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Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute & Society

APSA Meeting - fundraiser for the Helen Meyers Traveling Scholar Fund

You may be interested in a special program during the APsaA meetings by Jennifer Stuart whom many of you may know from her days in Ann Arbor.

Angelina Jolie’s “Maleficent” (2014): A Contemporary Look at Sleeping Beauty

Presentation by Jennifer Stuart, Ph.D.

A fundraiser for the Helen Meyers Traveling Scholar Fund*

7:00 pm Thursday, January 19, 2017
Waldorf, Room TBA

Tea, coffee and cookies will be served.

Dr. Stuart’s talk will focus on Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent, a 2014 live-action version of Disney’s iconic, animated Sleeping Beauty (1959). At first glance Maleficent evokes the “phallic woman” and castration: she is all sharp edges and long lines. But beneath its surface, the film operates as commentary on how love and hate between mother and daughter may be etched in the body and the mind of each. Biographical material from Jolie’s life will be integrated into the discussion.

(This talk will include a detailed summary of Maleficent, but participants who want to see the film beforehand can stream it or purchase it through Amazon (Prime Instant Video or DVD), or rent it through Netflix DVD.)

*The Helen Meyers Traveling Scholar Fund was established in the name of Helen Meyers, MD, the first National Scholar. Each year it sponsors a psychoanalytic woman scholar to mentor and to give presentations at selected APsaA institutes around the country.

Admission: $40

For further information contact Nancy Kulish, Ph.D. or Ruth Fischer, Ph.D., rfischermd [at] gmail.com, co-chairs, the Helen Meyers Scholar Committee.