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Psychoanalysis, History and Philosophy
03 May 2021 - 07 May 2021
ECTS points
Course directors:
Eva D. Bahovec, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Nancy Bauer, Tufts University , United States
Jasna Koteska, Ss Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
Ana Maskalan, Institute for Social Research, Zagreb, Croatia
Erika Ruonakoski, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Kaja Dolar, National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations, France
Course description:

Contemporary philosophy has been marked by the history of feminism, which in the region has developed in the tradition of German critical theory and in the opposition with the 'Soviet Marxism'. In French structuralism and poststructuralism, it has been linked with great names of Louis Althusser as the major theoretician of the reading of Marx, and Gilles Deleuze as the main reader of Nietzsche, and, from his and Guattari's Anti-Oedipus on, also the main critic of psychoanalysis. The graduate course aims to confront both currents of research, looks for the critical potential they might have in commmon, and promotes resesarch of 'the subterrain current of materialism of the encounter'. In this context it aims at opening up a view on the blind spot of one and the other: Simone de Beauvoir and her Second Sex, her affinity with the early Lacan and the later Althusser, potential approaching to Deleuze, but also the recognition of her work, which we are still awaiting. In the regional, Indo-European and wider space, and in confrontation with actual social and political changes, such opening up of 'other spaces' is becoming ever more indispensable.

ECTS requirements
ECTS credits of the PhD program in the field of Theoretical Psychoanalysis, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana (requirement is a written essay of 5000-6000 words, its public presentation and active engagement in the postgraduate course discussions).