen is professor of English and American Studies at the University of Zürich, and, since 2007 Global Distinguished Professor in the German department at NYU. She specializes in the interface between literary and visual culture, historical transformations through various media, psychoanalysis, and gender studies. Her publications include Specters of War. Hollywood’s Engagement with Military Conflict, Night Passages. Philosophy, Literature and Film, and forthcoming Mad Men, Death and the American Dream.
Dr. Rosemarie Brucher is Senior Scientist for Theater Studies at the Center for Gender Studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (Austria) as well as Visiting Professor at the Department of German at New York University. She holds a PhD and a Master’s from Vienna University in Theater, Film, and Media Studies. Her foci of research are Body Art, Viennese Actionism, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Difference, and Art & Psychiatry. Currently she is working on a project about Persona & Depersonalisation, On the Negotiation of Dissociation and the Multiplicity of the Self in Acting Theories around 1900.
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Shaking Women and Knotted Subjects: A Conversation between Siri Hustvedt & Elisabeth Bronfen on the Future of Psychoanalysis and its Narratives is a DAAD-sponsored event.