Psychoanalysis Guest Speaker: Suzanne Barnard

Date(s) - 03/23/2016
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm



The Psychoanalysis Reading Group in conjunction with the Department of Philosophy will host Suzanne Barnard from Duquesne University on March 23rd at 3:00 PM in the EIZ Theater (B192 JFSB). Her lecture will be titled “Cinema, Immanence, Archive: Deleuze and Akomfrah on Immemorial Time and Diaspora.”

She’ll also be addressing students at 11:00 AM on Thursday morning (March 24th) for our Phil Lecture Series, anyone interested is invited to attend.

For more information on Dr. Barnard, please see her bio below:

Suzanne Barnard is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Duquesne University, a filmmaker, and a licensed clinical psychologist. She received her Ph. D. from Loyola University of Chicago (Clinical Psychology), and completed postdoctoral studies at Georgetown University. She is coeditor, with Bruce Fink, of Lacan’s Reading Seminar XX and has published widely on Lacanian, French feminist, and Foucauldian approaches to the body and subjectivity. She also writes in film theory (currently focused on Deleuzean approaches to cinema, affect and subjectivity), and has presented on the film work of Pedro Costa, Ben Russell, and John Akomfrah. Her research engages psychology, philosophy, film, and ethnography, and she has taught courses on Deleuze and collaborative aesthetics, on psychology, migration and “slow cinema,” and on the posthuman in science fiction film. She received a grant from Duquesne’s Center for African Studies to create and teach a course on global identities and African cinema, in tandem with which she also curated an African Film Series in Spring 2015. She has been a video consultant for The REP Professional Theatre Company (Pittsburgh).

She recently finished the film “Maxamba” (2015; 25′ DCP; color; Portugal – USA), co-produced and co-directed with Sofia Borges in a now-demolished neighborhood on the outskirts of Lisbon. Her film work has been supported by the Heinz Foundation, Binaural Media, Women and Girls Foundation, and Duquesne University. She is recently the recipient, along with Christopher McCann, of an NEH Endowment Grant for a new film project (working title: “Breath and Folding: An Ethnographic Film on Cosmologies of Air, Light, and Space).



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