Freud's Other Legacy
73 Queens Park Cr E, NF006
Time: Mar 22nd, 3:00 pm End: Mar 22nd, 5:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women/Gender, Religion, Study of (FAS), Psychology, Psychoanalytic, Psychiatry, Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), French and Linguistics (UTSC), French (FAS), English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Critical Theory, Comparative Literature (FAS), 2000-, 1950-2000, 1900-1950, 1800-1900
Lecture by Elizabeth Rottenberg, DePaul University, Chicago
Friday, Mar 22 --3:00-5:00 Northrop Frye Hall, room 006
This paper will explore Freud’s other legacy, a legacy associated not with sexuality and wish fulfillment but with trauma and the peculiar temporality of Nachträglichkeit (often translated as “deferred action,” “belatedness,” “afterwardsness,” or après coup in French). Just as there can be no Freudian legacy of trauma without the legacy of sexuality, no rupture of the symbolic system without the symbolic system, so too there can be no truly Freudian heritage, this paper will argue, without the legacy of trauma, traumatic temporality—and the strange and counter-intuitive notion of an accidental structure.
Elizabeth Rottenberg is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University and an advanced candidate at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. She is a founding member of the Derrida Seminars Translation Project and is currently completing the translation of Jacques Derrida's The Death Penalty II.
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