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Forthcoming Events

  • The Kristeva Circle 2019 Conference Keynote Address Feminine Revolt: Signs at the Edge of the Strange Saturday, October 5, 2019,  10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    Emory University’s Conference Center and Hotel, 1615 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA
    more info   |   program

Selected Recent Paper Presentations and Professional Workshops

  • 51st International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA) Congress Phallicism and Femininity: Deconstructing a Binary of Impotence Panel with Velleda Ceccoli, Ph.D.; Dany Nobus, Ph.D.; Isaac Tylim, Ph.D.; and Sergio Lewkowicz, Ph.D. (discussant) Thursday, July 25, 2019
    Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London, England
    program
  • The American Psychoanalytic Association 2019 National Meeting What Can I Say? Contested Words and Contested Thoughts in the Present Psychoanalytic Moment Panel with Bonnie E. Litowitz, Ph.D. (Chicago, IL), Ann Pellegrini, Ph.D. (New York, NY), and Lara Sheehi, Psy.D. (Williamsburg, VA) Chair: Mitchell Wilson, M.D. (Berkeley, CA); Co-chair: Lynne Zeavin, Psy.D. (New York, NY) Saturday, February 9, 2019,  9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Hilton Hotel, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY
    program (PDF)
  • The American Psychoanalytic Association 2019 National Meeting Special Symposium Agency, the Complexities of Desire, and #MeToo in HBO’s “The Tale”:
    A Conversation with Filmmaker Jennifer Fox
    Panel with Jennifer Fox (New York, NY) and Barbara Mosbacher, Ph.D. (Houston, TX)
    Other discussants: Kenneth Feiner, Psy.D. (New York, NY), Carol Gilligan, Ph.D. (New York, NY), and Lyn Yonak, M.S.W. (Great Barrington, MA)
    Saturday, February 9, 2019,  5:15 PM – 7:15 PM
    Hilton Hotel, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY
    program (PDF)
  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center :: Annex Event Beyond Patriarchy: The Elusive Feminine, #MeToo, and the Eros of Free Speech Friday, April 26, 2019
    The PPSC Annex, 80 Fifth Aveniue #903, New York, NY
  • Division of Psychoanalysis (39) 39th Annual Spring Meeting, 2019 Roundtable Contradictions in Silence and Speech when #MeToo Gets Close to Psychoanalytic Home Co-chairs: Jill Gentile, Ph.D. and Katie Gentile, Ph.D.
    Presenters: Andrea Celenza, Ph.D.; Cynthia Chalker, M.S.S.; Virginia Goldner, Ph.D.; Chakira Hddock-Lazala, Ph.D.; and Lara Sheehi, Psy.D.
    Friday, April 5, 2019
    Philadelphia, PA
    more information
  • Division of Psychoanalysis (39) 39th Annual Spring Meeting, 2019 Special Program A Conversation with Eve Ensler and Jennifer Fox With Kenneth Feiner and Jill Gentile Thursday, April 4, 2019
    Philadelphia, PA
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    Ken Feiner,  Jennifer Fox,  Eve Ensler,  Jill Gentile
  • Massachussetts Institute for Psychoanalysis Between Silence and Speech: A Dialogue About Agency, Surveillance, and #MeToo A Conversation with Katie Gentile; interlocutor: Deborah Dowd Saturday, December 8, 2018, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Macht Auditorium, Cambridge City Hospital, Cambridge, MA
  • Tampa Bay Psychoanalytic Society
    1. On Desire, Agency, and the Eternal Validity of Psychoanalysis
    2. Between Psychoanalysis and Democracy: On Free Speech and Feminine Law
    3. Between the Familiar and Stranger: Repudiated Love and Oedipal Enfranchisement
    Tampa-600x392 Saturday, September 15, 2018
    8:15 AM – 4:30 PM
    Tampa Bay Psychoanalytic Society
    13919 Carrollwood Village Run, Tampa, FL
    more information
  • Psychoanalysis on Ice Conference, 2018 Separation, Death, Existentialism, and Lennon: Oh, Baby Panel presentation with Michael Macrone, Ph.D. (San Francisco, CA) Saturday, July 28, 2018, 12:15 PM
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    more information
  • IARPP Conference, 2018 Trump and His Supporters as Repudiated Other Panel presentation with Steven Botticelli, Ph.D. (New York, NY);
    Discussants/Interlocutors: Matthew Steinfeld, Ph.D. (New Haven, CT) and Komal Chokski, Ph.D. (New York, NY); Moderator: Matt Aibel, LCSW (New York, NY)
    Saturday, June 16, 2018,  1:45 PM
    Roosevelt Hotel, New York, NY
    more information
  • Division of Psychoanalysis (39) 38th Annual Spring Meeting, 2018 Town Hall Discussion Civility, Dialogue, and Free Speech Panel/roundtable with Colin Ennis, Psy.D., Kori Bennett, Psy.D., and Lara Sheehi, Psy.D. Saturday, April 21, 2018, 4:15 - 6:00 PM
    InterContinental New Orleans, Acadian I & II, 444 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA
  • The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis On the Concept of the Transitional Subject Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, 122 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1300, Chicago, IL
  • Chicago Psychoanalytic Society Lear-502x399 The Odyssey of Desire and the Eros of Free Speech Discussant: Jonathan Lear, Ph.D.
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 7:00 – 8:50 PM
    Chicago Psychoanalytic Society, 122 South Michigan Avenue, Room 1323, Chicago, IL
    more information
  • William Alanson White Institute On Primacy, Gaps, Naming, and Knowledge: A Conversation about the Fundamental Rule, the First Amendment, and Feminine Law Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    20 West 74 Street, New York, NY
  • Berkeley Psychoanalytic Society The Political Unconscious in Perilous Times Panel with Lance Dodes, M.D. (New Center for Psychoanalysis) and Judith Butler, Ph.D. (U.C. Berkeley). Moderated by Margot Beattie. Saturday, January 27, 2018,  10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA
    more information BerkeleyPsychoanalytic-550x329 Lance Dodes,  Jill Gentile,  Judith Butler,  Margot Beattie
  • The Sándor Ferenczi Center of The New School for Social Research On Queer Theory, Penis Envy and the Subject of Defiance: A Day with Mari Ruti Moderator and co-panelist with David Lichtenstein and Steven Kuchuck in conversation with Mari Ruti on the subject of her book, Penis Envy and Other Bad Feelings Sunday, December 17, 2017,  9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College, Room B500, 65 West 11th Street, New York, NY
    more information
  • The Psychoanalytic Society of the Postdoctoral Program The Sounds of Silence: Freud, the Founding Fathers, and Free Speech Sunday, November 12, 2017
    New York University, New York, NY
  • The Kristeva Circle 2017 Meeting (Un)Free Association, Faux Phallicism, and the Elusive Feminine Signifier Panel with Jim Bodington (University of New Mexico), Jingchao Ma (Villanova University), and Jim Donnelly (University of Pittsburgh) Friday, October 27, 2017,  10:00 - 11:30 AM
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
    more information
  • LACK 2017 :: Psychoanalysis and Politics NOW Tugging at the Umbilical Cord: Birtherism and Trump’s Delivery to the White House Panel with Jeremiah Bowen (SUNY Buffalo), Shane Herron (Furman University), and Christian Sorace (Colorado College) Thursday, October 19, 2017,  10:00 - 11:15 AM
    Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
    more information
  • Konan University Workshop on Democracy & Psychoanalysis Moderated by Koichi Togashi, Ph.D. June, 2017
    Kobe, Japan
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  • IARPP Conference 2017
    From the Margins to the Centre: Contemporary Relational Perspectives
    Masculine Intimacy, Feminine Law Panel with Karla Rodriguez (Mexico), Nick Davies (South Africa), and Annette Conradi (Australia) Saturday, May 27, 2017,  4:30 - 6:00 PM
    SMC Conference Centre, 66 Goulburn Street, Sydney, Australia
    more information Sydney-750x446 Karla Rodriguez,  Annette Conradi,  Nick Davies,  and Jill Gentile
  • IARPP Conference 2017
    From the Margins to the Centre: Contemporary Relational Perspectives
    Psychoanalysis, Politics and Democracy Interlocutor for an invited panel with Sally Swartz (South Africa), Victor Donas (Chile), and Lynne Segal (UK) Friday, May 26, 2017,  8:30 - 10:00 AM
    SMC Conference Centre, 66 Goulburn Street, Sydney, Australia
    more information
  • New Books in Psychology Podcast Feminine Law: Freud, Free Speech, and the Voice of Deisre Psychoanalysis & Democracy in Action interview with Eugenio Duarte. May 8, 2017 listen
  • Division of Psychoanalysis (39) 37th Annual Spring Meeting, 2017 Seducing Nature: Possibility and the Improbable Profession Part of the panel “‘Let's Get It On’: Revisiting Love and Seduction in Contemporary Psychoanalysis,”  with Dana L. Charatan and Steven Kuchuck
    Friday, April 28, 2017,  8:00 - 9:50 AM
    Empire Ballroom West, The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, 811 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY
    more information
  • Psychoanalytic Explorations at IPSS 2017 Psychoanalysis, Free Speech, and the Female Body In conversation with Katie Gentile March 23, 2017
    New York, NY
    more information
  • The William Alanson White Institute The Aftermath & The Inauguration: Democracy Encounters the Unknown Panel with Jessica Benjamin, Ph.D.; Eyal Rozmarin, Ph.D.; and Charles Strozier, Ph.D. (moderator) February 4, 2017
    Constantine Hall at Fordham University School of Law, New York, NY
    more information
  • The American Psychoanalytic Association 2017 National Meeting The Developing Child, The Developing City and Developing Peace Educators and Analysts Working Together Discussion Group, with David Bornstein (New York Times), Jennifer March (Citizen’s Campaign for Children), Ann Marie Sacramone, and Daniel Frank (Francis W. Parker School) January 19, 2017
    New York, NY
    more information
  • Mount Sinai Psychotherapy Institute Freud, Free Speech, Desire, and the Presidential Election Faculty Psychotherapy Conference December 13, 2016
    Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
    about the institute
  • The William Alanson White Institute Creative Process and Feminine Law Conversation with the Artist Group of the Psychotherapy Service for People in the Arts December 1, 2016
    The William Alanson White Institute, New York, NY
    about the institute
  • Widener University Free Speech/Hate Speech: Psychoanalytic Reflections on Homeland (In)Security 23rd Annual Irving and Janice Schulman Lecture November 5, 2016
    Swarthmore, PA
  • New Books in Psychoanalysis Podcast Feminine Law Interview with William H. Braun. October 21, 2016 listen
  • International Asssociation of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology Conference Meet the Author: Feminine Law Conversation with Jim Fosshage, Ph.D. October 20, 2016
    Boston, MA
    about the conference
  • International Asssociation of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology Conference Attachment, Desire, and Oedipal Phenomena Pre-conference workshop October 19, 2016
    Boston, MA
    about the conference
  • Association for Psychoanalysis, Culture, and Society Conference The “Baggage Claim Dream” as Transformative Marker of Political Agency and Social Justice Pre-conference workshop October 14, 2016
    Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
    about the conference
  • Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey (CPPNJ) Meet the Author: Feminine Law Conversation with Sandra Sinicropi, LCSW October 6, 2016
    Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
    about the center
  • The Institute for Public Knowledge (NYU) Psychoanalysis Meets Democracy: A Conversation on Free Speech and How Talking Cures Conversation with John Ferejohn, Carol Gilligan, and Steve Botticelli September 29, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
    IPK, 20 Cooper Square, New York, NY
    more information
  • The Sándor Ferenczi Center of The New School for Social Research Book Launch The Death of Desire, by Michael Guy Thompson Moderator of panel including Darlene Ehrenberg, Tony Bass, Steve Kirschner, and Jeremy Safran September 19, 2016
    New York, NY
    Ferenczi-MGT2-750x424 Jill Gentile,  Michael Guy Thompson,  Darlene Ehrenberg,
    Steve Kirschner,  Tony Bass,  and Jeremy Safran.
  • The Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies Free Speech, Hate Speech: Can Talking Cure? Extension division presentation September 16, 2016
    New York, NY
    more information
  • 2nd Annual Conference of the Association for Psychosocial Studies Bristol-400x330 Meet the Author: Feminine Law Conversation with Marilyn Charles, Ph.D.
    June 29, 2016
    University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
    more information
  • GressonyGroup-750x310 Gressoney-Saint-Jean, Italy
  • IARPP International Conference 2016 Oh Baby, Oh God: Reflections on Loss, Lennon, and Winnicott’s “I AM.” Presentation with Michael Macrone, Ph.D. (San Francisco, CA). Discussant: Joyce Klein, Ph.D. (Cambridge, MA). Moderator: Shlomo Beinart. June 11, 2016
    Rome, Italy
    conference information
  • IARPP-Rome IARPP International Conference 2016 Meet the Author: Feminine Law Interview with Jonathan Slavin, Ph.D. (Boston, MA) June 10, 2016
    Rome, Italy
    conference information
  • The Sándor Ferenczi Center of The New School for Social Research Book Launch Feminine Law: Freud, Free Speech, and the Voice of Desire
    by Jill Gentile (with Michael Macrone)
    Panel discussion with Carol Gilligan, George Makari, Chiara Bottici, and David Lichtenstein. Moderated by Steve Botticelli and hosted by Jeremy Safran. Presented with the support of the Independent Track of NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity Friday, May 13, 2016,  7 – 9 PM
    The New School, 55 W. 13th St., New York, NY
  • The Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies Invited Paper Hate Speech and Immaterial Violence: Can Talking Cure? Can psychoanalysts speak? As globalization and metastasizing conflicts drive us into closer and closer encounters with the Other, a siege mentality spreads. We begin to wonder if freedom is worth the cost. Those who represent the public voice—politicians, professional and “citizen” journalists, pundits, academics—respond to real and imagined violence with conflicted reappraisals of free speech and its limits, struggling to cope with the immaterial violence we call “hate speech.” Where on this intellectual battleground do we find psychoanalysis? How can we, practitioners of the talking cure, enter the discourse? Does our clinical experience give us special insight into the nature of freedom, in particular the freedom of expression implied by the American Constitution? As public discourse polarizes, perhaps we have the tools to open a space for genuine encounter, in the face of both ordinary and extraordinary hatred and violence. What are those tools, and how can we use them? April 22, 2016
    New York, NY
  • Division of Psychoanalysis (39) 36th Annual Spring Meeting, 2016 Roundtable Standing at the Crossroads: The Science of Hermeneutics and the Hermeneutics of Science Co-chairs: Jill Gentile. and John Auerbach
    Presenters: Eliot Jurist, Frank Summers, and Jane Tillman
    Friday, April 8, 2016
    Atlanta, GA
  • Division of Psychoanalysis (39) 36th Annual Spring Meeting, 2016 Enshrined ambiguity in psychoanalysis and free speech Tensions on the Border between Speech and Action panel with David Lichtenstein (New York, NY) Thursday, April 7, 2016
    Atlanta, GA
  • Division of Psychoanalysis (39) 36th Annual Spring Meeting, 2016 Meet the Author: Feminine Law: Freud, Free Speech, and the Voice of Desire. Thursday, April 7, 2016
    Atlanta, GA
  • Association for Psychoanalysis, Culture, and Society Conference Lines between speech and action in psychoanalysis and free speech October 23, 2015
    Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Civilization and its Blisscontents: Violence and Psychoanalysis Freedom for the thought that we hate May 2, 2015
    New York, NY
  • Division of Psychoanalysis (39) 35th Annual Spring Meeting, 2015 Manifesto Fest: A psychoanalytic manifesto Moderator and speaker April 23, 2015
    San Francisco, CA
  • Psychology and Civil Liberties—Major Controversies Symposium Free Association and Free Speech: How Psychoanalysis Speaks to Democracy August 10, 2014
    Washington, DC
  • South Jerusalem Mental Health Center Attachment Security and Mutuality of Desire June 30, 2014
    Jerusalem, Israel
  • Division of Psychoanalysis (39) 34th Annual Spring Meeting, 2014 Memory Matters Panel presentation April 26, 2014
    New York, NY
  • New York University Postdoctoral Program Independent Track Colloquium Freud and Free Speech Panel with Pasquale Pasquino, Ph.D. (opening remarks) and John Ferejohn, Ph.D. (discussant) October 26, 2013
    New York University School of Law, New York, NY
  • Division of Psychoanalysis (39) 33rd Annual Spring Meeting, 2013 Embodied potential space: How actual physical space helps us create meaning Discussion of Malcom Slavin's “Sacred prehistoric Spaces: Cave art, music and the Capacity to Bear the Human Condition” April 25, 2013
    Boston, MA
  • The Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity &
    The Sándor Ferenczi Center of The New School for Social Research
    Truth and Consequences in Psychoanalytic Treatment: The Analyst’s Intimate Experience and the Patient’s Mind Invited paper. February 2, 2013
    New York, NY
  • Division of Psychoanalysis (39) 32nd Annual Spring Meeting, 2012 Oh Baby, Oh God: Loss, Lennon, and Winnicott’s “I AM” Panel presentation with Michael Macrone, Ph.D. (San Francisco, CA) and Malcolm Slavin, Ph.D. (Cambridge, MA) April 20, 2012
    Santa Fe, NM
  • Division of Psychoanalysis (39) 32nd Annual Spring Meeting, 2012 Creative Flow: Psychoanalysis, art and the space between Discussant April 18, 2012
    Santa Fe, NM
  • Conference on Psychology and the Other Invited panel On mattering, matter, and “transitional” memory: A discussion of J. Slavin’s essay Also presented at the International Association of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology conference, Washington, DC, October 19, 2012. October 2, 2011
    Cambridge, MA
  • Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis Invited colloquium Between the familiar and the stranger: Attachment, agency, and desire March 4, 2011
    New York, NY
  • New York University Postdoctoral Program Intertrack Colloquium Discussion of Bob Katz’s An Imperfect Death: Heidegger, Oedipus, and Basescu. January 22, 2011
    New York, NY
  • IPSS Explorations Series Discussion of “Weeds on the Ruins: Agency, compromise formation, and the quest for intersubjective truth” November 17, 2010
    New York, NY
  • “All the Gods Must be Heard”: The Dilemmas of Multiplicity in Tragedy and Psychoanalysis Thoughts on Phaedra, Hippolytus, and Euripedes’ psychoanalytic prescience Part of a panel with Michael Macrone and Charlotte Gordon June 2010
    Sicily, Italy
  • Division of Psychoanalysis (39) 29th Annual Spring Meeting, 2009 Between courage and fear: Reflections on Davies’ “Love in the Afternoon.” April 2009
    San Antonio, TX
  • International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis Conference Agency and attachment theory: Mutually informing constructs in relational psychoanalysis May 2008
    Baltimore, MD
  • Division of Psychoanalysis (39) 28th Annual Spring Meeting, 2008 The dynamics of supervisory exchange Live supervision and discussion April 2008
    New York, NY
  • International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis Conference Weeds on the ruins: Symptoms, compromise formation, and the plight of personal agency July 2007
    Athens, Greece
  • Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity Mind, matter, and intersubjectivity Paper presentation. January 2007
    New York, NY
  • Tufts University Counseling Center Having no thoughts Paper presentation. January 30, 2006
    Medford, MA
  • South Jersualem Mental Health Center Transformations of agency Paper presentation. January 2, 2006
    Kfar Shaul Psychiatric Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 24th Annual International Conference on the Psychology of the Self Beyond privacy: Transitional intersubjectivity and the transitional subject Paper presentation. November 2001
    San Francisco, CA