This episode of Rendering Unconscious Podcast is “The Truth of Gender: Psychoanalysis’ Unthinkable Trauma,” a lecture given by Dr Nicolas Evzonas at the 11th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Psychoanalysis and Philosophy (SIPP-ISPP) at Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden, on May 2, 2019.

Dr Evzonas holds a PhD in Greek Literature. He is an analytically oriented therapist with an institutional and private practice in Paris. He is also a researcher and lecturer at the department of psychoanalytic studies in Paris Diderot University. His scholarly work has received numerous distinctions and awards, and he is the author of some forty articles in the fields of literature, cinema, psychopathology and psychoanalysis, published in French, English, Greek and Portuguese. His main interests focus on trans identities and countertransference at the intersection of metapsychology and gender studies. He is currently working as a co-editor of a special issue of the American monographic journal Psychoanalytic Inquiry on “Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Issues in France: Sexualities, Gender, Classe and Race”. Please visit

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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. Rendering Unconscious is also a book: Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Politics and Poetry (Trapart, 2019).

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The track at the end of the episode is “Chained to fellow prisoners” from the upcoming album “The chapel is empty.” Words by Vanessa Sinclair. Sounds by Akoustik Timbre Frekuency. From Highbrow Lowlife.

Music for intro and outro of Rendering Unconscious Podcast by Carl Abrahamsson.

Photo of Dr Nicolas Evzonas