Rendering Unconscious welcomes Dr. Bob Samuels back to the podcast!
Dr. Samuels is a psychoanalyst and lecturer in advanced writing at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is here to discuss his new book Generation X and the Rise of the Entertainment Subject (2021). His other books include Viral Rhetoric: Psychoanalysis, Philosophy and Politics after Covid-19 (2021), Freud for the Twenty-First Century (2019), Psychoanalyzing the Politics of the New Brain Sciences (2017), Psychoanalyzing the Left and Right after Donald Trump (2016) and Why Public Higher Education Should Be Free (2013)
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And our previous discussion: RU105: ROBERT SAMUELS ON FREUD FOR THE 21ST CENTURY, PSYCHOANALYSIS & POLITICS
Steven Pinker is mentioned in this episode.
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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, work, world events, the current state of mental health care, politics, culture, the arts & more.
Dr. Sinclair is the author of The Pathways of the Heart (Trapart Books, 2021), Scansion in Psychoanalysis and Art: the Cut in Creation (Routledge, 2020) and Switching Mirrors (Trapart Books, 2016).
Dr. Sinclair is the editor of Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Politics & Poetry (Trapart Books, 2019) Outsider Inpatient: Reflections on Art as Therapy (Trapart Books, 2021) with Dr. Elisabeth Punzi, On Psychoanalysis and Violence: Contemporary Lacanian Perspectives (Routledge, 2018) co-edited with Dr. Manya Steinkoler, and The Fenris Wolf, vol 9 (Trapart, 2017) co-edited with Carl Abrahamsson.
The song at the end of the episode is “The Result” by White Stains from the album “Singleminded Dualisms (1987-1989)” available at Bandcamp.
Many thanks to Carl Abrahamsson, who created the intro and outro music for Rendering Unconscious podcast.
Image: Generation X and the Rise of the Entertainment Subject