S. Alfonso Williams is an Independent Researcher based in Cleveland, Ohio. He has been immersed in the world of psychoanalysis, philosophy, and theory for the past five years following the path of auto-didacticism. Some of his numerous research interests include Polyvalence (the disjunction between Ontology and Epistemology), psychosis, dissociation and disavowal, Everyday Psychopathology and the dimensional limits of “Normalcy,” the irreducibility of Heterogeneity and Difference, Identity, the limits of Subjectivity, mass psychology, sexual difference, deadlocks and paradoxes of all sorts, among others. Three key theorists he is heavily invested in right now are Jean Baudrillard, Gilles Deleuze, and Jacques Lacan. Five of his favorite fiction authors include James Baldwin, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Clarice Lispector, Jose Saramago, and Zadie Smith. Mr. Williams holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Case Western Reserve University in Art History and Sociology. He currently works as a Circulation Assistant at the Ingalls Library at the Cleveland Museum of Art. His website is www.theoryandanalysis.wordpress.com.

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In this episode, we discuss Mr. Williams’ review of Dr. Robert Beshara’s book Decolonial Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2019).

Mr. Williams is also an active supporter of:

Blake’s Dungeon Quarterly Magazine: www.blakesdungeon.com

Dr. Gregory B. Sadler’s Half-Hour Hegel Project: https://www.patreon.com/sadler

Andrew McLuhan and The McLuhan Institute: https://themcluhaninstitute.com/

The First International Queer Death Studies conference is mentioned in this episode.

The song at the end of the episode is “I formulated myself for myself only” from the upcoming album “The chapel is empty.” Words by Vanessa Sinclair. Sounds by Akoustik Timbre Frekuency. From Highbrow Lowlife: highbrowlowlife.bandcamp.com

Music for intro and outro of Rendering Unconscious Podcast by Carl Abrahamsson.

Portraits of S. Alfonso Williams