Description: Beyond the Pleasure Principle announced Freud’s theory of the death drive in 1920. In the intervening century it has had a profound impact on many areas of humanistic study, including narrative theory, feminist and queer theory, trauma studies, and the environmental humanities. This session brings together scholars from a range of fields and disciplines to discuss the insights, legacy, and prospective futures of this enduringly strange book.
Dina Al-Kassim, U of British Columbia, Vancouver
Peter Brooks, Princeton U
Lee Edelman, Tufts U
Omnia El Shakry, U of California, Davis
Grace Lavery, U of California, Berkeley
Ankhi Mukherjee, U of Oxford
Paul K. Saint-Amour, U of Pennsylvania