2017 UC-NCP IPC Meeting – Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the Call for Submissions for the 25th Annual UC/NCP Interdisciplinary Psychoanalytic Consortium Meetings, held at beautiful Lake Arrowhead, CA. (March 31-April 2, 2017).

BOUNDARIES, BORDERS, AND CROSSINGS

This year’s UC/NCP IPC meetings will explore the concept of the boundary—interpersonal, intrapsychic, institutional, and cultural. What is the process by which a boundary is created and maintained? How do boundaries function to include and exclude? Under what conditions, and to what ends, are they sites of migration,transformation, and permeation? Boundaries are places of opposition and contestation (Bion’s institution/misfit); breaching (trauma); pathology (BPD), and containment (Anzieu’s skin ego). Work happens within them — the consultation room — and at their interface – the psychoanalytic frame, psychoanalysis and social movements; interdisciplinary studies.

We invite 250-500 word proposals for plenary and breakout sessions that explore issues related to boundaries, borders, and crossings, from any perspective anchored in psychoanalysis. Presenters will make their introductory remarks for the first fifteen minutes of each session and will then be expected to facilitate inclusive group discussion. The three plenaries and the workshops will be built around a short text or excerpt(no longer than ten pages), so please indicate your reading selection and,if possible, send a copy with your proposal.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:

• Boundaries of the body
• The psychoanalytic frame
• Anzieu’s concept of the skin-ego and psychical wrapping
• Touch
• Taboo
• Tattoos and markings
• Institutional demarcations (psychoanalysis and beyond)
• Representations of the body and space
• Time (limits)
• Individuals and groups
• Public and private
• Surveillance

Send proposals to: derwin@ihc.ucsb.edu by December 1, 2016.

You can also direct questions to Susan Derwin (Program Co-chair) at this address.

As always, we’ll be convening at the lovely UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center and Resort in the mountains of southern California. The retreat atmosphere, the beautiful surroundings, the comfortable cabins, and the delicious meals always make for a wonderful conference.

Registration details coming soon!

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