‘Insightful, generous, and wide-ranging, this volume provides the kind of sustained analysis in English that this remarkable Danish auteur so clearly deserves.’
Professor Mette Hjort, Hong Kong Baptist University
Psychoanalysis has always wandered outside the consulting room. Freud and his followers wrote on art, creativity, politics, and war. This collection returns to those themes and sheds light on how cultural questions can be addressed by closer dialogue between the clinical and academic psychoanalytic traditions. Culture and the Unconscious is a major contribution to these debates.
Intent on having theory meet practice, Bainbridge is superb in making the connection between Irigaray’s work and her selected films. It is recommended that anyone interested in feminist theory, feminist film theory, and gender studies in general should read this book.
Dr Lauren J DeCarvalho, University of Denver
Journal Articles and Special Issues
Who will fix it for us? Toxic celebrity and the therapeutic dynamics of media culture’, Celebrity Studies, 11:1, pp. 75-88 (Spring 2020)
‘Box-set mind-set: Psycho-cultural approaches to binge watching, gender, and digital experience’, Free Associations, 75, pp. 65-83 (Spring 2019) – http://freeassociations.org.uk/FA_New/OJS/index.php/fa/article/view/253
‘Sharon Horgan and the transatlantic psycho-politics of “womantic” comedy: Postfeminism as catastrophe?’, Love Across the Atlantic. Ed. B. J. Brickman, D. Jermyn, & T. L. Trost. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020. – https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-love-across-the-atlantic-hb.html
‘Growing up girl in the ‘hood: Vulnerability, violence and the girl-gang state of mind in Bande de Filles/Girlhood’, Psychoanalysis and femininity: Cinema, culture, society. Ed. A Piotrowska & Ben Tyrer. London: Routledge, 2019. – https://www.routledge.com/Femininity-and-Psychoanalysis-Cinema-Culture-Theory-1st-Edition/Piotrowska-Tyrer/p/book/9781138500938
‘“Cinematic screaming” or “All about my mother”: Lars von Trier’s cinematic extremism as therapeutic encounter’, Media and the Inner World: Psycho-cultural approaches to emotion, media and popular culture. Ed. C. Bainbridge & C. Yates. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. – https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137345530