Colloquium 26

"The Body as Experience, The Body as Experiencer: A Multi-Perspectival Conversation"

Title/Paper: "Contextualizing Attunement Within the Polyrhythmic Weave: The Psychoanalytic Samba"
Author: Steven Knoblauch
Dates: Monday, May 11 - Sunday, May 24 , 2015

Alejandro Avila Espada & Daniel Shaw


Asaf Rolef Ben-Shahar (Israel), Bill Cornell (USA), Augusto Escribens (Peru), Katie Gentile (USA), Gianni Nebbiosi (Italy), Andre Sassenfeld (Chile), Sue Shapiro (USA), Jon Sletvold (Norway), Sally Swartz (South Africa)

We are pleased to announce the upcoming IARPP colloquium in which we will discuss Steven Knoblauch’s paper, “Contextualizing Attunement Within the Polyrhythmic Weave: The Psychoanalytic Samba”. (Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 21:414-427. 2011).

This colloquium will run from Monday, May 11 through Sunday, May 24, 2015.

Moderators will be Alejandro Avila Espada and Daniel Shaw.

Beginning earlier in papers, and particularly with his 2000 book, The Musical Edge of Therapeutic Dialogue (The Analytic Press, T&F), Steven Knoblauch has been developing an original approach for expanding the analyst’s attention working with embodied registrations in the psychoanalytic encounter.  Building on his experience performing in a variety of musical idioms and a range of theoretical contributions, the paper being considered in this colloquium offers a unique perspective for the way cross modal rhythms in the analytic interaction carry emotional significance for the patient’s suffering, strain toward growth, and particularly her/his experience of relational patterning in treatment.

With an international panel taking the lead, we will continue expanding our sense of analytic attention in treatment as we take up similarities and differences, opportunities and constraints to Knoblauch’s vision.  We hope to compare his ideas to others emerging both from within and from outside the relational tradition.  We anticipate a confluence of voices, some new and some familiar, carrying our explorations and considerations forward as we gather, once again, to listen and speak with each other in the virtual electronic space/time of the IARPP colloquium.