Colloquium 17

"Psychoanalysis and the Trauma(s) of History"

Title/Paper: "The Character of Madness in the Talking Cure" (Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 2007), by Francoise Davoine; "War Stories" chapter in the recently published book "First Do No Harm", edited by Adrienne Harris and Steven Botticelli, (Routledge, 2010)
Author: Francoise Davoine; Adrienne Harris and Steven Botticelli
Dates: Monday, December 6 - Sunday, December 19 , 2010

Adrienne Harris and Eyal Rozmarin


Jean-Max Gaudilliere, Sam Gerson, Janine Puget, Nancy Hollander, Carlo Strenger, Michael Sebek, Katie Gentile, Ben Kafka

The colloquium will look at the ways in which psychoanalysis has conceptualized, as well as on many occasions been impacted as a discipline by political and historical events, war and social strife in particular. As always, a panel of distinguished scholars will join the authors in discussing the texts and the questions they inspire, and midway the conversation will be opened to all members who wish to take part.


1) “The character of madness in the talking cure” (Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 2007), by Francoise Davoine, French psychoanalyst and co-author of the book “History beyond Trauma”;

2) “War stories”chapter in the recently published book “First do no harm”, edited by Adrienne Harris and Steven Botticelli, (Routledge, 2010).

General Information Regarding CE Credits:

The International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy (IARPP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IARPP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

CE for NASW-New York State for 3 contact hours is pending approval.