Sadism: The Language of Pleasure and Destruction

Saturday, October 19, 2002
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

The New York Academy of Medicine
1216 Fifth Avenue, NYC
(@103rd Street)


tentative schedule

8:00-8:30 am Registration
8:30-8:40 Craig Tomlinson: Introductions
8:40-9:20 John Munder Ross: Savage Venus: Sacher-Masoch and the Muse of Cruelty
9:20-10:00 Lucy LaFarge: The Wish for Revenge
10:00-10:40 Stan Coen: Demonic Play and the Joys of Destruction
10:40-11:10 Coffee
11:10-11:50 Vivian Pender: Maternal Sadism and the Murder Instinct
11:50-12:30 Helen Meyers: The Sadism of Everyday Life: With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies
12:30-2:00 Lunch
2:00-2:10 Craig Tomlinson: Introductions
2:10-2:50 Alan Felix: A Sado-masochistic Menage à Trois:The Psychotherapy of Two Dominatrices
2:50-3:30 Ethel Spector Person: Sadomasochism—Interpersonal Power Corrupted by Aggression
3:30-4:00 Refreshments
4:00-4:40 George Sagi: The Hatred of the Container and the Containing Function: Reappraisal of The Manic Defenses
4:40-5:30 Bob Michels: Discussion
5:30-6:00 Panel Q&A
7:30-10:00 Buffet Banquet
10:00- Dancing

Advance Registration $125.00
On-Site Registration $150.00
Candidates/Residents $50.00
Students (with ID) Free

Banquet $80.00/person

Hotel recommendations will be available.

For further information, please call or fax, Lawrence Schwartz
at (718) 728-7416 or email

Banquet to follow, Saturday, October 19, 2002, 7:30 pm
at the
109 East 56th Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues)
download registration form only in printable Acrobat Reader [.pdf] format
(small -> 30 KB)
download full brochure in Acrobat Reader [.pdf] format
(large -> 3.8 MB)