Rendering Unconscious welcomes Jason Ānanda Josephson Storm to the podcast. He received his M.T.S. from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Stanford University. He has held visiting positions at Princeton University, École Française d’Extrême-Orient in France and Ruhr-Universität and Universität Leipzig in Germany. He has three primary research foci: Japanese Religions, European Intellectual History, and Theory more broadly. The common thread to his research is an attempt to decenter received narratives in the study of religion and science. His main targets have been epistemological obstacles, the preconceived universals which serve as the foundations of various discourses. Storm has also been working to articulate new research models for Religious Studies in the wake of the collapse of poststructuralism as a guiding ethos in the Humanities.

His books include The Invention of Religion in Japan (University of Chicago Press, 2012), The Myth of Disenchantment: Magic, Modernity, and the Birth of the Human Sciences (University of Chicago Press, 2017) and Metamodernism: The Future of Theory forthcoming from University of Chicago Press.

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The work of Felicitas Goodman is referenced in this episode, as is the work of Dalena Storm.

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Rendering Unconscious Podcast is hosted by psychoanalyst Dr. Vanessa Sinclair, who interviews psychoanalysts, psychologists, scholars, creative arts therapists, writers, poets, philosophers, artists & other intellectuals about their process, world events, the current state of mental health care, politics, culture, the arts & more. Episodes are also created from lectures given at various international conferences.

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The song at the end of the episode is “Thee Hierophant of Lead” by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge & Carl Abrahamsson from the album “Loyalty Does Not End With Death” available from iDeal Recordings.

Many thanks to Carl Abrahamsson, who created the intro and outro music for Rendering Unconscious podcast.

Portrait of Jason Josephson Storm