MEDEA – Femininity, Motherhood, Love and Hate

IPA INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOANALYTIC ASSOCIATION

 

ივანე ჯავახიშვილის სახელობის თბილისის სახელმწიფო უნივერსიტეტი

კომიტეტი – ქალები და ფსიქოანალიზი

 

 

 

 

 


 

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 and    inspired a great number of poets, writers and researchers. There is a large field for psychoanalytic inquiries.

Medea, as a mythical figure, represents a universal and multifaceted archetype-a symbol – and it is not surprising that, due to multi-functionality and significance, Medea’s image, an image of a powerful, omnipotent, pre-oedipal god-mother, is repressed into the unconscious of every female. In this sense the myth of Medea is a part of our intellectual, cultural and symbolic heritage.

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.

Conference language is English.  Lectures will be translated in Georgian.

 

Preliminary Program

Thursday, October 18, 2018

16:00:  Pre-conference workshop

Gila Ofer (Israel): The Law of the Mother

18:00: IPSO Supervision

Marianne Leuzinger Bohleber (Germany)

Friday, October 19, 2018

Chair of morning sessions: Eva Reichelt (Germany)

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 Workshops

 

14:00 – 15:30

Workshop 1

Tatjana Pushkaryeva (Ukraine): Premature Babies, Parent-Infant Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Chair: Cristina Saottini (Italy)

Workshop 2

  

Paola Vizziello (Italy): Assisted Procreation and Homosexual Parenting

Chair: Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber (Germany)

Workshop 3

Jones De Luca (Italy): The Myth of Medea: From “Constant Conjunctions” to Unthinkable Thoughts and their Clinical Consequences

Chair: Ekaterina Kalmykova (Russia)

Workshop 4 

Maia Kirchkheli (UK): Two Faces of Medea – From an Arrow to a Sword

Chair: Endel Talvik (Estonia)

15.30–16.00 Tea break
16.00–18.00 Presentation and Discussion of  a Georgian  film “Namme“,     Director Zaza KHalvashi,  discussants Tatyana Grachyova (Russia) and Eva Reichelt (Germany)

 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Chair of morning sessions: Gertraud Schlesinger-Kipp (Germany)

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 

Workshop 5

David Holub (Czech Republic): “Sex? The End.“ How the #MeToo Campaign Adresses Sexuality

Chair: Eva Reichelt (Germany)

Workshop 6

Diana Pipinashvili (Georgia): Medea: What is Female in Loss or Misuse of Creative Powers?

Chair: Maia Kirchkheli (UK)

Workshop 7

Jaap Ubbels (Netherlands): Femininity-Masculinity: the Unconscious, Ideology and Post-modernism  

Chair: Christa Hack (Germany)

Workshop 8

Ekaterina Kalmykova (Russia):  Irreparable Damage

Chair: Andreas Bilger (Germany)

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

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

October 21, Sunday, from 10 a.m. 

 

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 August 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 September 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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