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    Screen Memories: A Neglected Freudian Discovery?

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015
    8:00 PM

    "Screen Memories: A Neglected Freudian Discovery?"
    with Dr. Eugene Mahon

    Discussant: Dr. Martin Silverman

    In 1899 Freud introduced the concept of screen memories. His insights were revolutionary: Screen memories do not emerge into consciousness at the time of recall, he argued; they are formed at that time and, moreover, historical accuracy is not their prime concern. In fact, they conceal more than they reveal. Such memories seem ultra clear, as if to bring attention to their significance, but the clarity is a deception. Often it is the insignificant that is emphasized rather than the “real” thing. In this paper Dr. Mahon will review two of Freud’s screen memories and two from a completed analysis of one of his own patients.

    New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
    247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
    The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium


    Dr. Eugene Mahon is a Training and Supervising Analyst on the faculty of the Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. He is also a member of The Contemporary Freudian Society and of The Center for Advanced Psychoanalytic Studies, Princeton. Dr. Mahon has published many psychoanalytic articles on such diverse topics as dreams, play, parapraxes, humor, creativity, working through, screen memories, the uncanny, repression, and the Oedipus complex. He has published several articles on Shakespeare and, also, on Coleridge and Oscar Wilde. His plays (Yesterday’s Silence, In The Company of Ghosts, A Mouthful of Air, Anna and Sigmund at the Rue Royale, A Freud Vitruvius Dialogue) have been published in JAPA and in Art Criticism (SUNY Stony Brook). He has published poetry in The Antioch Review, The Irish Times and in Between Hours (ed. Salman Akhtar). His book, A Psychoanalytic Odyssey, was published in 2014 and Rensal The Redbit (a psychoanalytic fairytale) is currently in press with Karnac. Dr. Mahon, who is on the editorial board of The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, practices child and adult psychoanalysis in New York City.

    Dr. Martin Silverman is a Training and Supervising Analyst and Supervising Child Analyst at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education affiliated with NYU School of Medicine and a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey. He also is emeritus Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Silverman is Associate Editor and Book Review Editor of The Psychoanalytic Quarterly and is the author of over sixty psychoanalytic papers and book chapters and over seventy psychoanalytic book reviews.

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