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Schreber Live! Jonathan Dextrixhe “In Celebration of Father Schreber”

Schreber’s early development as a subject of his father’s child-rearing techniques are considered, along with questions about whether appreciating Schreber requires vilifying his caretakers. Jon Detrixhe (dee-trick) is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. He is an adjunct professor in the clinical phd program at Long Island University, Brooklyn, and a supervisor...

Schreber Live! Michael Eigen “I want to be a Woman – Caesura, Blackout, Rebirth”

Michael Eigen (born 1936) is an American psychoanalyst and writer, perhaps best known for his willingness to allow for the role of mysticism in the therapeutic process.      

Schreber Live! Julie Fotheringham “Fleeting – Improvised WO/MAN”

This dance performance comprises “fleeting – improvised – movement” that spontaneously arises as if in response to “nerve contact” with fellow humans or the divine rays of God. These brief improvisations will embody Schreber’s words that suggest movement, such as “voluptuousness” and “nerve vibrations”. They will express the agitated nature of “madness” while maintaining an internally ...

Schreber Live! Kathleen DelMar Miller – A Variation on Memoirs of My Mental Illness

Kathleen DelMar Miller is a poet and psychotherapist in private practice. Her writing has been published in several journals and anthologies. She is an analytic candidate in training at ICP. Click here to read poem

Schreber Live! Michelle Castaneda “Dipping the Game”

Schreber’s concepts and voices appear, disappear, cajole, incite, and command according to their own individualized logics. In this short play, those logics drive the narrative as characters like So-What Party and Buttocks in the Mirror attempt to resolve the question of they didn’t let me use the scales. The play text is based on Schreber’s language (half-digested by the stomach acids of Susan Lo...

Schreber Live! Henry Lothane – Scholarly Writings

Click here to read “In Defense of Schreber: Postscript 1933” Click here to read “Schreber’s Ecstasies, or Who Ever Listened to Schreber?” Click here to read “The teachings of honorary professor of psychiatry Daniel Paul Schreber J.D. to psychiatrists and psychoanalysts, or dramatology’s challenge to psychiatry and psychoanalysts” Click here to read &...

Schreber Live! Michael Vannoy Adams – Schreber Paintings

A series of five paintings illustrating a variety of poetic-psychotic processes from “Memoirs of My Nervous Illness”


A series of works created by cutting up Schreber’s memoirs and combining them with other psychoanalytic texts, resulting in an uncanny peek into the recesses of the unconscious. Vanessa Sinclair, PsyD, is a psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist in private practice in New York City, and a founding member of Das Unbehagen: A Free Association for Psychoanalysis. Together with artist Katelan Foisy, ...

Schreber Live! Forecourts of Heaven (Scholarly Interventions)

Click here to read the text of Kabir Dandona’s talk “What is Soul Murder, Anyways?”

Schreber Live! Emma Lieber “Bellowing Presidents”

How are presidents nominated and named? How do they speak? I will argue that Trump’s language is far more confined than the supposedly psychotic productions of Schreber. In fact, compared to Schreber, Trump’s language is a prison of linguistic confinement. Emma Lieber is a psychoanalyst-in-training and literary scholar whose critical and creative work has appeared in The Point Magazine, New Englan...

Schreber Live! Luce DeLire “Milk that Goat – Freud, Kant, Schreber”

Milk that Goat – An Essay Film by Luce deLire The project: In a curious passage of his analysis of the memoir of the psychotic Daniel Paul Schreber, Sigmund Freud quotes Immanuel Kant as follows: “In Schreber’s system the two principal elements of his delusions (his transformation into a woman and his favoured relation to God) are linked in his assumption of a feminine attitude towards God. ...

Schreber Live! Lakshmi Luthra “Interior Castle”

Interior Castle Voice and synthesizer Length variable A synthesizer mimics the cadences of the artist’s voice as she inhabits various scenarios, moving from the generic intimacy of a mental health screening, to a sadistic guided meditation, ecstatic visions and mythic mating rituals. This roving narration addresses the link between pleasure and pain, coping with the authority of God and comm...

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