Lana Lin, Freud’s Jaw: book event and screening, followed by discussion
“Lana Lin’s Freud’s Jaw and Other Lost Objects is at once searingly beautiful, analytically searching and technically clarifying.” ―Lauren Berlant George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor at The University of Chicago
In her new book, Freud’s Jaw and Other Lost Objects: Fractured Subjectivity in the Face of Cancer, filmmaker and author Lana Lin attempts to illuminate the vulnerabilities of the human body and how human beings suffer harm. She tracks three exemplary figures, psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, poet Audre Lorde, and literary and queer theorist Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, all of whom endured cancer for prolonged periods of time. Freud’s Jaw asks what are the psychic effects of surviving in proximity to one’s mortality, and it suggests that violences stemming from social, cultural, and biological environments condition the burden of such injury.
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