Emotional Excess and the Politics of Hysteria

An Evening of Conversation
Wed Oct 26, 2011 - Wed Oct 26, 2011


Join us for a conversation with distinguished guests, Dr. Marianna Adler, psychologist-psychoanalyst, Dr. Gemma Marangoni Ainslie psychologist-psychoanalyst and artist Margaret Meehan, MFA, University of Washington. These two area psychologists will share their Freudian knowledge as it pertains to the imagery used by Margaret Meehan. A dramatic black and white color scheme, Victorian culture, werewolf syndrome, boxing, identity and beauty all collide in the exhibit Hysterionics and The Forgotten Arm. We will touch on the history of hysteria and its current utility. Audience participation is welcome.

Margaret Meehan received her MFA from the University of Washington in Seattle. She has shown at various galleries nationally including Soil Gallery in Seattle, WA; Mulcahy Modern, Road Agent and Marty Walker Gallery in Dallas, TX and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Meehan lives and works in Austin where she teaches at the University of Texas.

Gemma Marangoni Ainslie, Ph.D., ABPP, is a psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Austin. She is currently President of the Academy of Psychoanalysis and a Fellow of the American Board of Psychoanalysis in Psychology of the American Psychological Association. She has written and presented on the local and national level on psychoanalysis and arts (poetry and film), as well as on adolescence and on female development.

Marianna Adler, Ph.D., is a psychologist – psychotherapist – psychoanalyst in private practice in Austin. She has completed a clinical internship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, received her post-doctoral training in psychoanalysis at the Houston Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute (recently renamed the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies) where she’s been on the faculty since 2004.  Her MA in cultural anthropology brings an added dimension to her work as a therapist.