Mary Bergstein (Professor, History of Art + Visual Culture) delivered a lecture, Introduction to Leonardo Drawings, on the 3rd December 2017. Bergstein showed how Leonardo used drawing for scientific, investigative, expressive, and philosophical purposes. Leonardo’s botanical, anatomical, hydrodynamic, religious, and landscape drawings—including the late controversial deluge drawings, which seem so pertinent to today’s environmental crises—were […]
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Mary Bergstein (Professor, History of Art and Visual Culture) presented a lecture at the University of Heidelberg Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies on April 22. The topic of the conference was “An Interdisciplinary Anthropology of Perception and Imagination.” Bergstein spoke about “Perception and Imagination in the Visual World of Marcel Proust.” Additionally, Bergstein’s memoir “Hotel Michelangelo” […]
Mary Bergstein (Professor, HAVC) spoke on “Proust’s Odette in the Optical Unconscious” at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (NYPSI) on June 6. To meet the demands of the 21st century, NYPSI incorporates new theory and clinical innovation while preserving fundamental psychoanalytic ideas.
Mary Bergstein’s (Professor, HAVC) review of SPACE AND PSYCHE: Center 17 (2012: University of Texas Center for Architecture and Design) was published in Psychoanalytic Psychology (2015): 376-380. SPACE AND PSYCHE examines the intersection between architecture and psychoanalysis in the interest of promoting a dialogue that enriches both fields. Nine distinguished authors consider the relationship of architecture to topics […]
Mary Bergstein (Professor, HAVC) spoke on: “Odette en abyme: Marcel Proust and Photography,” February 18 at Brown University’s French Studies Department.
Mary Bergstein (Professor, HAVC) participated in “Photographic Imagination,” an international conference at Tel Aviv University May 26-28. Bergstein spoke on “The Erotic Imagination in Freud’s Vienna.” Bergstein’s presentation was about early Viennese cinema, hypnotism, and the erotic imagination. The cast of Freudian characters discussed included film maker Johann Schwarzer, physiologist Josef Breuer, and hysteric and social […]
A new book by Mary Bergstein (Professor, HAVC), In Looking Back One Learns to See: Marcel Proust and Photography, has been published by Rodopi. Marcel Proust offered the twentieth century a new psychology of memory and seeing. His novel In Search of Lost Time was written in the modern age of photography and art history. In […]
An article by Mary Bergstein (Professor, History of Art + Visual Culture), “Proust and Photography: The Invention of Balbec,” appeared in the journal Visual Resources (November 2013): 307-332. The article focuses on the visual resources available to Marcel Proust (1871–1922) in his invention of the fictional Romanesque-Gothic church at Balbec in the seven-volume novel In […]
Mary Bergstein (Professor, History of Art + Visual Culture) spoke on “Visual Culture in Freud’s Vienna: Photography and Eros” at The DeWitt Wallace Institute for the History of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Hospital in New York on 16 October. She also delivered a lecture at the University of Toronto on 26 October at an […]