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Abstracts are due by Thursday, January 31st, 2019
What is the standing of Freudian theory in the light of modern neuroscience when it comes to drives, pleasure, enjoyment, and sex? To date, neuropsychoanalysis might be seen as a rather desexualized body of theories, studies, and methods: sexual topics pop up here and there, but not in any systematic way that recognizes sexuality as constitutive for the human condition. This congress aims to rectify this impression: it will take inspiration from the metapsychology of Freud’s experience of satisfaction as well as from various post-Freudian notions, such as the prominent place given by Lacan to enjoyment (“jouissance”) in relation to human subjectivity, and address questions concerning (infantile) sexuality, libido, and erogenous zones; affect, emotion, and drive; reward, repetition compulsion, and death drive; the role of objects in sexuality; feminine sexuality, and enjoyment.
We invite proposals for oral presentations, symposia, and posters. Submissions are particularly encouraged if they are related to the mentioned topics (sexuality, satisfaction, drive, enjoyment, repetition compulsion, etc.) but contributions on any neuropsychoanalytic topic are welcome.
(1) an explicit psychoanalytic or psychodynamic component and
a. a link to neuroscientific or a neuropsychoanalytic body of thought; or
b. an explicit neurobiological or psychological aspect, such as brain injury, pharmacological treatment, or neurophysiological, psychophysiological, or experimental psychology measures.
or (2) a psychoanalytic case vignette that will be discussed from a neuropsychoanalytic perspective by invited discussants
or (3) a precise metapsychological account (detailing the mechanics and the logics of the mental dynamics).
These will be given in 10-20-minute slots, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A.
Symposia (duration 1.5 hours):
These should have either 4 presenters, or 3 presenters and one discussant. Submissions should include abstracts for each presentation.
There will be a ‘Best Poster Prize’ selected by congress participants.
Abstracts are due by Thursday, January 31, 2019. Fill in the details below. You will then receive a receipt and a reference number. Notification of acceptance status will be made by mid-March. If you do not receive a receipt, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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