The award will be presented this year at the Gradiva awards Banquet, part of the NAAP Conference Violence and its Denial: Social and Clinical Consequences.
The conference will take part on Saturday, October 26th at the New York Marriott Downtown Hotel in New York City.
NAAP's Gradiva® Award
In 1994, Robert Quackenbush proposed these awards for the best published, produced, or publicly exhibited works that advance psychoanalysis. The deadline for entries was on December 31 that same year. The winners of the first Gradiva® Awards were announced at a NAAP conference in the following spring of 1995 and included a revival of Moss Hart's play "Lady in the Dark," with Kitty Carlisle Hart accepting an award on behalf of her late husband, and Judith E. Daykin accepting an award as Executive Director for the play produced by Encores!
The symbol for the Awards (now a registered trademark for NAAP) was designed and rendered in woodcut by Quackenbush, which in turn was etched on brass plates and mounted on wood for the final awards. Quackenbush based his rendering on a wall plaque that hung in Freud's office -- a plaster copy of an ancient Roman bas-relief in marble that is displayed in the Vatican Museum.
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