Psychoanalysis and Urban Experience

Schools of Public Engagement: Social Sciences

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Psychoanalysis:Urban Exper.

Spring 2018

Taught By: Wagner, Aleksandra

Section: A

CRN: 7093

Credits: 3

It has been said that Sigmund Freud sought privacy on the Ringstrasse; that is, not in the quiet of his consulting room but on the street, the place of incidents and accidents. Shifts in urban experience produced dramatic changes in the sensibility of the cosmopolitan bourgeoisie, transforming them from confident, self-possessed individuals to people “suffering from reminiscences,” from a flâneur to a hysteric. In this course, we explore the development of psychoanalysis and the materialist histories and economies that render the psychoanalytic enterprise tangible—spaces ranging from the intimate rooms in which psychoanalysis makes its appearance, to the 21st Century agoras. Readings and discussions include literature on the sociology of space and history of psychoanalysis, diagnostic manuals, and personal diaries.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Social Sciences (NSOS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 5

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:15pm 4/19/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 262

Date Range: 1/24/2018 - 5/9/2018