Rendering Unconscious welcomes Klara Naszkowska, Ph.D to the podcast!

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Klara Naszkowska, Ph.D., Cultural Historian specialising in the early history of psychoanalysis. Founding director of the International Association for Spielrein Studies, 2019/2020 Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University. Author of the book The Living Mirror: The Representation of Doubling Identities in the British and Polish Women’s Literature (1846-1938) (2014), most recent paper in English: “Passions, Politics, and Drives: Sabina Spielrein in Soviet Russia” (2019), and of many articles on Spielrein in Polish and English. Klara is currently working on a book on Jewish women-psychoanalysts and the great wave of European intellectual immigration in the 1930s to the United States and teaching on this subject at Blanton-Peale Institute.

Dr. Naszkowska is the main organizer of the First International Conference for the International Association for Spielrein Studies, “Sabina Spielrein and the Early Female Pioneers of Psychoanalysis” with Adrienne Harris, Ph.D., John Launer, Ph.D. and Bernhard Bolech, Ph.D.

This episode is also available to view on YouTube:

Mentioned in this episode:

Dr. John Launer, author of Spielrein’s biography “Sex versus Survival: The Life and Ideas of Sabina Spielrein”

Dr. Adrienne Harris, director of the Sandor Ferenczi Center at the New School for Social Research and author of Gender as Soft Assembly (Routledge, 2009) among others.

Dr. Pamela Cooper White, Professor of Psychology & Religion at Union Theological Seminary.

Dr. Ruth Hemus, author of Dada’s Women (Yale Books, 2009)

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 playing at the end of the episode is titled “Unconscious Sexuality” from the album “Message 23“. Words by Vanessa Sinclair. Music by Carl Abrahamsson. Available from Highbrow Lowlife.

Soundcloud image: portrait of Klara Naszkowska, Ph.D

Cover image for the First International Conference for the International Association for Spielrein Studies, “Sabina Spielrein and the Early Female Pioneers of Psychoanalysis