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On Saturday May 1 2021 Stillpoint Magazine and the Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society & Institute (MPSI) hosted a conversation between film director Kate Novack and Professor Madelon Sprengnether. The discussion focused on Novack’s 2020 Oscar-nominated short film Hysterical Girl. This is a recording of the event, which occurred via Zoom.

Hysterical Girl (2020) takes a critical look at Sigmund Freud’s famous Dora case, his only extensive case study focused on a woman.

You can view and download background notes on the film and related topics discussed in the conversation here. Kindly compiled by Professor Sprengnether.

Read more about Kate Novack and Professor Sprengnether on the event page here.