COML 6250

COML 6250

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How does psychoanalysis conceive the human, and what does it offer humanity at the crossroads where we find ourselves today? These questions animate the work of Haitian-Quebecois psychoanalyst Willy Apollon, who in recent years has developed the Freudian metapsychology away from its traditional focus on neurosis, the ego, and Oedipus Complex. Apollon advances that the clash of different civilizations that is so ubiquitous today attests not only to their decline, but to the emergence of something that transcends all civilizations. Beyond the man and the woman that cultureproduces to assure its own reproduction, or the specific iteration of the human that each civilization promotes as superior to all the others, he argues that pyschoanalysis must place itself in the service of this (re)emergent humanity. Works studied include Freud, Fanon, Lacan and Safouan as well as recent scholarship by Lucie Cantin, Sheldon George, and Ranjana Khanna.

When Offered Fall.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: FREN 6250

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17835 COML 6250   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Conducted in English.