On this episode of Rendering Unconscious podcast, author/ editor Dr. Vanessa Sinclair speaks with publisher Carl Abrahamsson about the new book Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Politics & Poetry (Trapart Books, 2019). As well as about the upcoming conference Re-writing the Future: 100 Years of Esoteric Modernism & Psychoanalysis, May 30 – June 1, 2019, Pienzenau & Brunnenburg Castles, Merano, Italy. For more information, including list of speakers and presentations, please visit www.drvanessasinclair.net/conference
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Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Politics & Poetry (Trapart Books, 2019). Edited by Vanessa Sinclair
In times of crisis, one needs to stop and ask, “How did we get here?” Our contemporary chaos is the result of a society built upon pervasive systems of oppression, discrimination and violence that run deeper and reach further than most understand or care to realize. These draconian systems have been fundamental to many aspects of our lives, and we seem to have gradually allowed them more power. However, our foundation is not solid; it is fractured and collapsing – if we allow that. We need to start applying new models of interpretation and analysis to the deep-rooted problems at hand.
“Rendering Unconscious” brings together international scholars, psychoanalysts, psychologists, philosophers, researchers, writers and poets; reflecting on current events, politics, the state of mental health care, the arts, literature, mythology, and the cultural climate; thoughtfully evaluating this moment of crisis, its implications, wide-ranging effects, and the social structures that have brought us to this point of urgency.
Hate speech, Internet stalking, virtual violence, the horde mentality of the alt-right, systematic racism, the psychology of rioting, the theater of violence, fake news, the power of disability, erotic transference and counter-transference, the economics of libido, Eros and the death drive, fascist narratives, psychoanalytic formation as resistance, surrealism and sexuality, traversing genders, and colonial counterviolence are but a few of the topics addressed in this thought-provoking and inspiring volume.
Contributions by Vanessa Sinclair, Gavriel Reisner, Alison Annunziata, Kendalle Aubra, Gerald Sand, Tanya White-Davis & Anu Kotay, Luce deLire, Jason Haaf, Simon Critchley & Brad Evans, Marc Strauss, Chiara Bottici, Manya Steinkoler, Emma Lieber, Damien Patrick Williams, Shara Hardeson, Jill Gentile, Angelo Villa, Gabriela Costardi, Jamieson Webster, Sergio Benvenuto, Craig Slee, Álvaro D. Moreira, David Lichtenstein, Julie Fotheringham, John Dall’aglio, Matthew Oyer, Jessica Datema, Olga Cox Cameron, Katie Ebbitt, Juliana Portilho, Trevor Pederson, Elisabeth Punzi & Per-Magnus Johansson, Meredith Friedson, Steven Reisner, Léa Silveira, Patrick Scanlon, Júlio Mendes Rodrigo, Daniel Deweese, Julie Futrell, Gregory J. Stevens, Benjamin Y. Fong, Katy Bohinc, Wayne Wapeemukwa, Patricia Gherovici & Cassandra Seltman, Marie Brown, Buffy Cain, Claire-Madeline Culkin, Andrew Daul, Germ Lynn, Adel Souto, and paul aster stone-tsao
480 pages, 148 x 210 mm, perfect-bound.
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The song at the end of the episode is “Opening Doors We Never Knew Existed” by Vanessa Sinclair and Carl Abrahamsson from the albums Switching / Mirrors available from Highbrow Lowlife. Also, a limited edition 2CD boxset is available from Trapart Editions.
Music for intro and outro of Rendering Unconscious Podcast by Carl Abrahamsson.
Book cover art by Alison Blickle