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Discussion: Is repression sufficient for understanding horror?

August 13, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

ATTENTION: We'll be meeting at our new venue, Oak Street Cafe. Please check location and address details so that you don't go to the wrong spot!

Discussion facilitator: Kellye McBride
Teacher bio: http://peoplescolloquium.org/teacher-bios/

Discussion: Is repression sufficient for understanding horror?

This discussion will focus primarily on Freud’s essay The Uncanny and the “return of the repressed” and whether or not these concepts are still relevant in light of a critique of psychoanalysis. The aim for this discussion is twofold: to gain a clearer perspective of exactly what the uncanny and return of the repressed are, and to engage in some light critique of these concepts, drawing from one of the secondary readings.

Please find downloads for all resources here: http://peoplescolloquium.org/forum/summer-2018/6395-monday-august-13th-ecology-and-the-unconsciousness/

Level 1: The Uncanny by Sigmund Freud
Fiction and its Phantoms by Hélène Cixous

Level 2: Feminist Frameworks for Horror Films (excerpt) by Cynthia A. Freeland
Introduction to Herculine Barbin by Michel Foucault


August 13, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Oak Street Cafe
815 SE Oak Street |
Portland, or 97214 us
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