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March 6, 2021

Listening to Ferrante’s Women: A Psychoanalytic Engagement with the Neapolitan Novels

We are delighted to welcome Christine Maksimowicz, Ph.D. in English, and Stacey Novack, Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst, for a special event focused on the work of writer Elena Ferrante, sponsored by the Vermont Association Psychoanalytic Studies Applied Psychoanalysis Committee. 

Through talks that bring Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels into conversation with psychoanalytic and socioanalytic theory, the presenters, one a practicing psychoanalyst and one a literary scholar, will invite participants into a rich discussion of Ferrante's fiction. Participants will actively engage Ferrante's fiction, theoretical material and its clinical implications, together creating a personally rich, intellectually rigorous, multi-layered encounter with the world of Ferrante’s captivating novels and their finely drawn, psychologically complex characters.