Candela Potente

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Candela Potente is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature. Her research interests concern the epistemology of psychoanalysis, the history of concepts, and critical theory. Her dissertation focuses on the relationship between the concept of transference in psychoanalysis and theories of concept formation, as well as on global psychoanalysis. She holds a degree in Philosophy from the University of Buenos Aires, where she specialized in modern philosophy and aesthetics.

At Princeton, she co-organized the Comparative Literature Lecture Series 2018/19, as well as a day-long roundtable with the same theme and title: “The Place of Concepts” (Spring 2019), and ran the IHUM Theory Reading Group from Fall 2015 to Spring 2018. She is a Graduate Affiliate in the Program in European Cultural Studies.

Languages: French, German, Spanish, Italian (reading), Portuguese (reading).

Teaching: Assistant in Instruction, COM 218: “Literature and Society” (Prof. Benjamin Conisbee Baer), Princeton University, Fall 2018.

Recent Conference Presentations:

One Word for Another: Between Transference and Metaphor.” LACK iii, Worcester, MA, Spring 2019.

“Transference and Authority: Within and Beyond the Psychoanalytic Frame.” Psychoanalysis in Our Time – Psychoanalysis, Nationalism, and Ideology, Sopot/Gdansk, Poland, Fall 2018.

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