Rendering Unconscious episode 293.

Dr. Nathan Gorelick is here to talk about his new book The Unwritten Enlightenment: Literature Between Ideology and the Unconscious (Northwestern University Press, 2024) and the incredible symposium he is organizing Rank Horror to be held May 8-10, 2024 at Columbia University and is free and open to the public, so register today!

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While I’m in NYC, I’ll also be having a book launch for my first novel, Things Happen (2024) at Quimby’s Bookstore NYC in Brooklyn on Saturday, May 11, 2024, with fellow Trapart authors, Jason Haaf and Ad Vat for the launch of their books Can I See Your Niche? (2023) and A Spiral of Objects (2023), respectively.

Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives vols. 1 & 2 is now available from Trapart Books. After the first edition sold out, we decided to create a new expanded edition. It expanded so much that we ended up splitting it into 2 books. Get yours now!

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The Way of the Psychonaut Vol. 1 and 2: Encyclopedia for Inner Journeys by Stanislav Grof


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RU 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 the editor of Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives vols. 1 & 2 (Trapart Books, 2024),  Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Films of Ingmar Bergman: From Freud to Lacan and Beyond (Routledge, 2023), 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

The song at the end of the episode is “I Travel (C Side) – Featuring Genesis P​-​Orridge” from the album Defragmental by Cotton Ferox available from Highbrow Lowlife.

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