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A Spoonful of Sugar: Medication and the Psychoanalytic Body (2019)
Journal Article
Wright, C. (in press). A Spoonful of Sugar: Medication and the Psychoanalytic Body. Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, 24(4),

This article employs a Lacanian framework to re-visit the vexed relationship between psychoanalysis and medication, which, it is claimed, also pertains to debates about the status of the psychoanalytic body. Whilst acknowledging the importance of cri... Read More

Lacan's May '68: Analysing the Institution in the Wake of the University Discourse (2019)
Book Chapter
Wright, C. (in press). Lacan's May '68: Analysing the Institution in the Wake of the University Discourse. In Other ‘68s: Lineages and Legacies of May ‘68

This chapter tracks the psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan’s evolving position on the French experi-ence of May 1968. Lacanian notions around structure and desire were clearly at play in the run up to the May events and initially Lacan was supportive of bot... Read More

Colour intensities: logics of race and resistance in Jamaica (2019)
Journal Article
Wright, C. (2019). Colour intensities: logics of race and resistance in Jamaica. Philosophy Today, 62(4), 18-45

This article evaluates the gains but also the losses of the set-theoretical ontology Badiou develops in Being and Event, in order to stress the importance of the shift to a concern with appearance and difference in Logics of Worlds. It is argued that... Read More

Tactical authenticity in the production of mad narratives (2019)
Journal Article
WRIGHT, C., & CLARKE, S. (2019). Tactical authenticity in the production of mad narratives. Social Theory and Health, 17(2), 15. doi:10.1057/s41285-019-00092-2

First-person accounts of madness and of encountering psychiatric services provide important sociocultural and psychological knowledge about the subjectivity of distress. The importance of such accounts is often based upon a claim of the authenticity... Read More

Lacan's cybernetic theory of causality: repetition and the unconscious in Duncan Jones' Source Code (2018)
Book Chapter
Wright, C. (2018). Lacan's cybernetic theory of causality: repetition and the unconscious in Duncan Jones' Source Code. In S. Matviyenko, & J. Roof (Eds.), Lacan and the Posthuman, 67-88. Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-76327-9_5

This chapter explores the intersections between the fields of Lacanian psychoanalysis and theories of the posthuman. It argues that Lacan's early engagements with cybernetics and game theory prefigured many of the questions about artificial intellige... Read More

Queer Comrades: Gay Identity and Tongzhi Activism in Postsocialist China (2018)
Book
Bao, H. (2018). Queer Comrades: Gay Identity and Tongzhi Activism in Postsocialist China. Nias Press

• First book on gay identity and queer activism in the PRC examined from a cultural studies perspective. • An interdisciplinary project that combines historical and critical analysis of queer cultural texts and ethnographic studies of queer public c... Read More