IMG_6015The Global Art & Ideas Nexus sponsors and co-hosts regular conferences with other organizations on arts and ideas.  Melk Monastery (Austria) and Conference Center.  July 2016.


Reclaiming the Unconscious

A Conference on the Intersection of Psychoanalysis With Politics, Philosophy, and Religion

October 21-23, 2016

Denver, Colorado

Sponsored by the University of Denver and the Colorado Analytic Forum of the Lacanian Field in Co-operation with the Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory

Registration is $100.  Students $60.  REGISTER ONLINE.


The conference will explore new and effective ways in which the theoretical discourses of the humanities converge with the clinical and social praxis of psychoanalysis at a time of global economic stress and political unrest.  Format will consist of an ongoing productive conversation between academics and clinicians.

  • How do we unlock the unconscious as a strategy of emancipation that not only unmasks the encrypted master discourse of global capital and its distorted subjectivities, but also shapes anew an empowered political praxis as well as restored bonds of community solidarity, which capitalism has eroded?
  • What role does psychoanalysis play in these new forms of critical theorizing as well as community-based and polis-building types of praxis?
  • How are to understand the function of religion within the order of symbolization as well as the structures of dominance in such a manner that psychoanalysis, historically excluded from both theoretical and professional discourses, can be accorded a new significance?
  • How can the clinical community work more effectively with critical theorists?

The conference is designed so that both presenters and participants can interact with each other over the three day period.  Registration is $100.  Students are eligible for a 40 percent discount.  Students must show ID at conference registration.  The discount DOES NOT apply to conference presenters, who are expected to pay the full registration.