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    Meet the Author: John Launer

    Thursday, April 9, 2015
    8:00 PM

    John Launer will discuss his new biography:
    Sex versus Survival: The Life and Ideas of Sabina Spielrein
    (Overlook Press, 2015)

    Discussants: Drs. Francis Baudry and Adrienne Harris

    Sabina Spielrein is most famous for her affair with Carl Jung and for her role in his friendship and rift with Freud. For Sex Versus Survival, his new biography of Spielrein, Dr. Launer has applied a close reading of Spielrein's letters, diaries and professional papers to demonstrate that much of the familiar version of her life is a myth. In place of the hysterical patient, mistress and marginalized historical figure, he presents a picture of a brilliant polymath who made many pioneering contributions to psychoanalysis as well as original work in child development, linguistics and evolution. Dr. Launer’s talk will be followed by a discussion and then a review by Francis Baudry, M.D. and Adrienne Harris, Ph.D. of Spielrein’s stature as a psychoanalytic thinker. All three participants will address the complex relation of Spielrein’s life and her intellectual and clinical work.

    $10 - General Admission

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


    John Launer is an Associate Dean for Postgraduate Medical Education at the University of London, a family therapist and consultant at the Tavistock Clinic in London.

    Francis Baudry, M.D. is a Training and Supervising Analyst at New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute. He has written extensively on applied analysis including papers on Flaubert, Keats, James Joyce and Faulkner. In addition, he has written articles on such movies as “Mr. Klein” and “The Dead.” For seventeen years Dr. Baudry ran an interdisciplinary group on Literature and Psychoanalysis for NYPSI’s Extension Program.

    Adrienne Harris, Ph.D. is Faculty and Supervisor at New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She is faculty and supervisor at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. She is a member and Training Analyst in the IPA.

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guidance • support • stress • anxiety • depression • conflict • hyperactivity • identity disorders • socialization • self-esteem •