Event: The Divided Self of Euripides’ Medea

The Association for Psychoanalytic Thought presents…

The Divided Self of Euripides’ Medea:
The Myth, a Modern Movie, and an Attempt to Understand Her Motivations for Infanticide

Larry Jost, Professor of Philosophy
University of Cincinnati

Friday, October 26, 2018
6:30 p.m. Wine and cheese
7:00 p.m. Film and discussion

Professor Jost’s presentation will focus on the psychological conflict in Medea, her guilt over what she did to her father and brother to help Jason capture the “golden fleece,” and her resolution to take revenge on her husband after he abandoned her and their children.

He will explore her unconscious emotional states and her clearly-expressed complaints about male treatment of wives and mothers, both in their historical context and in the context of our own times, after the influence of the “New Wave Feminism” of the 1960’s and ‘70’s.

Professor Jost will show that Euripides’ take on female suffering and strengths is unusually perceptive for a male Athenian in the 5th C. BCE and is evident in several of his plays, especially Medea. In this, Euripides is following in the footsteps of both Aeschylus and Sophocles, but with a deeper insight into the psyche of his heroines.

Before the presentation, we will screen Lars von Trier’s Danish made-for-television adaptation from 1988, based on an early film version of the classic drama by Carl Theodor Dreyer.

This event is free and will be held at the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute: 3001 Highland Avenue, Suite C, Cincinnati, OH 45219


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Event: The Talented Mr. Ripley

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Please join us for our first event of the 2018-19 season.

The Talented Mr. Ripley
1999, directed by Anthony Minghella

Friday, September 14, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Wine and cheese
6:30 p.m. Film and discussion

In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve Dickie Greenleaf, a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures. – IMDb

After the film, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Glenn Anderson will discuss how its deeply flawed characters seek redemption, healing, and integration through their relationships with other flawed characters, with tragic results. Dr. Anderson led discussion last year of David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive (1999) for the APT and will compare both films’ central themes while contrasting the stylistic approaches of the directors.

Norman Finkelstein, Professor of English at Xavier University and CPI graduate, will discuss the movie in the context of the Patricia Highsmith novel, first published in 1955, which served as the source material for the film adaptation. Professor Finkelstein has taught the book extensively in his courses.

This event is free and will be held at the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute: 3001 Highland Avenue, Suite C, Cincinnati, OH 45219


Please RSVP via email to Matt Bennett at matt.bennett@aptcincinnati.org or by phone at 513-549-4675.

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Event: Summer Film Series – The Measure of a Man

The next two events are part of our annual Summer Film Series. You can download a print-ready PDF file for information on these film screenings and discussions by clicking the thumbnail below.

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Friday, June 29, 2018
Film Series: The Measure of a Man (La loi du marché)

The Measure of a Man
The Measure of a Man

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4428814/

“Vincent Lindon gives his finest performance to date as unemployed everyman Thierry, who must submit to a series of quietly humiliating ordeals in his search for work. Futile retraining courses that lead to dead ends, interviews via Skype, an interview-coaching workshop critique of his self-presentation by fellow jobseekers all are mechanisms that seek to break him down and strip him of identity and self-respect in the name of reengineering of a workforce fit for a neoliberal technocratic system. Nothing if not determinist, Stéphane Brizé film dispassionately monitors the progress of its stoic protagonist until at last he lands a job on the front line in the surveillance and control of his fellow man and finally faces one too many moral dilemmas. A powerful and deeply troubling vision of the realities of our new economic order.” -Rotten Tomatoes

Discussants:
Ernie Fontana, Professor Emeritus of English, Xavier University
Rachel Zlatkin, Faculty Honors College, Northern Kentucky University

Wine and cheese at 6:30 p.m.
Program begins at 7:00 p.m.
Admission is free.

The program will be held in the Frederic Kapp Memorial Library at the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute.


Please RSVP via email to Matt Bennett at matt.bennett@aptcincinnati.org or by phone at 513-549-4675.

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Event: Summer Film Series – The Zookeeper’s Wife

The next two events are part of our annual Summer Film Series. You can download a print-ready PDF file for information on these film screenings and discussions by clicking the thumbnail below.

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Friday, June 15, 2018
Film Series: The Zookeeper’s Wife

The Zookeeper's Wife
The Zookeeper’s Wife

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1730768/

“War brews over Warsaw in 1939, and while life is still running its course, the Germans are slowly beginning to make their presence felt, with Hitler secretly preparing for the German invasion of Poland. Under those circumstances, the young couple of Jan and Antonina Zabinski continue their daily routine as owners and keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, but soon, as German Luftwaffe’s Stukas hammer the Polish capital, their life’s work together with the city, will turn to ashes. However, with the zoo liquidated for the war effort and many of its animals tragically perished, what was once an animals’ zoo, will now serve as a sanctuary where Antonina, the humanist veterinarian, and Jan can hide the persecuted Polish Jews in plain sight until safe houses are found. That was Jan and Antonina’s formidable, yet perilous plan, who regardless of the consequences, refused to wither before the Nazi menace, took matters into their own hands and sheltered 300 Jews under the Germans’ noses.” -IMDb

Discussant: Mia Biran,  Faculty at the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute

Wine and cheese at 6:30 p.m.
Program begins at 7:00 p.m.
Admission is free.

The program will be held in the Frederic Kapp Memorial Library at the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute.


Please RSVP via email to Matt Bennett at matt.bennett@aptcincinnati.org or by phone at 513-549-4675.

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Event: Psychoanalysis and Culture – Psychoanalytic Concepts in the Classroom, Part II

Friday, May 11, 2018
Psychoanalysis and Culture – Psychoanalytic Concepts in the Classroom, Part II

A continuation of the discussion from 2015 regarding the teaching of psychoanalysis in the community, but it is not assumed that participants will have attended that event. This round-table discussion will be led by:

Marcia Kaplan, Psychiatrist and Faculty Member at CPI

Karl Stukenberg, Professor of Psychology at Xavier University and Faculty Member at CPI

Norman Finkelstein, Professor of English at Xavier University and Research Candidate at CPI

Wine and cheese at 6:30 p.m.
Program begins at 7:00 p.m.
Admission is $5.00

The program will be held in the Frederic Kapp Memorial Library at the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute.


Please RSVP via email to Matt Bennett at matt.bennett@aptcincinnati.org or by phone at 513-549-4675.

Video: Psychoanalysts as Novelists

January 19, 2018 – Psychoanalysts as Novelists

This program consisted of a presentation by Norman Hirsch, psychiatrist in private practice, and Rachel Zlatkin, faculty of Honors College at Northern Kentucky University, of The Parts Left Out by Thomas Ogden, and a presentation by Beth Ash, professor of English and Women’s Studies at the University of Cincinnati, of Possessions by Julia Kristeva. Audience discussion followed both presentations.

Videography and editing by Aaron Zlatkin.