SFCP Conference on French Psychoanalysis with Dominique Scarfone 
June 11 and June 14, 2010

  • The Uncanny: A conversation about Freud's classic text withJudith Butler (Maxine Elliot Professor, UC Berkeley, Department of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature) and Dominique Scarfone.Time: Friday, June 11th; 5:45-7:30 PM, with a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception beginning at 5:00 P.M. Place: SFCP, 4th Floor, 2340 Jackson Street. Fees: for this event are $45 (general public), $35 (members, full-time educators), $25 (student, interns and post-docs, SFCP community members, non-profit workers)
  • In the Hollow of Transference: The Position of the Analyst between Activity and Passivity. The Emmanuel Windholz Memorial Lecture. Jed Sekoff, Ph.D. will moderate. Time: Monday, June 14th; 7:30pm. Place: SFCP. Free

Judith Butler is the author of numerous books and essays, includingGender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (Routledge, 1990), The Psychic Life of Power: Theories of Subjection (Stanford University Press, 1997), Antigone's Claim: Kinship Between Life and Death (Columbia University Press, 2000), and Giving an Account of Oneself (Fordham University Press, 2005). 

Dominique Scarfone is a training and supervising analyst at the Montreal Psychoanalytic Institute and Society, a professor of psychology at the University of Montreal, and editor of "The Analyst at Work" section of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. A popular teacher whose work renders complex ideas in a clinically relevant fashion, his work successfully integrates the thought of Jean Laplanche with a diverse range of other seminal theorists including DW Winnicott and Michel de M' Uzan. His numerous publications include: "A Matter of Time: Actual Time and the Production of the Past." Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 75:807-834; and "Wishing for the Impossible: An Essay in Comparative Psychoanalytic Practice." International Journal of Psycho-Analysis (2002), 83:575-577. 

To register for the Friday program, please contact 415-563-5815 orfinance@sf-cp.org or www.uncannysf.com. CE/CME credit pending. 

Image created by Antonio Tamburro by courtesy of 6 Senso Art Gallery