Psychoanalysis and Politics
The name of our graduate interest group (GIG) cribs from the Psychoanalyse et Politique group, one of the principal currents of the post-1968 French feminist movement. In its less dogmatic moments, the original Psychoanalyse et Politique group offered attempts at syntheses of feminist concerns with the insights of Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalyses, Marxism, and (post)structuralism.
Our Psychoanalysis & Politics GIG aims to continue these conversations by including graduate students from across the humanities and social sciences who are interested in psychoanalysis’s political and transdisciplinary applications as well as its relevance to race, gender, sexual orientation, class, and subject formations. Our monthly events allow students to read and discuss works of psychoanalytic and critical theory as well as current scholarship, workshop papers in progress, obtain opportunities for conference experience and graduate student professionalization, and possibly watch films with relevance to psychoanalysis.