Psychoanalysis and Urban Experience

Schools of Public Engagement: University Urban Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Psychoanalysis:Urban Exper.

Fall 2020

Taught By: Aleksandra Wagner

Section: A

CRN: 8783

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: University Urban Studies (UURB)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 13

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 8:40pm 9/18/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Online Course

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