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Friday, August 1 • 10:00am - 10:40am
Eros, Thanatos, and Captain Jack Harkness

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Freud theorized that humanity is conflicted by two distinct drives: Eros, the inclination to seek love, and Thanatos, the inclination to seek death. While the rest of humanity may find these drives incompatible, there is one 51st century Time Agent that lives in perfect harmony with both Love and Death: Captain Jack Harkness. This panel will discuss how Jack Harkness’ immortality allows him to defy this elemental statute of Freudian psychology.


Carol Eshleman

Archbishop Rummel High School
Past Speaking includes: on Potter - Ascendio, St. Andrews University in Scotland, University of North Alabama, UNC Charlotte; on Chaucer - UNC Chapel Hill. Has had guest posts on the Hogwarts Professor blog. Received Master's Degree in English with concentrations in Teaching and British... Read More →

Friday August 1, 2014 10:00am - 10:40am EDT