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Todd McGowan, PhD presents “The Paranoid Thriller and the Suspect Law” at Tulane University
March 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am
The Paranoid Thriller and the Suspect Law
Saturday, March 11, 10am-12pm
Tilton Hall 305
Professor Todd McGowan (University of Vermont), a distinguished scholar in psychoanalysis, film studies and cultural analysis, will present a public lecture treating films such The Conversation, The Matrix, and the Jason Bourne thrillers. Using a psychoanalytic framework, Professor McGowan shows how these films expose the dark underside of the public law, engendering a suspicion about the law that obscures its role in grounding our freedom, contributing to the paranoid fantasies in our political sphere.
The lecture is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Tulane University’s Department of English, the School of Liberal Arts and the New Orleans Birmingham Psychoanalytic Center.