Rendering Unconscious episode 289.

S. Alfonso Williams is back to talk about all he’s been up to over the past few years, including the release of his new book The Interlocutor (Trapart Books, 2024).

He also contributed to:

 Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Films of Ingmar Bergman: From Freud to Lacan and Beyond (Routledge, 2023) edited by Vanessa Sinclair.

An Anthology of Blackness: The State of Black Design (MIT Press, 2023) edited by Omari Souza and Terresa Moses.

Official Report On The Intransitionalist Chronotopologies Of Kenji Siratori: Appendix 8.2.3 | TRS109 Time Released Sound

Saywrane Alfonso Williams is, academically, a pre-med and pre-professional completing a post-bacc with the intention of applying to medical school in several years. He is also an interlocutor engaged with philosophy of science and medicine, physiology, complexity & systems science, semiotics, subjectivity, and media ecology. He enjoys cinema, drawing, and exercise. Saywrane Alfonso is a Student National Medical Association Inc. member, a National Institute for African American Health Scholars fellow, a Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Scholars Academy fellow, a Cuyahoga Community College Honors Program fellow, a Black American Council Metro Campus fellow, a 2023-2024 Advanced Leadership Institute fellow, the current 2022-2023 President for Tri-C Metro’s Phi Theta Kappa Alpha Zeta Delta chapter, the current 2023-2024 President of Western Campus’ Philosophy Club, the current 2023-2024 Treasurer of Western Campus’ Psychology Club, and the current 2023-2024 Vice President of Western Campus’ Psi Beta Community College Honors Society in Psychology Chapter. He will complete his post-bacc program in 2026.

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Rendering Unconscious Podcast is hosted by Dr. Vanessa Sinclair, a psychoanalyst based in Sweden, who works with people internationally. Follow her at Instagram | Twitter TikTok

She is the author of Things Happen (Trapart Books, 2024), The Pathways of the Heart (Trapart Books, 2021), Scansion in Psychoanalysis and Art: The Cut in Creation (Routledge, 2021) and Switching Mirrors (Trapart Books, 2016).

And is the editor of  Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Films of Ingmar Bergman: From Freud to Lacan and Beyond (Routledge, 2023), 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, 2019) 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. Follow him at Twitter | Instagram | TikTok | YouTube | Substack

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