Psychoanalysis: An Urban Experience

Schools of Public Engagement: Social Sciences

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Psychoanalysis:Urban Exper.

Fall 2020

Taught By: Aleksandra Wagner

Section: A

CRN: 8801

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. We trace the social history of psychoanalysis in parallel with the histories of two cities commonly associated with it: fin-de-siècle Vienna and "delirious" New York. 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 flaneurs to hysterics. In this course, we explore the development of psychoanalysis and the materialist histories and economies that render the psychoanalytic enterprise tangible, that created the intimate rooms in which psychoanalysis makes its appearance. Readings and discussions include literature on the sociology of space and history of psychoanalysis, diagnostic manuals, and personal diaries. Students are expected to develop group research projects.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Social Sciences (NSOS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 5

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* 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: 6:33am 2/25/2021 EST

Meeting Info::

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/3/2020 - 12/17/2020