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Freud and Culture Now
Vienna, May 1997


Conference "Freud and Culture Now" 23-24 May 1997 Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften (IFK) Danhausergasse 1, A-1040 Wien Call for papers
The aim of this conference is to discuss the relevance of Freudian ideas to contemporary work in the field of cultural studies. Leading scholars from a diverse set of disciplines within the social sciences and humanities will present papers around themes including ritual, memory, feminine jouissance and the voice, realism and the gaze. International participants: HENRIETTA MOORE, Director of the Institute for Gender Studies and Reader in Anthropology at the London School of Economics, will discuss psychoanalytic approaches to ritual. MEGAN VAUGHAN, Professor of Commonwealth History at the University of Oxford, will discuss memory and history. RENATA SALECL, Director of the Institute for Criminology at the University of Ljubljana, will discuss feminine jouissance and the voice. ELISABETH COWIE, Reader in Media Studies at the University of Canterbury, will discuss a Lacanian approach to documentaries. GLEN BOWMAN, Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Canterbury, will discuss nationalism and identity. HENRY KRIPS, Professor of Communication at the University of Pittsburgh, Visiting Fellow at the IFK, will discuss realism and the gaze. General discussant: KIM LANE SCHEPPELE, Co-Director, Center for Gender Studies, Central European University, Budapest Interested Austrian scholars are invited to either present papers related to the above stated themes or to act as commentators. Abstracts for papers / expression of interest should be sent to: Lutz Musner IFK, Danhausergasse 1, A-1040 Wien Austria Tel. +43-1-504 11 31 Fax. +43-1-504 11 32 email: