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9:00 a.m. Symposium-free

February 29: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

7:00-9:00 p.m. the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center is co-sponsoring with Case Western Reserve and Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities a Symposium February 28 and 28 titled “New Directions for Shakespeare and Psychoanalytic Studies” Additional plenary sessions and panels.

Bellflower Hall Room 102
11427 Bellflower Road

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The discipline of Shakespeare studies has always been deeply intertwined with the study of the mind. The founding of psychoanalysis can be dated Sigmund Freud’s reading of Hamlet in 1897, and psychoanalytic theorists continued to draw examples from Shakespeare as the expanded upon Freud’s initial concepts throughout the century that followed. Likewise, psychoanalytic theory provided the foundation for many of the major works of twentieth-century Shakespearean criticism.
Please join us for a unique symposium, bringing together both literary scholars and therapeutic practitioners, to consider what is next for the study of Shakespeare and psychoanalysis. We expect a vibrant discussion about the pints of contact between the study of Shakespeare and of clinical practice. Together, we hope to consider the current status of Shakespeare in psychoanalytic studies, the place of psychoanalysis in Shakespeare studies, and the future of both disciplines.
All events are free and open to the public.


February 29
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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For further information, contact:

Debbie Morse, Administrative Coordinator