College of Arts and Sciences

Tim Dean, Spring 2009 Magliocco LectureTim Dean

"What is Psychoanalytic Thinking: An Approach to the Humanities"

Nov 3, 2009 7:00-9:00 pm, Sandburg Theater (see poster)

Tim Dean, a University of Buffalo English professor who teaches psychoanalysis, queer theory and poetic modernism, will present the 4th Annual Magliocco Lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

His talk, "What is Psychoanalytic Thinking: An Approach to the Humanities," is scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 3 in the University Union Lincoln Room.

Dean is the author of "Gary Snider and the American Unconscious" (Palgrave Macmillan, 1991); "Beyond Sexuality" (University of Chicago Press, 2000); and co-author of "Homosexuality and Psychoanalysis" (University of Chicago Press, 2001). His latest book, "Unlimited Intimacy: Reflections on the Subculture of Barebacking" (University of Chicago Press, 2009).

A former British civil servant (servant to the Crown), Dean earned a bachelor's degree in American Studies at the University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK); attended Brandeis University, and studied abroad his junior year; and earned his master's and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. He wrote an undergraduate dissertation on Gary Snyder and a doctoral dissertation on Hart Crane. He also has been a Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center.

The Maurine Magliocco Lecture Series in the Department of English and Journalism was established in October 2006. The $30,000 endowment commitment supports an annual lecture in literature, film, theory or the state of the discipline. Magiocco taught English at Western for 37 years and retired in 2004.

Sponsors for the program are Western's Department of English and Journalism and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Dean's talk is open free to the public.

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