Meet The Author of "On Dangerous Ground" with Diane O'Donoghue, PhD

Join us for discussion of "On Dangerous Ground: Freud’s Visual Cultures of the Unconscious", a recent book by a BPSI Affiliate Scholar Member, Diane O’Donoghue, PhD.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020


7:30 PM - Reception (BPSI, 141 Herrick Road)


8:00 PM - Book Discussion (BPSI, 141 Herrick Road)


9:00 PM - Book Sale and Signing (BPSI, 141 Herrick Road)


On Dangerous Ground: Freud’s Visual Cultures of the Unconscious (Bloomsbury Academic, 2019) is a recent book by a BPSI Affiliate Scholar Member, Diane O’Donoghue, PhD.

In the final years of the 19th century, Sigmund Freud began to construct evidence for the workings of an “unconscious.” On Dangerous Ground offers an innovative assessment of the complex role that his encounters with visual cultures-architecture, objects from earlier cultural epochs (“antiquities”), paintings, and illustrated books-played in that process. Diane O’Donoghue, an art historian at Tufts University and Brown University’s Visiting Professor of Public Humanities, is also Director of the Program for Public Humanities at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts. She is a faculty member at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and has been the recipient of the Felix and Helene Deutsch and Silberger Prizes here. Professor O’Donoghue was a Fulbright Freud Scholar in Vienna and the Erikson Scholar at Austen Riggs, and recently received the 2019 Robert S. Liebert Award at the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center, given annually to recognize interdisciplinary work in psychoanalysis and the humanities.


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