MEDEA – Femininity, Motherhood, Love and Hate

IPA INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOANALYTIC ASSOCIATION

 

 

 Committee of Women and Psychoanalysis

 

Venue: Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
1 Chavchavadze Avenue, Tbilisi 0179

 

 


 

INTRODUCTION

 

“No heart is more murderous than a woman’s when she is wronged in love”

Euripides

The story of Jason and the Argonauts’ voyage to steal the Golden Fleece from Colchida one of the oldest and most famous among Greek myths. Its development from the oldest layers of Greek mythology down to the modern age encapsulates the dramatic changes in faith, power and culture that Western civilization has seen over the past millenniums.

Medea’s character passed through a long way of interpretation from ancient literature until nowadays. Love and politics, duty and betrayal, jealousy and revenge, motherhood, the position of  omen in marriage and society, the fate of children in divorced families, dependence and independence, pride and rage – all these human passions are interwoven in this story. Therefore, Medea’s character inspired a great number of poets, writers and researchers. And there is a large field for psychoanalytic inquiries.

Colchis, a powerful kingdom at the East of the Black Sea, which Greeks considered to be the edge of earth, was a place where they projected the archaic layer of the myth. Renounced by Hellenistic civilization, the myth of Medea represents a residence of archaic fantasies and wild passions repressed by Hellenistic culture. Nowadays Colchis is a part of Georgia, where the COWAP 2018 conference will take place.

Thus, Medea, as a mythical figure, represents a universal and multifaceted archetype-a symbol – and it is not surprising that, due to multifunctionality and significance, Medea’s image, an image of a powerful, omnipotend, pre-oedipal god-mother, is repressed into the uncounscious of every female.

In this sense the myth of Medea is a part of our intellectual, cultural and symbolic heritage.

The overall theme “Medea” covers many COWAP issues: topics related to issues mainly concerning women, but also relations between men and women, masculinity and femininity in modern times, the outside world and its problems, the socio-cultural point of view and the reflection of psychoanalytic concepts. COWAP encourages and supports local and international study groups to organize conferences and regional events, theoretical-clinical conferences on issues of social relevance (COWAP mandate), supports and enhances the interregional cooperation of IPA societies, Study groups and direct members in East Europe and other Eastern countries.

 

 

Preliminary Program

Friday, October 19, 2018

08.30   Registration
09.00–09.30 Opening Welcome Speeches:
Tamar Gagoshidze, Dean of Tbilisi University, Khatuna Ivanishvili  Georgia) Maria Callas in Medea – Sequences from the Film by Pier Paolo Pasolini. Gertraud Schlesinger-Kipp (Germany), Cristina Saottini (Italy): Impressions
09.30–10.30 Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber (Germany): Medea – Revisited in Times of the European Refugee Crisis
10.30–11:30 Khatuna Ivanishvili (Georgia): Psychoanalytic Reflections on Medea
11.30–12.00 Tea break
12.00–13.00 Rosella Valdre (Italy): Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Women and Power in Contemporary Fiction: Malice, the Victim and the Couple
13.00–14.00  Lunch

 

Afternoon Parallel Panels

 

14:00 – 15:30
Panel 1 Tatjana Pushkaryeva (Ukraine): Premature Babies, Parent-Infant Psychoanalytic
Panel 2 Paola Vizziello (Italy): Assisted Procreation and Homosexual Parenting
Panel 3 Jones De Luca (Italy): The Myth of Medea: From “Constant Conjunctions” to Unthinkable Thoughts and their Clinical Consequences
Panel 4  Maia Kirchkheli (UK): Two Faces of Medea – From an Arrow to a Sword
15.30–16.00 Tea break
16.00–18.00 Presentation and Discussion of a Georgian Film by Tatyana Grachyova (Russia) and Eva Reichelt (Germany)

 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

 

09.30–10.30   Endel Talvik (Estonia): Medea and Kirke: Femmes Fatales in Ancient Greece
10.30–11.30 Rusudan Tsanava (Georgia): Medea in the 21stCentury: A Symbol and a Narrative
11.30–12:00  Tea break
12.00–13.00 Elisabeth Skale (Austria): Medea: Fear of Female Violence
13.00–14.00 Lunch

 

Afternoon Parallel Panels

 

14.00–15.30 
Panel 5 David Holub (Czech Republic): “Sex? The End.“ How the #MeToo Campaign Adresses Sexuality
Panel 6 Diana Pipinashvili (Georgia): Medea: What is Female in Loss or Misuse of Creative Powers?
Panel 7 Gamze Ozcurumez (Turkey): Medea and Lady Macbeth
Panel 8 Ekaterina Kalmykova (Russia):  Irreparable Damage
15.30–16.00 Tea break
16.00–17.00 Nuca Esebua (Georgia), Andreas Bilger (Germany): Living Art and Medea (Project with an Artist)
17.00–18.00 Plenary: Conclusions, Perspectives

 

 

Supervision Groups: Thursday evening, October 18, 2018
Colleagues who are interested to participate please indicate this with your registration.
Please write to the organizers if you want to present a case.

 

gertraud.schlesinger-kipp@dpv-mail.de
iv_khatuna@yahoo.com
cell phone: +995 599 942 212

Organisational Committee
Gertraud Schlesinger-Kipp
KhatunaIvanishvili
Eva Maria Reichelt
Cristina Saottini

 

 

Fees

Up to July 31, 2018:Early bird fee

IPA members and other working professionals: 120  EURO
IPA candidates and international students: 60    EURO
Georgian, Azeri, Armenian, Ukrainian working professionals: 60    EURO
Georgian, Azeri, Armenian, Ukrainian candidates and students: 35    EURO

From August 01, 2018

IPA members and other working professionals: 160  EURO
IPA candidates and international students: 80    EURO
Georgian, Azeri, Armenian, Ukrainian working professionals: 80    EURO
Georgian, Azeri, Armenian, Ukrainian candidates and students: 55    EURO


 

Payment

FOR EUR TRANSFER

INTERMEDIARY:
DEUTSCHE BANK AG
FRANKFURT/MAIN, GERMANY
SWIFT: DEUTDEFF
BLZ: 50070010

BENEFICIARY’S BANK:
HEAD OFFICE SWIFT: TBCBGE22
JSC TBC Bank
SWIFT: TBCBGE22

BEN’S Account:

GE46 TB71 2473 6120 1000 02

Sakartvelos psikoanalitikuri psikoterapiis sazogadoeba

INTERMEDIARY:
COMMERZBANK AG
FRANKFURT/MAIN, GERMANY
SWIFT: COBADEFF
BLZ: 50040000

BENEFICIARY’S BANK:
HEAD OFFICE SWIFT: TBCBGE22
JSC TBC Bank
SWIFT: TBCBGE22

BEN’S Account:

GE46 TB71 2473 6120 1000 02

Sakartvelos psikoanalitikuri psikoterapiis sazogadoeba

 

INTERMEDIARY:
RAIFFEISEN BANK INTERNATIONAL AG
VIENNA, AUSTRIA
SWIFT: RZBAATWW

BENEFICIARY’S BANK:
HEAD OFFICE SWIFT: TBCBGE22
JSC TBC Bank
SWIFT: TBCBGE22

BEN’S Account:

GE46 TB71 2473 6120 1000 02

Sakartvelos psikoanalitikuri psikoterapiis sazogadoeba

Location:

 

Some Hotels Nearby Tbilisi State University

 

 

 

The cave cluster in the center of Uplistsikhe

Uplistsikhe Cave Town Fortress is one hour drive from Tbilisi. Its history begins in the I.–II. millennium B.C. Strategically located in the heartland of the ancient kingdom of Kartli (or Iberia,as it was known to the Classical authors), Uplistsikhe is identified by archaeologists as one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia. Uplistsikhe was an important religious, political and cultural center in the Hellenistic and the late Antique periods (IV. century B.C. – IV. century A.D.).The town’s age and importance led medieval Georgian written tradition to ascribe its foundation to the mythical Uplos, son of Mtskhetos, and grandson of Kartlos.[1]

 


 

Guided excursion and a picnic at the banks of the river Mtkvari

October 21, Sunday, from 10 a.m.

 

 

MEDEA – Femininity, Motherhood, Love and Hate
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