The Candidate Journal (Issue 7): “The Candidate, Barred”

It is our pleasure to announce the online release of Issue 7 of The Candidate Journal, titled “The Candidate, Barred.” Under the new editorial board, this issue of the journal considered questions that implicitly underlie the journal’s formation and perspective: that is, the notion of psychoanalytic candidacy and what is implied or assumed in being a candidate. Click here to read Issue 7 of The Candidate Journal: ” The Candidate, Barred” Editors: Anna Fishzon, PhD, Emma Lieber, PhD, Olga Poznansky, PhD TABLE OF CONTENTS: THE CANDIDATE JOURNAL Volume 7 The Candidate,” or, “The Candidate, Barred INTRODUCTION 1 Editors’ Introduction Anna Fishzon, PhD, Emma Lieber, PhD, and Olga Poznansky, PhD THEORIZING TRAINING 8 Training and Time Jared Russell, PhD 16 Questions Raise...Read More

Schreber Live! Patrick Scanlon “Granted – From Glory to Grandeur”

This expanded cinema piece explores the materiality of light in the shadow of Schreber’s Memoirs. Additionally, the character of Judge Schreber is represented in costume, encouraging spectators to play with the film itself, refracting and reflecting the projector’s rays of light. Costume by Bekah Carey, a costume designer/wig maker for Eastman School of Music and Geva Theater in Rochester, working in New York City. Photos by Kyle Corea, a filmmaker who works with video, 16mm, and Super 8mm in New York City. Click here to read performance text

Schreber Live! Felix Bernstein, Patricia Gherovici, Gabe Rubin, and Jamieson Webster “The Trans-migration of the Body of Schreber into a Woman”

A planned interruption of the body of Schreber as it trans-migrates into the body. Click here to read the performance text

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 in the university clinics at LIU and City College. Click here to read text of talk

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 Lori-Parks, Luce Irigaray, and Thomas Hobbes). Audience members are invited to volunteer to take roles in the reading of the play, which Michelle will direct “live.” Michelle Castaneda is a performance artist, scholar, and activist who works at the intersection of performance and law. She is currently writing a PhD dissertation on the theatricality of immigration law and is active in the Sanctuary ...Read More

Henry Lothane at Schreber Live! 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 “Romancing Psychiatry: Paul Schreber, Otto Gross, Oskar Panizza – Personal, Social, and Forensic Aspects”    

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 England Review, Massachusetts Review, LA Review of Books, and various academic and psychoanalytic publications. Click here to read text of talk

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. It will be an unavoidable part of our task to show that there is an essential genetic relation between these two elements. Otherwise our attempts at elucidating Schreber’s delusions will leave us in the absurd position described in Kant’s famous simile in the Critique of Pure Reason—we shall be like a man holding a sieve under a he-goat while some one else milks it.“ Freud, CW XII, p.3...Read More

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 community, and the erotic undertow of our reality. Artist edition forthcoming from Recondite Industries Lakshmi Luthra is an artist and Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. She received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 2009. Her work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, New York, Berlin and elsewhere. Click here for link to audio Click here for l...Read More

Evan Malater: “I Want to Hate… and I Always Will”: The Psychoanalytic Writing of Donald J. Trump

“Our analysis tries to avoid the trap of analyzing Trump in order to follow the precise Trump logic set out in his full-page newspaper advertisement, on its own terms. Since this advertisement contains a rare example of Trump explicitly writing about psychoanalyzing, we abandon the many fruitless attempts to psychoanalyze Trump and instead use it as the basis for examining the conditions by which Trump himself deigns to psychoanalyze. We posit that under these conditions of disciplined reading, Trump will in effect psychoanalyze us. By this we mean that the conditions of a Trump presidency place us in the position of being analyzed by Trump and not the reverse, despite defensive maneuvers aimed at reasserting the expertise of those who so clearly lacked the understanding for anticipa...Read More

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