October 24, 2017
"Sudek, Janáček, Huvaldy, and Me"
with Adele Tutter, MD, PhD
Adele Tutter presents a second essay on the aesthetic transformation of national and cultural identity as a means to defend against the dehumanization of political oppression. She juxtaposes a consideration of works of the Czech composer Leoš Janáček and the Czech photographer Josef Sudek with personal reflections on being the child of a Czech dissident during the Cold War. We hope to engage the following issues:
1. Difficulties around memoir and self-disclosure in psychoanalytic writing.
2. The development of a monograph from serial essays with different aims.
The first essay in the series (Angel with a missing wing: Loss, restitution, and the embodied self in the photography of Josef Sudek. American Imago 70:127-190, 2013), provides context, and is available in pdf from the author (firstname.lastname@example.org).
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium