True Detectives

True Detectives: Television, Crime Stories, and the Psychoanalytic Imagination

Jed Sekoff, PhD, In conversation with Reyna Cowan PsyD, LCSW

Friday Jan. 12, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

flyerOf all the genres of the television age ‘Detective Narratives’ are among the most ubiquitous and enduring. Whether staged in the haunts of the private eye or the hard scrabble precinct of the police procedural; the tense courtroom or the thriller spy ring, we seem compelled to witness a seemingly endless parade of mysteries, mayhem, and murder. Since Edgar Allen Poe’s first detective stories, we have been fascinated by the clash of malevolent upheaval with the forces of rationality and order. Why should this be so? Why do we return to the scene of the crime, again and again and again? It seems fitting to recruit yet another detective genre—Psychoanalysis—to assist in our investigation. Though it may turn out—there is always a twist—that the detective is also the suspect. Video clips (from Columbo, Honey West, Luther, Comrade Detective, Fargo and True Detectives) will help situate the nature, power and limit of the Detective television show.

January 12th, 2018 6:30 PM
530 Bush Street
Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94108
United States
Phone: 415-288-4050
General Admission $ 20.00
Member Admission $ 10.00
Candidate or Student $ 0.00
CE Credits (2) $ 20.00