Classic Papers Revisited: Mourning / Meaning and Melancholia

The Association for Psychoanalytic Thought presents…

Classic Papers Revisited
Reading Group Discussion

“Mourning and Melancholia” – Sigmund Freud, 1917
Meaning and Melancholia (excerpts) – Christopher Bollas, 2018

Saturday, April 27, 2019
10:30 a.m. – noon
The Public Library – Clifton Branch

We invite you to participate in a discussion of Freud’s classic essay on our conscious and unconscious responses to grief and loss. Then, our discussion will move to excerpts from Christopher Bollas’ recent book, which revisits Freud’s ideas, expanding and applying them to our contemporary political and social climate.

Discussion facilitated by:

Beth Ash
Professor of English, University of Cincinnati

Norman Hirsch
Psychiatrist in Private Practice

This reading group discussion is free and open to the public.

We will meet at the Clifton Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County: 3400 Brookline Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45220

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