Rendering Unconscious welcomes Dr. Todd McGowan back to the podcast!
Professor Todd McGowan teaches theory and film at the University of Vermont. He is the author of Only a Joke Can Save Us: A Theory of Comedy (2017), Capitalism and Desire: The Psychic Cost of Free Markets (2016), Contemporary Film Directors: Spike Lee (2014), The Fictional Christopher Nolan (2013), Enjoying What We Don’t Have: The Political Project of Psychoanalysis (2013), The Real Gaze: Film Theory After Lacan (2007), The Impossible David Lynch (2007) and Emancipation after Hegel: Achieving a Contradictory Revolution (2019) and Universality and Identity Politics (2020). Visit: vermont.academia.edu/ToddMcGowan
With Ryan Engley he hosts Why Theory? Podcast
Join us Sunday, January 23rd @ 2PM EST live on zoom via Morbid Anatomy Museum: The Psychic Violence of Alfred Hitchcock and Roman Polanski’s Apartment Trilogy: Repulsion, Rosemary’s Baby and The Tenant: Part of Psychoanalysis, Art and the Occult with Todd McGowan and Mary Wild.
Join us Sunday, December 19th @ 2PM EST live on zoom via Morbid Anatomy Museum: “Up, Up O Ye Gods!” – Hermeticism as a Path for Modern Seekers + Secrecy Exposed! – On the Necessity of Psychic Stigma and Dynamic Darkness in Occultism live via zoom with Mitch Horowitz and Carl Abrahamsson. Visit http://psychartcult.org for links and more information about this series.
Dr. McGowan contributed a chapter “The sex in their violence: eroticizing biopower” to the anthology On Psychoanalysis and Violence: Contemporary Lacanian Perspectives (Routledge, 2018) edited by Vanessa Sinclair and Manya Steinkoler.
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Rendering Unconscious Podcast is hosted by psychoanalyst Vanessa Sinclair, PsyD. As part of GCAS Certificate in Psychoanalysis, I will be teaching The Unconscious Act: Theories of Repetition in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis.
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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 track at the end of the episode is “These Boots (Just got a brand new pair)” from the new album “Conceive Ourselves” by Vanessa Sinclair & Pete Murphy, available digitally on Bandcamp from Highbrow Lowlife.
Many thanks to Carl Abrahamsson, who created the intro and outro music for Rendering Unconscious podcast.
Image from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. Join us for The Psychic Violence of Alfred Hitchcock and Roman Polanski’s Apartment Trilogy: Repulsion, Rosemary’s Baby and The Tenant: Part of Psychoanalysis, Art and the Occult with Todd McGowan and Mary Wild Sunday, January 23, 2022 @ 2PM EST live via zoom