Screening/Discussion of "The Green Room"

December 5, 2013


New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute and Friends of the Abraham A. Brill Library present a film screening and discussion of the much-admired 1978 Francois Truffaut film "The Green Room."  Dr. Francis Baudry and Henry James scholar Dr. Rita Charon will explore the role of death for Truffaut and James.


Francis Baudry is a Training and Supervising Analyst at New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute. He has written extensively on applied analysis including papers on Flaubert, Keats, James Joyce and Faulkner. In addition, he has written articles on such movies as “Mr. Klein” and “The Dead.” For seventeen years Dr. Baudry ran an interdisciplinary group on Literature and Psychoanalysis for NYPSI’s Extension Program.

Rita Charon is a general internist and literary scholar at Columbia University who writes on the works of Henry James. She is founder and Executive Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia. Her research focuses on the consequences of narrative medicine practice, reflective clinical practice, and health care team effectiveness.

At Columbia, Charon is Professor of Clinical Medicine, Director of the Narrative and Social Medicine Scholarly Concentration Track, Director of Faculty Development for the Division of General Medicine, and Director of the Columbia/Macy Interprofessional Education Project. She has received a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio residency, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and research funding from NIH, NEH, and several private foundations.

Charon served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of Literature and Medicine from 2000 to 2007. She lectures widely on narrative medicine and is published in such journals of medicine and literary studies as The New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, Narrative, Henry James Review, and Literature and Medicine. She is the author of Narrative Medicine: Honoring the Stories of Illness (Oxford University Press, 2006) and co-editor of Stories Matter: The Role of Narrative in Medical Ethics (Routledge, 2002) and Psychoanalysis and Narrative Medicine (SUNY Press, 2008).

Dr. Charon received her M.D. from Harvard and Ph.D. in English Literature from Columbia, concentrating on the works of Henry James.

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New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute (NYPSI) is recognized by Time Out New York as offering one of the twenty best lecture series in the city.  NYPSI's mission is to provide the highest level of psychoanalytic training to mental health professionals, promote excellence in psychoanalytic research and offer a range of educational, advisory and affordable therapeutic service programs to the New York City community.  NYPSI's position as the earliest psychoanalytic organization in the Americas parallels its global leadership role in the history of psychoanalysis and its influence on the cultural and intellectual life of New York City.  The Society was founded in 1911 by A.A. Brill, one of the first practicing psychoanalysts in the United States and the first translator of Freud into English. NYPSI is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.

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