New Forms of Melancholia with Massimo  Recalcati at Apres-Coup

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FOUNDATIONS OF PSYCHOANALYSIS New Forms of Melancholia  Massimo  Recalcati  Wednesday, April 8, 2020  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  zasa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at New York University 24 West 12th Street, NYC

The Freudian clinic has described melancholia as a moral delusion mostly based on a sense of guilt. Due to the way in which repression is now being understood, we are identifying forms of melancholia that indicate an eclipse of desire rather than guilt. These forms become the opportunity to clarify differential diagnoses in an era in which so-called borderline states seem to blur the structural distinction between neurosis and psychosis.

Suggested readings: Freud: “Mourning and Melancholia” (1912). Lacan: Télévision (1973; Television, English translation, 1990).

Massimo Recalcati is a psychoanalyst in Milan, a professor at Pavia and Verona, and an author widely translated in Europe and South America. His books in English (Polity Books) include The Mother’s Hands: Desire, Fantasy and the Inheritance of the Maternal and The Telemachus Complex: Parents and Children after the Decline of the Father.


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Registration deadline: March 25th

Fee: $40; students with ID: $20*

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Special Thanks to the Director and the Staff of NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò

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