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From Interpretation to Construction: Reading, Writing, and Reality

  • New Clinic 111 North 7th Street Brooklyn, NY, 11249 United States (map)

Freud moved from interpretation to construction in his own lifetime. His dispute with Jung was over maintaining the sovereignty of the individual subject’s experience and self-determination over the the interpretation by larger cultural, mythical or archetypal narratives. Piera Aulagnier delineated how the “violence of interpretation” contributes to creating psychosis, neurosis, and institutional pathology. We will investigate what modern art and poetics can teach us about the psychoanalytic “cure” for our modern symptoms.

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