I wanted to highlight Adele’s talk on Weds Sept 29, details below. This is her kick-off event upon taking on being Co-Director of the Psychoanalytic Studies Program housed in ICLS on the Main Campus. I hope you’ll support her and our program by attending!
Susan C. Vaughan, MD
Poussin’s Narcissus: An exercise in interdisciplinary psychoanalytic inquiry
a talk by Adele Tutter
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 6:00pm EST
Virtual, please register here.
Psychoanalytic theory is often applied to the understanding of the arts. In this presentation, Adele Tutter demonstrates that art can enrich and extend psychoanalytic theory. The Baroque Master, Nicolas Poussin, painted at least four canvases on the theme of Narcissus, which reflect the artist’s deepening interpretation of his textual sources—mainly, Ovid’s narration of the Theban myths in the Metamorphoses—that ultimately supports a radical reappraisal of the role of this myth in psychoanalytic theory and practice.