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The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies
and the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life present
The 2019 Taubman Lectures
The Navel of the Dream: Freud's Jewish Languages
A Different Diaspora: Translation, Dispersion, and the Rewriting of Psychoanalysis in Jewish Languages
Dr. Naomi Seidman
These lectures will explore the role of Jewish languages in Freud's writings and in the reception and translation of psychoanalysis. Did the translations of Freud's work in Hebrew and Yiddish represent a minor episode in the global dispersion of psychoanalysis, or do they have a special place in this history, as perhaps comprising the "lost originals" of Freud's German writings?
Please join us for the second of three lectures given by Naomi Seidman in this year's Taubman Lecture Series.