Rendering Unconscious welcomes Dr. Leon Brenner to the podcast!

Dr. Leon Brenner is a research fellow at the University of Potsdam and lecturer at the International Psychoanalytic University, Berlin. He is a training analyst, studying member of the APPI and a founder of Lacanian Affinities Berlin (laLAB). His latest book on the subject of the psychoanalysis of autism is called The Autistic Subject: On the Threshold of Language, where he presents a novel account of autistic subjectivity from a Lacanian psychoanalytic perspective.

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Recommended works by autistic writers and artists:

Baggs, A. [silentmiaow] (2007, January 15). In my language. [Video File]. Retrieved from

Grandin, T. (2006). Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism. New-York: Vintage.

Sinclair, J. (1993). Don’t Mourn for us. Our Voice. Autism Network International. Retrieved from

Tammet, D. (2007). Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant. London: Hodder & Stoughton.

Williams, D. (2015). Somebody Somewhere: Breaking Free from the World of Autism. Portland: Broadway Books.

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. 

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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 “Humbly Triumphant” from the album “The larval stage of a bookworm” by Carl Abrahamsson available from Highbrow Lowlife.

Intro and outro music for Rendering Unconscious Podcast by Carl Abrahamsson.

Portrait of Dr. Leon Brenner from a film created for Berlin Psychoanalytic