Rendering Unconscious welcomes Drs Avgi Saketopoulou & Jonathan House to the Podcast!

Be sure to check out the fantastic event they are co-organizing Laplanche in the States: The Sexual and The Cultural happening October 2 & 3, 2021 online.

Avgi Saketopoulou, PsyD is a Greek and Greek-Cypriot psychoanalyst. She trained and now teaches at the NYU Postdoctoral Program, and is also on faculty at the William Allanson White Institute, the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, the Mitchell Center, the National Institute for the Psychotherapies, and the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. Her just-completed book project is provisionally entitled: Risking Sexuality Beyond Consent: Race, Traumatophilia, and the Draw to Overwhelm. The book puts psychoanalysis into conversation with queer of color critique, and its second part critically engages Jeremy O. Harris’s Slave Play.

Jonathan House, MD practices psychiatry and psychoanalysis in New York City. Dr. House teaches at Columbia University at the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society and at the Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. He is a member of the Conseil Scientifique of the Fondation Laplanche. He is the founder and general editor of The Unconscious in Translation.

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

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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), and 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, 2017) co-edited with Carl Abrahamsson. 

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

The song at the end of the episode is S/HE IS HER/E by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Carl Abrahamsson from the album “Loyalty Does Not End With Death” available from Ideal Recordings.

Image: Laplanche in the States