Revisiting Freud and Moses: Heroism, History and Religion

The conference aims to explore Freud’s place in current debates on secularism and post-secularism, featuring new research on the intersections of theology, Judaism and history in Freud’s psychoanalytic theories.

1:30-2:30 Introduction
Karen Feldman and Deniz Göktürk, “Welcoming Remarks” 
Gilad Sharvit, “Freud's Moses: An Introduction”

2:30-4:00 Afternoon Session I 
Moderator: TBA
Willi Goetschel (University of Toronto), “Heine's Messiah in Golden Chains: Deferred Action and the Concept of History”
Respondent: Winfried Kudszus (UC Berkeley)

4:00-4:30 Coffee Break

4:30-6:00 Afternoon Session II
Moderator: TBA 
Jan Assmann (University of Heidelberg), “Freud, Sellin, and the Death of Moses”
Respondent: Ron Hendel (UC Berkeley)

6:00 Reception in 370 Dwinelle Hall


Jan Assmann, University of Heidelberg; Richard Bernstein, New School for Social Research; Willi Goetschel, University of Toronto; Catherine Malabou, Kingston University; Gabriele Schwab, UC Irvine; Joel Whitebook, Columbia University; Daniel Boyarin, UC Berkeley; Ron Hendel, UC Berkeley; Martin Jay, UC Berkeley; Winfried Kudszus, UC Berkeley; Stefania Pandolfo, UC Berkeley; Naomi Seidman, GTU

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 9:00am
All welcome
370 Dwinelle Hall