Keynote Address

The Humanities Unbound 2018 keynote address will be given by Dr. Ellie Ragland, Professor Emerita and former Chair of the English Department at University of Missouri-Columbia and the Fredrick A. Middlebush Professor of English.
HU 2018 Speaker

Dr. Ellie Ragland

Nature Versus Nurture

This year’s conference will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Ellie Ragland, on April 20th. Dr. Ragland is Professor Emerita and former Chair of the English Department at University of Missouri-Columbia and the Fredrick A. Middlebush Professor of English. She is a practicing psychoanalyst and member of the World Association of Psychoanalysis.  With a foundational career examining critical theory, psychoanalytic theory and comparative & world literature, Dr. Ragland is the author of over 100 articles, has lectured nationally and internationally at over 100 universities and colloquia. She has held an NEH Grant, a Humanities Fellowship at the University of Illinois and has received other honors including the Gold Chalk Award from the University of Missouri for excellence in teaching. Dr. Ragland is the author of numerous critical works, most recently Jacques Lacan and the Logic of Structure:  Topology and language in psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2015).  She edited the first English-language Lacan journal, Newsletter of the Freudian Field, for eight years and is now coeditor of (Re)-Turn: A Journal of Lacanian Studies (http://return.jls.missouri.edu/Lacan/index.html).

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The Logic of Sexuation: From Aristotle to Lacan by Ellie Ragland