The retirement of long-time Yale University Press editor Gladys Topkis will be celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 10, with a symposium in her honor featuring three of her favorite authors, all of whom are psychoanalysts.
Otto Kernberg, Leonard Shengold and Ethel Person will make presentations during the symposium, titled "Three Psychoanalysts Reflect on Writing for Scholarly Publications." The event will begin at 3 p.m. in the auditorium of the Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. A reception will follow in Rm. 208 of the center. The event is free and open to the public.
Peter Gay, Sterling Professor Emeritus of History, will moderate the symposium, which also will feature discussion by Dr. Donald J. Cohen, director of the Child Study Center and the Irving B. Harris of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology; Dr. Albert J. Solnit, senior research scientist at the Child Study Center and Sterling Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and Psychiatry; and Paul Schwaber.
In her role as a senior editor at the Yale Press, Topkis has had a major influence on "scholars who contribute to the cutting edge of our knowledge about the behavioral sciences and sociology," Yale Press editor Cynthia Wells wrote in an article on Topkis for an upcoming issue of the Yale University Press newsletter.
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