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April 29-30, 2006
New York, NY

The Dead Father

a two-day international symposium


Reading list (in progress):

Aisenstein, M (1996). A deadly and sexually transmissible disease: life, Revue Francaise de Psychanalyse. Vol 60(1):77-80. 

Aisenstein, M (2000). Between the cultural Superego and "a pure culture of the death instinct." Revue Francaise de Psychanalyse. Vol 64(5): 1631-1634. 

Aisenstein, M (2001). Psychoanalytic psychotherapy does not exist, in Frisch and Hinshelwood, et al. (eds). Psychoanalysis and psychotherapy: The  controversies and the future. The EFPP clinical monograph series, London: Karnac.

Aisenstein, M (2002), From medicine to psychoanalysis and psychosomatics, Jahrbuch der Psychoanalyse 44:48- 62.

Aisenstein, M (2003), “Does the Cure Come as a Byproduct of Psychoanalytic Treatment” Psychoanalytic Quarterly LXXII(1).

Aisenstein, M (2005), “The Psyche-Soma and the Psychoanalytic Cure: The French School of Psychosomatics” 1/28/05

Blos, P. (1985). Son and father: Before and beyond the Oedipus complex.  New York: The Free Press.

Britton, R. (1998)  Subjectivity, objectivity and triangular space, in Belief and Imagination, London: Routledge, pp 41-58.

Cath, S.H.,  Herzog, J.M. (1988), The dying and death of a father, in Cath and Gurwitt, et al. (eds), Father and child: Developmental and clinical perspectives, Cambridge: Basil Blackwell.

Coleman, WL, Garfield, C and the Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health (2004), “Fathers and Pediatricians: Enhancing Men’s Roles in the Care and Development of Their Children", Pediatrics 113(5):1406-1411, 5 May 2004.

Crapanzano, V (1980), Tuhami: Portrait of a Moroccan, University of Chicago Press. 

Crapanzano, V (1992), Hermes' Dilemma and Hamlet's Desire: On the Epistemology of Interpretation, Cambridge: Harvard. 

Crapanzano, v (1998),'Lacking Now Is Only the Leading Idea, That Is--We, the Rays, Have No Thoughts': Interlocutory Collapse in Daniel Paul Schreber's  Memoirs of My Nervous Illness, Critical Inquiry 24(3):737-767. 

Crapanzano, V (2000), Serving the Word: Literalism in America from the Pulpit to the Bench, New York: New Press. 

Davis, NZ (1983), The Return of Martin Guerre, Cambridge: Harvard.

Fonda, P (1971) “The Hired Hand” (DVD), Sundance Channel LLC, #SHO-9025, 2003.

Freud, S (1913) Totem and Taboo, SE XIII, London: Hogarth Press.

Freud, S (1929) Civilization and Its Discontents, SE XXI, London: Hogarth Press.

Gardner, R (2003) “Alpha Women, Beta Men”, New York Magazine, 17 November 2003.

Green, A (1983) “The Dead Mother” in On Private Madness, London: Hogarth, 1986.

Andre Green, Daniel Stern, Rosine Jozef Perelberg, et al (2000), in Clinical and Observational Psychoanalytic Research: Roots of a Controversy, London: Karnac.

Kalinich, L (1985), “The Phallic Burden”

Klein, M. (1930) The Importance of symbol formation in the development of the ego, in Love, Guilt and Reparation and Other Works 1921-1945 (The Writings of Melanie Klein, Vol 1), New York: Free Press, 1984.

Kohon, G (1999) “The Greening of psychoanalysis: Andre Green in dialogues with Gregorio Kohon”, in The Dead Mother: the work of Andre Green, London: Routledge / New Library of Psychoanalysis.

Lacan, J (1969-70) Seminar 17: Psychoanalysis Upside Down, tr. C Gallagher, London: Karnac, 2001. 

Lacan J (1969-70) Seminar 17: The Other Side of Pychoanalysis, tr. R Grigg, New York: Norton, Spring 2005.

Lear, J (1998), “Knowingness and Abandonment: An Oedipus for Our Time” in Open Minded: Working Out the Logic of the Soul, Cambridge: Harvard.

Lifton, RJ (2003) “American Apocalypse” The Nation, 12/22/03
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McDougall, J (1989) “The dead father: on early psychic trauma and its relation to disturbance in sexual identity and in creative activity”,  International Journal of Psycho-Analysis 70(part2):205-19.

Segal, H. (1993)  Symbolism (Chap. 3) and Mental space and elements of symbolism (Chap. 4) in Dream, Phantasy and Art, London:Routledge.

Shakespeare, W, Hamlet

Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus

Taylor, S (2004), “Commmentary on ‘The Hired Hand’”

Vanier, A. (2001), Some remarks on adolescence with particular reference to Winnicott and Lacan, Psychoanalytic Quarterly LXX:579-97.

 Stuart Taylor, M.D.
Chair, Symposium Planning Committee