highbrowlowlife · RU106: PROFESSOR SHELDON GEORGE ON PSYCHOANALYSIS, TRAUMA & RACE, LACAN

Rendering Unconscious welcomes Professor Sheldon George to the podcast!

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Sheldon George, PhD is Professor of English and Chair of the English department at Simmons University in Boston, Massachusetts. His scholarship centers most directly on Lacanian psychoanalytic theory and applies cultural and literary theory to analyses of American and African-American literature and culture. He is author of Trauma and Race: A Lacanian Study of African American Racial Identity and coeditor, with Jean Wyatt, of Reading Contemporary Black British and African American Women Writers: Race, Ethics, Narrative Form. He is currently completing a collection coedited with Derek Hook for Routledge press that is titled Lacan and Race: Racism, Identity and Psychoanalytic Theory.

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Rendering Unconscious Podcast is hosted by 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 and e-book! Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Politics and Poetry (Trapart Books, 2019) 

Vanessa Sinclair, Psy.D. is a psychoanalyst based Stockholm, who sees clients internationally, specializing in offering quality psychoanalytic treatment remotely and online. Her books include Switching Mirrors (2016), The Fenris Wolf vol 9 (2017) co-edited with Carl Abrahamsson, On Psychoanalysis and Violence: Contemporary Lacanian Perspectives (2018) co-edited with Manya Steinkoler, and Scansion in Psychoanalysis and Art: the Cut in Creation forthcoming from Routledge 2020. Dr. Sinclair is a founding member of Das Unbehagen: A Free Association for Psychoanalysis

The track at the end of the episode is “Inside you is outside me (remixed)” from the album “The larval stage of a bookworm (remixed)” by Carl Abrahamsson, remixed by Serena Stucke. Available from Highbrow Lowlife on Bandcamp.

Image from Trauma and Race: A Lacanian Analysis of African-American Identity by Sheldon George, PhD