Public Seminar: On Racial Dissociation

February 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
409 Tier Building
66 Chancellors Cir
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

The Department of English, Film, and Theatre

Public Seminar:
On Racial Dissociation

University of Manitoba Distinguished Visiting Lecturer

Dr. David Eng
Richard L. Fisher Professor of English
University of Pennsylvania

Thursday, February 2, 2017
409 Tier Building
Reception to follow

Drawing from three case histories of parachute children and Philip Bromberg’s work on dissociation, Dr. Eng develops a notion of “racial dissociation” to supplement his earlier work on “racial melancholia.” This work is extracted from Dr. Eng’s forthcoming book on psychoanalysis and Asian immigration, co-authored by his frequent collaborator and practicing psychotherapist Shinhee Han. All interested faculty and students are invited to attend.

Please contact Serenity Joo ( for a copy of the readings to be covered.

David L. Eng is Graduate Chair and Richard L. Fisher Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania (USA), where he is also Professor in the Program in Asian American Studies, the Program in Comparative Literature & Literary Theory, and the Program in Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies. After receiving his B.A. in English from Columbia University and his Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of California at Berkeley, he taught at Columbia and Rutgers before joining Penn. Eng has held visiting professorships at the University of Bergen (Norway), King’s College London, Harvard University, and the University of Hong Kong. He is the recipient of research fellowships from the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, and the Mellon Foundation, among others. In 2016, Eng was elected an honorary member of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) in New York City. His areas of specialization include American literature, Asian American studies, Asian diaspora, psychoanalysis, critical race theory, queer studies, gender studies, and visual culture.

Location Information:
University of Manitoba – Fort Garry – Tier Building  (View Map)
173 Dafoe Road
Winnipeg, MB
Room: 409 – Institute for the Humanities Boardroom
Contact Information:
Name: Hee-Jung Serenity Joo