SIGMUND FREUD'S 1909 VISIT TO CLARK UNIVERSITY

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SIGMUND FREUD'S 1909 VISIT TO CLARK UNIVERSITY

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ROBERT DEAM TOBIN
Henry J Leir Chair in Language Literature and Culture
Clark University

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Interview with Robert Deam Tobin:
In 1909, Clark University President G. Stanley Hall, as part of the university’s 20th anniversary celebration, brought Sigmund Freud to Worcester for a major conference on psychology.  Freud, who as a European found it funny that an institution would celebrate a mere twenty years, was touched by Hall’s invitation.  He also negotiated his fee from the proffered $400 to $750 (close to $19,000 today).  At Clark, he gave five lectures (in German), each on a different topic, that would become known as The Five Lectures on Psycho-analysis.  The visit marked the moment that Freud became global. Though often critical of the United States, Freud always looked positively upon Clark and upon Worcester. The honorary degree he received from Clark remained on the wall of his study until his death.  

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SIGMUND FREUD'S 1909 VISIT TO CLARK UNIVERSITY

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“SIGMUND FREUD'S 1909 VISIT TO CLARK UNIVERSITY,” Worcester in 50, accessed November 17, 2018, http://worcesterin50.com/items/show/15.

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