Possession and Inspiration – Between the Psyche and the Spirits

MAR 10, 2014 | 6:30 PM

Details

WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

9204

WHEN:

March 10, 2014: 6:30 PM

ADMISSION:

Free

Description

Possession and Inspiration – Between the Psyche and the Spirits: A Conversation between Therapy and Vodou


Please RSVP to ma.americas@ccny.cuny.edu (This is only to gauge food for the reception. The event is first-come. Also be sure to bring a photo i.d. for building security.Thanks!)

Gina Athena Ulysse was born in Pétion-Ville, Haiti. Trained as a cultural anthropologist, an associate professor at Wesleyan University and author ofDowntown Ladies: Informal Commercial Importers, a Haitian Anthropologist and Self-Making in Jamaica (University of Chicago Press), she is also a performance artist and multi-media artist. Her work weaves history, statistics, personal narrative, theory, with Vodou chants to dramatize and address issues of social (in)justice, intersectional identities, spirituality and the dehumanization of Haitians and other marked bodies. She is currently developing a performance-installation project VooDooDoll, What If Haiti Were a Woman: On ti Travay sou 21 Pwen or An Alter(ed)native in Something Other than Fiction, which will debut at Encuentro in Montreal this June.

Craig E. Stephenson, author of Possession: Jung’s Comparative Anatomy of the Psyche (Routledge, 2009), Anteros: A Forgotten Myth (Routledge, 2011), and Jung and Moreno: Essays on the Theatre of Human Nature (Routledge, 2013), is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, the Institute for Psychodrama in Zumikon, and the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex. He is a Jungian analyst in private practice.

Jerry W. Carlson is chair of the Department of Media and Communication Arts where he also directs the Cinema Studies Program. He is a member of the doctoral faculty in the Ph.D. Programs of Comparative Literature, French, and Film Studies at the Graduate Center, as well as a Senior Fellow of the Bildner Center for Western Hemispheric Studies. Moreover, he is a multiple Emmy award-winning Senior Producer for City University Television (CUNY-TV). He created and produces the series CITY CINEMATHEQUE about film history, CANAPE about French-American cultural relations, and NUEVA YORK (in Spanish) about the Latino cultures of New York City. Special Thanks This event is co-sponsored by the MA in the Study of the Americas at Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the City College of New York’s Center for Worker Education and the PhD Program in French at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. It is funded by the PSC-CUNY Research Award Program, for a specific project titled: “An Island and Two Metropoles: The Dominican Republic, Haiti, New York, and Paris.”

This event is co-sponsored by the MA in the Study of the Americas at Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the City College of New York’s Center for Worker Education and the PhD Program in French at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. It is funded by the PSC-CUNY Research Award Program, for a specific project titled: “An Island and Two Metropoles: The Dominican Republic, Haiti, New York, and Paris.” Photo Credits in the postcard for the event are Clark University Archives and Nicolas Nabajoth, Bèlè moi, Martinique, 2011.