The Jackman Humanities Institute is saddened to announce the death of Scholar in Residence Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, who passed away on 1 December 2011 of a sudden pulmonary embolism.
Professor Young-Bruehl was a philosopher, psychoanalyst, and author of biographies of Hannah Arendt and Anna Freud. She was currently working on a first edition of the collected writings of British child psychologist D.W. Winnicott. A memorial celebration of her life will be held in Toronto in January; further information will be posted as soon as possible.
A CBC interview with her close friend, Rosi Braidotti (Director, Centre for the Humanities, University of Utrecht) is available here (item 2).
Elisabeth Young-Bruehl’s last public appearance was on 28 November 2011, when she gave a public lecture sponsored by the Jackman Humanities Institute and The Health Arts and Humanities Program, titled “D.W. Winnicott Revises Psychoanalysis, 1945-1971.”