Conference: Schreber’s Law

Sponsored by: Cardozo School of Law School of Social Science, NYU Abu Dhabi

Sunday May 14, Cardozo School of Law, 55 Fifth Ave. #1022

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Panel 1 (9:00 AM to 11:00 AM): Histories and Contexts

Chair: James Martel — USF

  • Henry Lothane (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai), In Defense of Schreber redivivus
  • Alexander Van Haven (Tel Aviv University), Sex Change and Religious Salvation
  • Michelle Castaneda (Brown University), Contortions: Invaginating the Law

Panel 2 (11:15 AM to 12:30 AM): Lacanium and Schreebing

Chair: Michel Rosenfeld — Cardozo Law

  • Davide Tarizzo (University of Salerno), On Schreber’s anathema
  • Patricia Gherovici (Philadelphia), Schreber’s Grande Belleza

Panel 3 (1:30PM to 2:45 PM): Moulding, Melting and Melancholia

Chair: Paolo Heritier — Turin

  • Mark Sanders (New York University), Primal Scene
  • Renata Salecl (University of Ljubljana), Schreber in the 21st century

Panel 4 (15:00 PM to 17:45 PM): Fleeting Improvised Thoughts

Chair: Angela Condello — Roma Tre

  • W.J.T. Mitchell (University of Chicago), On Some Gifted Schizophrenics
  • Katrin Truestedt (Erfurt University), Schreber’s Evidence
  • Daniela Gandorfer (Princeton University), Things Too Valuable to be Thought. Diagnosing Law