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May 06, 2006, 7:30 PM

Psychoanalysis and Literature: 150 Years After the Birth of Freud

Participants: Cathy Caruth, Mark Edmundson, Paul Fry (moderator), Margaret Ann Fitzpatrick Hanly, Meredith Anne Skura

Cathy Caruth is Winship Distinguished Research Professor of Comparative Literature and English at Emory University. She is the author of Trauma: Explorations in Memory and Empirical Truths and Critical Fictions: Locke, Wordsworth, Kant, Freud.

Mark Edmundson is the NEH/Daniels Family Distinguished Teaching Professor of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia. He is author most recently of Why Read?, Teacher and Towards Reading Freud. He is currently at work on a book to be entitled The Death of Sigmund Freud about Freud's escape from Vienna in 1938.

Paul Fry is William Lampson Professor of English at Yale University. He is the author of A Defense of Poetry: Essays on the Occasion of Writing and Editor of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. He is currently at work on a book to be entitled Wordsworth and the Anthropology of Lyric.

Margaret Ann Fitzpatrick Hanly is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Toronto, Canada, and a member of the faculty of the Toronto Psychoanalytic Institute.

Meredith Anne Skura is Libbie Shearn Moody Professor of English, Rice University and author of The Literary Use of the Psychoanalytic Process.


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