October Scientific Meeting 10/23/21
October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree – $25.00
Western New England Psychoanalytic Society
Saturday, October 23rd 4pm–6pm
WNEPS members, WNEIP candidates and all students/trainees attend free
Non-members: $25 professional registration fee (includes CME/CE certificate with completed evaluation)
This meeting is virtual. To successfully attend, please read the following instructions:
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See below for important CME/CE certificate details.
Racial Melancholia, Revisited
Presenter: Anne Cheng, PhD
Discussant: Prakash Thomas, MD
This paper contextualizes contemporary anti-AAPI hate and violence within the long history of Asians in America in order to understand the layered dynamics of racial formation in the U.S. It makes an argument for the importance of psychoanalytic thinking and vocabulary in addressing the complex web of desire, denial, aspiration, and denigration that supports what I call the melancholic structure of race. And it ends with a series of propositions about how we might move forward, how we might combine theory and practice.
- Explain the crisis of contemporary anti-Asian violence within the much longer history of anti-Asian sentiments and legal legislations in the U.S.
- Analyze the problems of both negative and positive stereotypes around Asian Americans.
- Demonstrate why psychoanalysis can be a critical tool in understanding and confronting racism and its afterlife for both white and nonwhite subjects.
About Anne A. Cheng, PhD
Anne Cheng is Professor of English, and affiliated faculty in the Program in American Studies, the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the Committee on Film Studies at Princeton University. She is an interdisciplinary and comparative race scholar who focuses on the uneasy intersection between politics and aesthetics, drawing from literary theory, race and gender studies, film and architectural theory, legal studies, psychoanalysis, and critical food studies. She works primarily with twentieth-century American literature and visual culture with special focus on Asian American and African American literatures. She is the author of The Melancholy of Race: Psychoanalysis, Assimilation, and Hidden Grief; Second Skin: Josephine Baker and the Modern Surface; and, most recently, Ornamentalism. Her work has appeared in journals such as Critical Inquiry, Representations, PMLA, Camera Obscura, Differences, among others. She is also a contributor to New York Times, The Atlantic, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Huffington Post.
In order to receive CME or CE credits participants must attend the full program and complete an evaluation. A link to the evaluation will be sent via an email reminder within a few days of the program.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and Western New England Psychoanalytic Society. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”
The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of two AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
*Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.
This program is being reviewed for Continuing Education Credit hours by the NASW, CT to meet the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal.
A Certificate of Attendance for WNE Programs can be used to fulfill CE requirements for CT Psychologists.