Members List

This searchable database of Members lists researchers whose interests include psychoanalysis and its relationships with literature and/or film. It is designed to allow greater ease in establishing connections between researchers through exploring shared concerns and questions in the PsyLitFilm field.

If you would like to be included on this network list, please forward your relevant details to graeme@psylitfilm.com.

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Name: Dr. Graeme Pedlingham

Institution: University of Sussex

Research Interests: ‘Horror’, both visual and literary (i.e. horror cinema, especially J-Horror; the gothic/uncanny/ghostly in literature, especially Poe, Austen, Richard Marsh); memory; object relations; Freud’s ‘energetic’ theory; theories of ‘affect’; negative hallucination; the works of Bollas, Green and Winnicott; emerging media (i.e. the video game).

Contact: graeme@psylitfilm.com

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Name: Dr. Alan Bainbridge

Institution: Canterbury Christ Church University

Research Interests: Education (in its widest sense, including Professional Learning and Adult Learning), the Psychoanalysis and Education Network.

Contact: a.bainbridge@cant.ac.uk

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Name: Georgina Binnie

Institution: University of Leeds (MA student)

Research Interests: Psychoanalysis and literature; James Joyce (particularly Dubliners); Women and ‘looking’/photography in Joyce; Freud’s ‘Dora’ case; Trauma, self & identity.

Contact: georginabinnie88@googlemail.com

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Name: Naomi Booth

Institution: University of Sussex

Research Interests: Psychoanalytic theories of masochism and their intersections with radical politics; experiences of being overwhelmed; swooning.

Contact: N.Booth@sussex.ac.uk

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Name: Professor Deborah Britzman

Institution: York University, Ontario

Research Interests: Psychoanalysis and education; clinical formulations of pedagogy; historical and literary studies of psychoanalysis.

Contact: Britzman@edu.yorku.ca

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Name: Karen Burke

Institution: N/A

Research Interests: Psychoanalysis and literature; feminist theory and psychoanalysis; the academic face of psychoanalysis; psychoanalysis and science/neuroscience; psychoanalysis and religion.

Contact: ml9kdbkaren@yahoo.co.uk

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Name: Dr. Ruth Charnock

Institution: University of Sussex

Research Interests: Psychoanalysis; Otto Rank; intimacy; modernism (especially modernist life-writing); graphomania; haptic visuality; affect theory; feminism.

Contact: R.N.E.Charnock@sussex.ac.uk

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Name: Pat Colling

Institution: University of Leeds (MA student)

Research Interests: George Gissing; psychoanalysis and literature; Victorian literature and thought.

Contact: patsycee@gmail.com

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Name: Ayla Michelle Demir

Institution: Birkbeck College and Brunel University

Research Interests: Ψ; Freud, Jung, Klein, Lacan; Psychoanalysis; Psychopathology; Ψ and Creativity; Affect Theories; Memory and Trauma; Self and Identity; Narcissism and Shame; Object Relations; Ψ Religion and Politics i.e. the Passion Industries; Ψ Fashion, Popular and Contemporary Culture; Instinct and Drive Theories; Ψ and Economics; Ψ Society, Groups and Organisation i.e. the Collective Psyche and Group Psychodynamics.

Contact: ayla_michelle@live.co.uk

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Name: Hilary Easton

Institution: University of Sussex

Research Interests: Gender issues; body/mind subjectivity; neuro-psychoanalysis; popular film and music; religion/aetheism.

Contact: hilary.easton@gmail.com

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Name: Dr. Catrin Edwards

Institution: University of East Anglia

Research Interests: Freud; childhood/children’s literature; deconstruction; feminism; psychoanalytic practice; mental health.

Contact: catrin.edwards@uea.ac.uk

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Name: Carla Garcia

Institution: King’s College, University of London

Research Interests: Film theory and practice; film and its intersections with continental philosophy and psychoanalysis (especially the work of Wilfred Bion and Donald Meltzer).

Contact: carla.ambrosio_garcia@kcl.ac.uk

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Name: Matt Geary, PhD

Institution: University of Birmingham

Research Interests: Literature (especially Modernism and T. S. Eliot) and psychoanalysis; gender, desire, and sexuality; the female divine and mysticism; object relations; aesthetics; the works of Bollas, Jung, Winnicott, Benjamin, Bersani; feminist psychoanalysis (esp. Kristeva and Irigaray).

Contact: mkg703@bham.ac.uk

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Name: Jonathan Isserow

Institution: UCL & Roehampton

Research Interests: Film; documentary; narrative.

Contact: j.isserow@roehampton.ac.uk

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Name: Jacob Johanssen

Institution: N/A

Research Interests: Therapy culture; psychoanalysis and media; psychosocial studies; cultural studies; media use and psychoanalysis.

Contact: jacob@cyborgsubjects.org

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Name: Joanna Kellond

Institution: University of Sussex

Research Interests: Mutual implications of psychoanalysis and literature; visual culture; the role of Hamlet in the development of Freudian / psychoanalytic theories; DW Winnicott; Jean Laplanche; the relationship between the maternal function and the cultural text.

Contact: joanna_kellond@hotmail.co.uk

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Name: Irina Kyulanova

Institution: University of Leicester

Research Interests: Childhood and adolescent war trauma; young adult fiction and memoirs.

Contact: idk4@le.ac.uk

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Name: Professor Vicky Lebeau

Institution: University of Sussex

Research Interests: Vicky Lebeau has published widely in the fields of psychoanalysis and visual culture. She has particular interests in the topics of spectacle and terror, sexuality, fantasy and representation – and in popular culture as a form of critical thought. She has recently published Childhood and Cinema (Reaktion and Chicago University Press, 2008). In psychoanalysis, she has interests in Freud, Winnicott, Andre Green, Jean Laplanche, Serge Leclaire, Michael Eigen, Joyce McDougall and Christopher Bollas. She is currently writing a book on Michael Haneke, The Arts of Seeing: the cinema of Michael Haneke (forthcoming, Reaktion) and researching a book-length project, Visions of Security.

Contact: v.a.lebeau@sussex.ac.uk

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Name: Ben Levine

Institution: Queen Mary, University of London

Research Interests: Psychoanalysis, drama; film & television; 20th Century & contemporary literature; Arthur Miller; early 20th Century noir/detective fiction; children’s literature.

Contact: dorians96@aol.com

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Name: Monika Loewy

Institution: Goldsmiths, University of London

Research Interests: Literature and psychoanalysis; phantom limbs, body identity integrity disorder and the relationship with poststructuralist literary theory; psychoanalysis and fiction. Current focus on Maurice Blanchot, DW Winnicott and Georges Perec.

Contact: monikal23@yahoo.com

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Name: Ronan McKinney

Institution: University of Sussex

Research Interests:  Visuality; psychoanalysis and the image; horror, terror and the sublime; iconoclasm; representation (iconic & textual) and its limits.

Contact: R.P.McKinney@sussex.ac.uk

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Name: Agnieszka Piotrowska

Institution:  University of Bedfordshire / Birkbeck, University of London

Research Interests: Psychoanalysis, esp. Lacan, and film; literature and identity.

Contact: agnieszka.rivercourt@btinternet.com

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Name: Stephen Richards

Research Interests: Masculinities; Freudian and Lacanian Psychoanalysis; Cinema (particularly East Asian); Marxism; Feminism.

Contact: Stevefilmstudies@hotmail.co.uk

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Name: Professor David Ruderman

Institution: Ohio State University

Research Interests: Nineteenth-century British poetry and poetics.  Other research fields include psychoanalysis, music, twentieth-century American poetry, and aesthetic theory. A recent fellow with the American Psychoanalytic Association, he has published essays in Victorian Poetry, Prism(s): Essays in Romanticism, and the American Psychoanalyst.

Contact: ruderman.4@osu.edu

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Name: Song Shi

Institution: Minzu, University of China

Research Interests: Comparative literature/culture; film studies.

Contact: shiowen@163.com

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Name: Christian Smith

Institution: University of Warwick

Research Interests: Shakespeare; psychoanalysis; Marxism; critical theory.

Contact: christian.smith@warwick.ac.uk

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Name: Camilla Temple

Institution: York University

Research Interests: Psychoanalytic and literary theory.

Contact: camilla.temple@cantab.net

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Name: Elizabeth Trafford

Institution: Keele University

Research Interests: Feminist psychoanalysis, particularly Julia Kristeva & French theory; science fiction (primarily American 20th Century).

Contact: e.l.trafford@ihum.keele.ac.uk

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Name: Zoe Vatsou

Institution: University of Sussex

Research Interests: Theoretical psychoanalysis; Lacan; 20th Century literature; Andre Breton; Anais Nin; sexuality, horror and abjection; art and cinema (particularly Surrealism, Dadaism, Chaplin, Hitchcock, von Trier, Cronenberg and Lynch); phenomenology, hermeneutics and critical theory; existentialism and its relation to psychoanalysis; feminism and its relation to analysis; female sexuality.

Contact: zv25@sussex.ac.uk

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Name: Dr. Julie Walsh

Institution: University of Cambridge

Research Interests: Psychoanalysis; Social Theory; Contemporary Culture; Readings of Narcissism and Shame.

Contact: jw560@cam.ac.uk

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Name: Adrian Ward

Institution: University of East Anglia (MA Life Writing)

Research Interests: Psychoanalytic aspects of creative writing, especially memoir.  Until recently I worked at the Tavistock Clinic, training social workers, and have written on various aspects of professional applications of psychoanalysis, drawing especially on Winnicott and Bion.

Contact: adrian.ward@rocketmail.com

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Name: Dr. Jay Watts

Institution: City University

Research Interests: Patients’ use of film in the analytic space; Lacanian psychoanalysis; Film as ‘Sinthome’; Film, the gaze and ‘objet petit a‘.

Contact: jay.watts.1@city.ac.uk; www.jaywatts.co.uk

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