Past Event

Stefania Pandolfo | Knot of the Soul: Madness, Psychoanalysis, Islam

October 17, 2018
4:10 PM - 6:00 PM
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Room 963, Schermerhorn Extension, Columbia University

Professor Stefania Pandolfo discusses her new book, Knot of the Soul: Madness, Psychoanalysis, Islam, in conversation with Professor Rosalind Morris.

About the book: Through a dual engagement with the unconscious in psychoanalysis and Islamic theological-medical reasoning, Stefania Pandolfo's unsettling and innovative book reflects on the maladies of the soul at a time of tremendous global upheaval. Drawing on in-depth historical research and testimonies contemporary patients and therapists in Morocco, Knot of the Soul offers both an ethnographic journey through madness and contemporary formations of despair and a philosophical and theological exploration of the vicissitudes of the soul.

Stefania Pandolfo is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley