Rendering Unconscious welcomes Walter A. Davis back to the podcast!

 Dr. Walter A. Davis, Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University. He is an actor and playwright, as well as psychoanalyst and theoretician. His many books include Art and Politics: Psychoanalysis, Ideology, Theatre. Pluto Press, London, 2007; Death’s Dream Kingdom: The American Psyche Since 9-11. Pluto Press, London, 2006; Get the Guests: Psychoanalysis, Modern American Drama, and the Audience. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1993; and Inwardness and Existence: Subjectivity in/and Hegel, Heidegger, Marx, and Freud. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1989.

Check out this recent article by Dr. Davis None dare call it fascism at The Philosophical Salon.

Mentioned in this episode:

The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump edited by Bandy Lee, MD

Our Town by Thornton Wilder

Justin Frank, MD, Trump on the couch

Mark Lynas, Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet

Please note: according to David Attenborough’s A Life on Our Planet (2020) human population is expected to reach 11 billion by 2100.

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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.

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 “Are you doing the work angelic?” by Vanessa Sinclair and Joachim Nordwall from the album Message 23 available from Highbrow Lowlife

Many thanks to Carl Abrahamsson, who created the intro and outro music for Rendering Unconscious podcast.

Image from article by Dr. Davis None Dare Call it Fascism