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Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute & Society

Book Fare - Too Much Happiness

The Association for Psychoanalytic Thought of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Society Announces the Second Edition of Book Fare.

Discussants will present extensive analyses of book passages from literary and psychoanalytic perspectives.

“Too Much Happiness”
By Alice Munro, 2009 Man Booker International Prize Winner

In this collection of 10 superb stories, Canadian short-story writer Alice Munro renders complex, difficult events and emotions into stories about the dilemmas of girls coming of age, coming to terms with their family, and their triadic relationships. She brilliantly explores the unpredictable ways in which men and women accommodate and often transcend what happens in their lives. Richly detailed and dense with psychological observation, Munro leaves you feeling deeply connected with her characters.

Date/Time: Sunday, June 5, 2011, 1–3 pm
Place: Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, 32841 Middlebelt Road, Farmington Hills

Discussants: Victoria Schreiber, M.A., Child and Adolescent Psychoanalyst Hanna Perkins Center for Research and Child Development

Ilana Blumberg, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English, James Madison College Michigan State University, Author of “Houses of Study”

Please read and/or bring the book with you to enhance the discussion.

General Public $15, APT Members $10, Students $5

For information, contact Zieva Konvisser

One CME/CE Credit

This program is designed to help participants:
1) Evaluate the potential uses and effects of alternating perspectives on the same or linked events.
2) Recognize the ways in which literary depictions of psychological states differ from and resemble real-life conditions encountered by analyst and analysand.
3) Analyze the form of the short story in relation to the analytical work of developing a livable life narrative.
4) Analyze the relation between lived experience and memory.
5) Analyze the relation between day-to-day experience and life-changing experience.
6) Identify aspects of mother daughter relationships and the impact on future relationships.
7) Identify mothers who intermittently decathect their children and the effects that this has on self and on ability to mother.