Totem and Taboo After Auschwitz with Betty Fuks at Après-Coup

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Friday, June 27, 2014, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
TOTEM AND TABOO AFTER AUSCHWITZ, Foundations of Psychoanalysis

Freud’s myth of the murder of the primordial father is relevant to the understanding of political and cultural events of the 20th century. In what way does Totem and Taboo help us to reflect on the invention of the extermination machinery used in the Shoah?

SUGGESTED READINGS: Freud, Totem and Taboo (1913), “Why War?” (1932).

Betty Fuks is a psychoanalyst practicing in Rio de Janeiro. She teaches in the School of Communications at the Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro (ED/UFRJ). The author of numerous articles on psychoanalysis, her books include Freud e a cultura and Freud e a judeidade, published in English as Freud and the Invention of Jewishness.

MEETING PLACE: The School of Visual Arts, 136 West 21st Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), New York City. Please ask at the front desk for the room number.

ATTENDANCE FEE: $20; For students with ID: $10.
Attendance is free for all members of Après-Coup as well as for the faculty and students of the School of Visual Arts.

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