A Few Upgrades…

Hi All,

Just wanted to let you all know that we’ve secured the domain name UCpsychoanalysis.com, which now links directly to this site.  The old address (ucpsychoanalysis.wordpress.com) still works, so no need to update anything… Also, in order to deliver a less distracting experience when browsing the site, we’ve gone “ad-free”!

Keep your eyes peeled for other upgrades and developments in the coming months, including:

  • Online Registration for the Annual Conference
  • Streamlined communications through our new dedicated email listserv (if you’re not signed up, please take a moment to add your email to the list)
  • Credit Card payments via PayPal
  • Archive of proceedings from past meetings, and other items of interest…

Stay tuned!

Save the Date: 2019 UC-NCP IPC Lake Arrowhead Conference (May 3-5, 2019)

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We have confirmed the dates for the 2019 UC-NCP IPC conference, which will be held May 3-5, 2019 at the UCLA Retreat Center at Lake Arrowhead, California.

Program announcement and registration will begin in December, but please add these dates to your calendar if you’re interested in attending.

 

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UCLA Conference Center at Lake Arrowhead

2018 Hayman Fellowship Winners

The University of California – New Center for Psychoanalysis Interdisciplinary Psychoanalytic Consortium (UC-NCP IPC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Hayman Graduate Fellowship.  The Hayman Fellowship aids psychoanalytically informed research on the literary, cultural and humanistic expressions of genocide, racism, ethnocentrism, nationalism, interethnic violence, and the Holocaust.  Our Endowment supports studies in the psychodynamics of personal, group, and international crisis management, de-escalation, conflict resolution, and peace processes. The fellowships are intended to provide for dissertation research in scholarly resources, archives, libraries, academic contacts, and to provide support for the final writing for publication of a project whose major research has been completed.

Each of the three winners was awarded $5,000 in support of the final stages of dissertation writing:

Farzad Amoozegar-Fassie (Anthropology, UCLA)—“Fleeing an Ongoing Civil War and the Plea for a Safe Haven: Being a Syrian Refugee Child in America”

This dissertation explores the experienes of trauma among Syrian refugee children in New Jersey from an inner and inter-subjective perspective within the present political climate of xenophobia.

 Rajbir Judge (History, UC Davis)—“Prophetic Sovereign: A People’s History of Maharaja Duleep Singh”

 This project studies the anxieties and uncertainties that governed relationships between secular British strategies of governance and the Sikh tradition by examining the how peoples globally contested the meaning of sovereignty through the deposed Maharaja Duleep Singh of Punjab at the end of the 19th Century” (creative/Post-Colonial studies with Psychoanalytic infusion).

 Kirsty Singer (Comparative Literature, UC Irvine)—“Intimate Historiographies: Race, Psychological Crisis, and Poetics in the American Mid-20th Century”

 This work proposes to “reckon with America’s historical unconscious and its constitutive role in the formation of the individual psyche. Her dissertation will reframes the mid-century poetics preoccupation with “racialized crisis of being” by investigating the 1950-70 period in which profound anxiety and tensions around whiteness surfaced among canonical avant-garde and activist poets—Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, Amiri Baraka, Jack Spicer, John Sinclair and Jane Stembridge—(all engaged in different ways in the antiracist organizing of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements).

Final Program for 2018 UC-NCP IPC Meeting now Online!

Hi all,

Just wanted to let you all know that the final program for the 2018 UC-NCP IPC “Arrowhead” Meeting is now online.  You can see the schedule of workshops, and download any associated readings. Please make an effort to download and read the assigned texts prior to the workshop.

In particular, please note that we will be opening the conference on Friday evening with a roundtable discussion (meaning an open discussion with all attendees) on three short “core texts” we feel will open up some of the weekend’s themes in preparation for the workshops.  In order to ensure a vibrant opening conversation on Friday night, please make an effort to read these three texts (total of ~24 pp) prior to arrival.

The schedule and readings can be accessed directly here:

https://ucpsychoanalysis.wordpress.com/final-program-2018-arrowhead-meeting/

Looking forward to seeing you all “on the mountain”!

Jeff Prager, Director UC-NCP IPC