October 24, 2017
In one of his novels, Milan Kundera suggested that "love is a continual interrogation." What is this thing called love? Is it, as Shakespeare might have it, "the star to every wandering bark"? Or, in Bronzino's words, "always a fountain and a vase of tears"? Can love be considered a single emotion? A complex of different feelings? An epiphenomenon of neurochemistry? How might we distinguish between parental love, romantic love, and other types of love? What can history, neuroscience, psychoanalysis, poetry, and other disciplines teach us about love? In this roundtable, our participants will interrogate love, and, perhaps, in the encounter, be interrogated by it.
Participants include Andrea Bayer, Lucy L. Brown, Marie Howe, and Fred Sander.
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium