Rendering Unconscious Podcast is hosted by psychoanalyst Dr. Vanessa Sinclair, who interviews psychoanalysts, psychologists, scholars, creative arts therapists, writers, poets, philosophers, artists & other intellectuals about their process, work, world events, the current state of mental health care, politics, culture, the arts & more.

Todd Dean, MD is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a senior editor at DIVISION/ Review and adjunct instructor of psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine.

Dr. Dean contributed the chapter “How to measure what: notes on universals and particulars” to the anthology On Psychoanalysis and Violence: Contemporary Lacanian Perspectives (Routledge, 2018).

Referenced in this episode:

Adam Tooze (2018) Neoliberalism’s World Order

Stijn Vanhuele (2017) Psychiatric Diagnosis Revisited: From DSM to Clinical Case Formulation. London: Palgrave MacMillan.

Darian Leader (2000) Freud’s Footnotes. London: Faber & Faber.

David Lichtenstein & Lionel Bailly (2018) The Lacan Tradition. London: Routledge.

Lacan in Ireland: Collected Translations and papers by Cormac Gallagher.

St. Louis Lacan Study Group

Links to upcoming conferences:

Ecrits conference 2019, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, October 11-13.

11th Meeting of the International Society of Psychoanalysis & Philosophy (SIPP), Stockholm, May 2-4.

Colonial Fantasies, Violent Transmissions, Psychoanalysis & Politics conference, Stockholm, May 10-12.


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The music playing at the end of the episode is “Page 1” by Vanessa Sinclair & Carl Abrahamsson.

Artwork by Vanessa Sinclair