Rendering Unconscious episode 220.

Dr. James A. Smith is a literary scholar and political commentator. His literary scholarship focuses on mid eighteenth-century literature, especially the work of Samuel Richardson and the reception of Shakespeare. He also writes about the history of literary criticism and critical theory: in particular the approaches of F.R. Leavis, Walter Benjamin, the British New Left, and the psychoanalysis of Jacques Lacan. Dr. Smith is Senior Lecturer in Literature and Theory, Department of English at Royal Holloway, University of London.

His first book is Samuel Richardson and the Theory of Tragedy (Manchester University Press). Other People’s Politics: Populism to Corbynism was published by Zer0 Books in 2019. Work Want Work: Labour and Desire at the End of Capitalism (co-written with Mareile Pfannebecker) appeared with Zed Books in 2020.

James A. Smith is co-host of The Popular Show podcast. Follow at Twitter, YouTube, and Patreon.

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Rendering Unconscious Podcast is hosted by Dr. Vanessa Sinclair, a psychoanalyst based in Sweden, who works internationally.

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).

She 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 Books, 2017) and The Fenris Wolf vol 11 (Trapart Books, 2022) co-edited with Carl Abrahamsson.

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

The song at the end of the episode is “Lunacy (OST) ” by Vanessa Sinclair and Carl Abrahamsson from the film Lunacy available via Highbrow Lowlife

Image: The Popular Show podcast