Rendering Unconscious welcomes Dr. Mikita Brottman back to the podcast!
Dr. Mikita Brottman is a writer, mostly of non-fiction. Although her writing includes elements of memoir, psycho-analysis, history, and forensic psychology, her most consistent focus is the reconsideration and interrogation of the true crime genre. Dr. Brottman has been a Visiting Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at Indiana University, and Director of the Humanities Program at the Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Humanistic Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art in downtown Baltimore, where she teaches courses in literature, critical studies, and myth.
Her new book is Couple Found Slain: After a Family Murder (2021). Her books include An Unexplained Death: the True Story of a Body at the Belvedere (2018), The Maximum Security Book Club: Reading Literature in a Men’s Prison (2016), Thirteen Girls (2014) and Phantoms of the Clinic: from Thought-Transference to Projective Identification (2011).
This episode is also available at YouTube:
Listen to my previous conversation with Mikita Brottman:
Mentioned in this episode:
Manya Steinkoler’s paper on Adam Lanza in On Psychoanalysis and Violence: Contemporary Lacanian Perspectives (Routledge, 2018)
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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, work, world events, the current state of mental health care, politics, culture, the arts & more.
Dr. Sinclair is the author of The Pathways of the Heart (Trapart Books, 2021), Scansion in Psychoanalysis and Art: the Cut in Creation (Routledge, 2020) and Switching Mirrors (Trapart Books, 2016).
Dr. Sinclair is the editor of Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Politics & Poetry (Trapart Books, 2019) Outsider Inpatient: Reflections on Art as Therapy (Trapart Books, 2021) with Dr. Elisabeth Punzi, On Psychoanalysis and Violence: Contemporary Lacanian Perspectives (Routledge, 2018) co-edited with Dr. Manya Steinkoler, and The Fenris Wolf, vol 9 (Trapart, 2017) co-edited with Carl Abrahamsson.
The song at the end of the episode is “Another Storm Tonight” by Vanessa Sinclair and Carl Abrahamsson from the album “The Pathways of the Heart” available from Highbrow Lowlife.
Many thanks to Carl Abrahamsson, who created the intro and outro music for Rendering Unconscious podcast.
Image: Cover of Couple Found Slain: After a Family Murder