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Public Lecture Series in the 2012-13 Winter Semester

The public lecture series "Pathologies of the Modern Age" is about to commence its third round. The IPU Berlin is again holding four public lectures in the 2012-2013 winter semester for all those interested. The lectures are focusing this time on "Abjections of the Modern Age", in other words on those exclusions and disavowals that the Modern Age produces and for which it is ultimately grateful. The public lecture series at the IPU is intended to be a reflection on culture from a psychoanalytical perspective with the aim of designating the IPU as a centre of discourse between psychoanalysis and the cultural, humanities and social sciences.

The lectures each begin at 20.00 CET and are being held in the Large Lecture Hall at the IPU, Stromstraße 2, 10555 Berlin, on the third floor. There is an admission fee of €5. Students from Berlin's universities and third level institutes, as well as members of the IPU's Sponsors and Fundraisers Association are admitted free-of-charge.


15.11.2012 – Prof. Dr. Peter-André Alt, Berlin
Ausschließung und Inszenierung. Literarische Pornographie als Ästhetik des Abjekten

13.12.2012 – Prof. Dr. Winfried Menninghaus, Berlin
Transgression oder Regression? Zur Lust an Ekelhaftem in Kunst und Medien

24.01.2013 – Prof. Dr. Joachim Küchenhoff, Basel
Wegwerfen, Verwerfen, Ausstossen? Wie Abfall entsteht und wiederkehrt. Semiotische und soziopsychoanalytische Betrachtungen

14.02.2013 – Dr. Kristin Marek, Karlsruhe
Anwesende Abwesenheit. Die Sichtbarkeit der Toten zwischen Virtualität und Materialität?