Rendering Unconscious Podcast welcomes S. Alfonso Williams.
S. Alfonso Williams is an Independent Researcher based in Cleveland, Ohio. He has been immersed in the world of psychoanalysis, philosophy, and theory for the past five years following the path of auto-didacticism. Some of his numerous research interests include Polyvalence (the disjunction between Ontology and Epistemology), psychosis, dissociation and disavowal, Everyday Psychopathology and the dimensional limits of “Normalcy,” the irreducibility of Heterogeneity and Difference, Identity, the limits of Subjectivity, mass psychology, sexual difference, deadlocks and paradoxes of all sorts, among others. Three key theorists he is heavily invested in right now are Jean Baudrillard, Gilles Deleuze, and Jacques Lacan. Five of his favorite fiction authors include James Baldwin, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Clarice Lispector, Jose Saramago, and Zadie Smith. Mr. Williams holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Case Western Reserve University in Art History and Sociology. He currently works as a Circulation Assistant at the Ingalls Library at the Cleveland Museum of Art. His website is www.theoryandanalysis.wordpress.com.
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Mentioned in this episode:
S. Alfonso Williams presenting at the Psychology of Global Crises conference on the Agency, Activism and Ethics panel
Scansion in Psychoanalysis and Art: the Cut in Creation by Vanessa Sinclair forthcoming from Routledge November 2020, available for preorder
Mary Bergstein’s book Mirrors of Memory: Freud, Photography and the History of Art
SAW also recommends Todd McGowan’s lectures on Hegel on Youtube
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Portrait of S. Alfonso Williams