Chicago Psychoanalytic Society

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 – 7:00-9:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM)
Location: School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, 969 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637

In collaboration with University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration & The Illinois Psychological Association Women’s Issues Section

In A Different Voice: Act II

   Presenter: Carol Gilligan, PhD

Discussant: Dale Gody, PhD

Carol Gilligan, in her talk, examines her work over decades, referred to as: “In a Different Voice: Act I.” She concludes that “the different voice, although associated with women, is actually a human voice, a voice that connects thoughts with emotions, the mind with the body, and the self with relationship.” That voice differs from the patriarchal voice. “Where patriarchy is in force, the human voice is a voice of resistance: it is an alternative to violence and it breaks the silence that maintains the patriarchal order.” She then goes on to explore “Act II” by looking at three films, Paul Thomas Anderson’s, “Phantom Thread,” Paul Schrader’s “First Reformed,” and Spike Lee’s “BlackKkKlansman.” (Those planning to attend would benefit from seeing “Phantom Thread” before the talk.) She argues that Act II involves “the call to reframe our understanding of care to recognize the audacity in caring, the risk it involves, the intelligence it takes, or, as one might say, the audacity of love.”

Carol Gilligan, PhD, blazed into the American consciousness with her best-selling book In a Different Voice, called by Ellen Goodman, “the most insightful book on women, men, and the differences between them.” Currently University Professor at New York University, she previously held professorships at Harvard University, where she was the first professor of Gender Studies, and the University of Cambridge. Despite her prominent positions at universities, she has noted, “I have always been drawn more to psychoanalysis than to academic psychology.” In 1996, Time magazine named her as one of the 25 most influential Americans. Her 2002 book, The Birth of Pleasure, was described by “The Times Literary Supplement” as “a thrilling new paradigm.” Her other books include Kyra: A Novel (2008) and Joining the Resistance (2011). Her most recent books, published last year, are Darkness Now Visible: Patriarchy’s Resurgence and Feminist Resistance, with David Richards, and The Crisis of Connection, with Niobe Way, Pedro Noguera, and Alisha Ali.

Dale Gody, PhD, is a member of the Chicago Psychoanalytic Society and a faculty member at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute, where she is Director of the Exploring Psychoanalysis Program. She is in private practice as a clinical psychologist in Wilmette, IL.

Learning Objectives:  After the presentation the participant, will be able to

A. recognize the existence of a different voice, other than the traditional, intellectual, male-identified voice; a different voice that connects mind with body and self with relationship;
B. act more audaciously out of a motivation for caring, while recognizing the priority of relationship.

Admission is free, but registration must be made in advance. Individual seats are not reserved, so if you wish for a good seat, come early. If you can no longer attend, please cancel your registration on Eventbrite so that others may register (go to “View Order”). Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact Carmella Snook, csnook@uchicago.edu or 773.702.9700 at least three days in advance of the event.