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Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, 1946-2011


The Jackman Humanities Institute is saddened to announce the death of Scholar in Residence Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, who passed away on 1 December 2011 of a sudden pulmonary embolism.

Professor Young-Bruehl was a philosopher, psychoanalyst, and author of biographies of Hannah Arendt and Anna Freud.  She was currently working on a first edition of the collected writings of British child psychologist D.W. Winnicott.  A memorial celebration of her life will be held in Toronto in January; further information will be posted as soon as possible.

A memorial page is located on her blog, Who’s Afraid of Social Democracy?

A CBC interview with her close friend, Rosi Braidotti (Director, Centre for the Humanities, University of Utrecht) is available here (item 2).

Elisabeth Young-Bruehl’s last public appearance was on 28 November 2011, when she gave a public lecture sponsored by the Jackman Humanities Institute and The Health Arts and Humanities Program, titled
“D.W. Winnicott Revises Psychoanalysis, 1945-1971.”

This talk was recorded, and can be viewed here.

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