Psychobiography Reading Group
of the Psychohistory Forum

6th Meeting
January 13th, 2024 (11:00am – 1pm EDT; room opens at 10:30 am)

For our 6th meeting, we will be READING:

Chapter 2: Sigmund Freud,
in Faces in a Cloud: Intersubjectivity and Personality Theory, by G. Atwood and R. Stolorow

Chapter 15: Freud as Leonardo: Why the First Psychobiography Went Wrong, by A. C. Elms, A.,
in W. T. Schultz, Handbook of Psychobiography

The Psychobiography Research and Publication Group of the Psychohistory Forum, with the strong support of Inna Rozentsvit and Ken Fuchsman, has created the virtual Psychobiography Reading Group. Our expectation is that we will meet once in two months and that we should work hard to keep this as a serious psychoanalytic approach to psychobiography. Subsequently, our focus will be on classic works of psychodynamic psychobiography, with the bottom-up approach rather coming from explicit underlying theories.

Please note that we usually choose short readings to ensure that they will be read ahead of time.
Individuals who have not done the readings for this group will need to stay muted to establish this as a true discussion group. Participation is free, but the registration/ RSVP is required

Please feel free to download the chapters that were selected for this meeting by using the following links:

Chapter 2: Sigmund Freud,
in Faces in a Cloud: Intersubjectivity and Personality Theory, by G. Atwood and R. Stolorow

https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/56ibcqid76r1ilc1dqikj/Atwood-Stolorow-Sigmund-Freud-chapter-in-Faces-in-a-Cloud.pdf?rlkey=kyr5w9inm55axajoiwufmhiot&dl=0

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Also, you can download the whole book (Faces in a Cloud: Intersubjectivity and Personality Theory, by G. Atwood and R. Stolorow) from here:

https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/qfb8h7vjmx3spczuhorwm/Atwood-Stolorow-Faces-in-a-Cloud-Intersubjectivity-in-….pdf?rlkey=djqp9geg9ppd2kow1lmwvyou9&dl=0

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Chapter 15: Freud as Leonardo: Why the First Psychobiography Went Wrong, by A. C. Elms, A.,
in W. T. Schultz – Handbook of Psychobiography

https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/6m07lh9g0c185re1ncyl7/Elms-A.-Freud-as-leonardo.-In-W.-T.-Schultz-Handbook-of-Psychobiography.pdf?rlkey=khoyinmpcbupql71bdyvqvgf4&dl=0

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Please do not forget to RSVP for the meeting. You will get the response to your RSVP that includes the Zoom information. Zoom link reminder will be sent out the day before the meeting.

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To learn more about our first five meetings of our Psychobiography Reading Group, visit the following webpages:

1st meeting on February 25th, 2023: Reading J. Anderson’s Chapter “Winnicott’s Constant Search for the Life that Feels Real.” https://psychohistoryforum.com/announcing-the-psychobiography-reading-group-of-the-psychohistory-forum/

2nd meeting on April 1st, 2023: Reading E. Erikson’s Gandhi’s Truth: On the Origins of Militant Nonviolence.
https://psychohistoryforum.com/psychobiography-reading-group-of-the-psychohistory-forum/

3rd meeting on June 3rd, 2023: Reading E. Erikson’s Young Man Luther.
https://psychohistoryforum.com/psychobiography-reading-group-reading-e-eriksons-young-man-luther-a-study-in-psychoanalysis-and-history/

4th meeting on August 5th, 2023: Reading L. Friedman’s Identity’s Architect: A Biography of Erik H. Erikson.
https://psychohistoryforum.com/psychobiography-reading-group-of-the-psychohistory-forum-4th-meeting/

5th meeting on October 14th, 2023: Reading S. Freud’s Leonardo daVinci and a Memory of His Childhood.
https://psychohistoryforum.com/psychobiography-reading-group-of-the-psychohistory-forum-5th-meeting/

We look forward to deepening our knowledge of this psychohistorical approach together, as we probe the lives of fascinating and important people.

If you are interested in joining this group, even if you cannot attend the meeting on January 13th, 2024, please fill out the registration form above and/or contact Inna Rozentsvit at inna.rozentsvit@gmail.com or Paul H. Elovitz at cliospsycheeditor@gmail.com.

Best regards,

Paul Elovitz and Inna Rozentsvit