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Tuesday, 29 December

423. Between Poetry and Psychoanalysis: Creative Conversations

10:15–11:30 a.m., Liberty Ballroom Salon A, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the Ad Hoc Committee on the Structure of the Annual Convention

Presiding: Peter L. Rudnytsky, Univ. of Florida

Speakers: Salman Akhtar, Jefferson Medical Coll.

Alicia Ostriker, Drew Univ.

Author Comment
Subject: conversations between poetry and psychoanalysis
Fine, daring session. Ostriker's and Akhtar's comments illuminated the permeable boundaries between creative and analytic interpretation and expression. I hope we will have many such MLA sessions that open conversations between psychoanalysis and creative work and artists.

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