Started in 2014, the Society for Psychoanalytic Inquiry’s biannual summits touch down somewhere on the continental U.S. every winter and summer. These semi-public meetings are the foci of reflection on our activities; they serve as opportunities for our membership to present works in progress, hash out theoretical debates, and devise future plans. They also bring in interlocutors for SPI from the worlds of theory and therapy to inform our ongoing practice.
Winter 2014’s summit focused on presentations by SPI’s ongoing workgroups of findings and questions and provocations for research. SPI also extended an invitation to analyst and radio host Tracy Morgan, to discuss analytic training and the public role of psychoanalysis. Finally, we hosted a symposium on fear and the future, asking general questions about fear, politics, love, and death, over wine.
Major Splits in Psychoanalysis Workgroup
- Gary Walls on Harry Stack Sullivan
- Christie Offenbacher on the Fromm-Marcuse debate
- Trent Leipert on that Lacanian Thing
Analytic Social Psychology Workgoup
- Seminar on Russell Jacoby’s Social Amnesia
- Ben Koditschek on Cars
Bildung-Blocks (Psychoanalysis and Education) Workgroup
- Scott Jenkins and Drake Tyler on Schooling and Culture
- with comments by Benjamin Landau-Beispiel