Distinguished Lecturer Series

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November 22, 2021

1:00 pm

Online - https://msstate.webex.com/msstate/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb5d14cc82423f3dbb29c0c3cc453ef86

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We are excited to announce the next event in the Distinguished Lecturer Series: a lecture by Dr. Fernanda Negrete on Monday November 22nd at 12:00 (lunch). This event is online. We hope you all can come, and ask you to spread the word among your students and colleagues.

Dr. Fernanda Negrete’s talk is entitled "Writing the Feminine: From Symptom and  Sublimation to the Aesthetic Act". In this talk she will discuss a concept of writing that grounds some key elements in psychoanalytic work, as well as in artistic creation, as conceived by a number of modernist and contemporary authors and artists. Among them, Louise Bourgeois, Sophie Calle, Lygia Clark, Roni Horn, Clarice Lispector, and Stéphane Mallarmé stand out. Their works of literature and art prompt the question of how writing – understood as a process or practice that opens a non-representational space for the libidinal body and that calls for reading beyond interpretation – engages with what psychoanalysis calls the feminine. She will consider the stakes of this term in three distinct modes of writing that offer sites of emergence for the feminine, although with different implications: the symptom, sublimation, and the aesthetic act.

Dr. Negrete is the Director of the Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and & Culture and Associate Professor at Dept. of Romance Languages & Literatures at University of Buffalo, SUNY. She has published The Aesthetic Clinic: Feminine Sublimation in Contemporary Writing, Psychoanalysis, and Art (SUNY 2020)   among many other works on psychoanalysis, feminism, cinema, and modern literatures in French, Portuguese, Spanish and English.

November 22nd, 12:00 pm/ noon (CST)/ 1:00 pm (EST).
To attend click here (password: CMLL2021)

We hope you all can join!

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