The Center of Place, Culture and Politics invites you to:
Eros and Revolution
A Critical Dialogue on Love, Struggle, and Psychoanalysis
Featuring Jamieson Webster and AK Thompson
October 18, 2018
CUNY Graduate Center
365 5th ave, NY, NY 10016
To those concerned with the dynamics of the human struggle for liberation, the period of political polarization through which we are now living has underscored the value of psychoanalytic concepts. But how should these concepts be interpreted and applied? Drawing on the work of Herbert Marcuse and George Katsiaficas while focusing on the erotic dimensions of global revolt, AK Thompson’s new co-edited collection Spontaneous Combustion: The Eros Effect and Global Revolution (SUNY Press, 2018) provides one compelling answer. In this critical dialogue, Thompson joins radical psychoanalyst Jamieson Webster to explore the character and political implications of the erotic as they relate to other social and psychological factors.
Jamieson Webster is a psychoanalyst based in New York. She has written for Artforum, Apology, Cabinet, the Guardian, Playboy, Spike Art Quarterly, and the New York Times. She is the author of Conversion Disorder: Listening to the Body in Psychoanalysis (Columbia University Press, 2018); Stay, Illusion!: The Hamlet Doctrine, with Simon Critchley (Pantheon, 2013); and The Life and Death of Psychoanalysis (Karnac, 2011). With Marcus Coelen, she is currently working on The Cambridge Introduction to Jacques Lacan.
AK Thompson got kicked out of high school for publishing an underground newspaper called The Agitator and has been an activist, writer, and social theorist ever since. Along with Spontaneous Combustion: The Eros Effect and Global Revolution (SUNY Press 2018), he has authored or edited numerous books, including Keywords for Radicals: The Contested Vocabulary of Late-Capitalist Struggle (2016), Black Bloc, White Riot: Anti-Globalization and the Genealogy of Dissent (2010), Sociology for Changing the World: Social Movements/Social Research (2006), and Premonitions: Selected Essays on the Culture of Revolt, which is scheduled to be released this December. He is currently Visiting Professor of Social Movements and Social Change at Ithaca College.
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
IT IS SPONSORED BY THE CENTER FOR PLACE, CULTURE AND POLITICS.