Publications

Books

• Vanderwees, Chris. Speaking of Lacan, Volume II: Conversations on Theory and the Clinic of Psychoanalysis. In progress.

• Vanderwees, Chris. Speaking of Lacan, Volume I: Conversations on the History and Transmission of Psychoanalysis. In progress.

• Adleman, Daniel and Chris Vanderwees. Psychoanalysis and the New Rhetoric: Freud, Lacan, Burke, and the Other Sides of Philosophy. London: Routledge, Forthcoming.


Edited Collections

• Vanderwees, Chris and Kristen Hennessy (eds). Psychoanalysis, Politics, Oppression and Resistance: Lacanian Perspectives. London: Routledge, 2022. [Link]

Reviews for Psychoanalysis, Politics, Oppression, and Resistance: Lacanian Perspectives

“This book extends the ethics of Lacanian psychoanalysis in the clinic to the symbolic and real beyond the clinic. The position of the analyst in the world is crucial for our time, and this book gathers some of the wisest, clearest voices in our field.” – Annie G. Rogers, Ph.D., Psychoanalyst, Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis; Professor Emerita of Psychoanalysis and Clinical Psychology, Hampshire College

“An extraordinary collection, which foregrounds and advances the radical progressive impulse that has arguably always been inherent in Lacanian clinical social theory. Moving from questions of political emancipation, capitalist jouissance and Lacan’s Marx, to the pragmatic concerns of homelessness, immigrant identity, violence and community mental health – and, of course, the paramount concern of how we might effectively decolonize Lacan – this volume makes an invaluable contribution to how we might reframe and respond to the most pressing socio-political and ideological dilemmas of our times.” – Derek Hook, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, Duquesne University; Author, Six Moments in Lacan

“These urgent and original essays by experienced clinicians and distinguished scholars reclaim the too often disavowed political power of the unconscious, thus freeing psychoanalysis as a tool for social change. This stellar collection is a work of emancipatory radicality that changes the way we think about and with psychoanalysis.” – Patricia Gherovici, Ph.D., Psychoanalyst; Author, Transgender Psychoanalysis: A Lacanian Perspective on Sexual Difference


Edited Volumes

• Vanderwees, Chris. “Introduction – Lacan in America.” Spec. issue of Canadian Review of American Studies. 51.1 (2021): 1-3. [Link]

• Chau, Jonathan and Chris Vanderwees. “Introduction – High Fantasy, Political Dreams, and the Mainstream: Reflections on Game of Thrones.” Spec. issue of Canadian Review of American Studies. 49.1 (2019): 1-6. [Link]

• Vanderwees, Chris and Andrew Connolly. “Introduction – Lynching and Its Legacies: Racial Dynamics of Discipline and Punishment in American Culture.” Spec. issue of Canadian Review of American Studies. 48.1 (2018): 1-9. [Link]

○ Translated as “Introduction – Le legs du lynchage: dynamique raciale de la discipline et de la punition dans la culture étatsunienne.” Spec. issue of Canadian Review of American Studies. 48.1 (2018): 10-19. [Link]


Papers in Refereed Journals

• Vanderwees, Chris and Daniel Adleman. “Lacan’s Discursive Performativity in Four Acts: Rhetoric and Non-Understanding.” Lacan Now. Spec. issue of English Studies in Canada. Forthcoming 2022.

○ Reprinted in Adleman, Daniel and Chris Vanderwees. Psychoanalysis and the New Rhetoric: Freud, Lacan, Burke, and the Other Sides of Philosophy. London: Routledge, Forthcoming.

• Adleman, Daniel and Chris Vanderwees. “Mad Men and the Falling Bodies of 9/11.” Canadian Review of American Studies. Forthcoming 2022.

• Vanderwees, Chris. “Dwelling on the Direction of the Treatment for the Homeless Subject.” Psychoanalytische Perspectieven. 38.4 (2020): 411-423. [Link]

○ Reprinted in Vanderwees, Chris and Kristen Hennessy (eds). Psychoanalysis, Politics, Oppression and Resistance: Lacanian Perspectives. London: Routledge, 2022. [Link]

• Adleman, Daniel and Chris Vanderwees. “Covid’s Metamorphoses: The Derangement of the Atmospheric Unconscious.” Enduring Pandemic: Further Transmissions from Psychoanalysts & Philosophers. Spec. issue of European Journal of Psychoanalysis. (2020): n. pag. Web. [Link].

• Vanderwees, Chris. “The Social Imaginary of Ruination: Psychoanalytic Reflections on Disaster Mediation.” Canadian Journal of Communication. 45.4 (2020): 545-566. [Link]

• Vanderwees, Chris. “Symptom to Skinthome: A Psychoanalytic Skinthesis.” Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis. 28.1 (2020): 75-85. [Link].

• Vanderwees, Chris. “Care of the (Incarcerated) Self: Ethics and Parrhēsia in the Prison Writing of Jack Henry Abbott.” The CEA Critic: Official Journal of the College English Association. 82.1 (2020): 23-37. [Link]

• Vanderwees, Chris. “Mouth at Rest: Notes on Silence as Psychoanalytic Technique.” Lacanian Psychoanalytic Technique Today. Spec. issue of Psychoanalytische Perspectieven. 37.3 (2019): 837-846. [Link]

• Vanderwees, Chris. “Paranoid Pleasure: Surveillance, Online Pornography, and Scopophilia.” Porn on the Couch: Sex, Psychoanalysis, and Screen Cultures/Memories. Spec. issue of Porn Studies. 6.1 (2019): 23-37. [Link]

• Vanderwees, Chris. “Traces of the Virtual: Aesthetics, Affect, and the Event in Joel Meyerowitz’s Photography of Ground Zero.” Photography and Culture. 10.1 (2017): 19-36. [Link]

• Vanderwees, Chris. “Ego Portrait: Self-Photography as Symptom in Contemporary Technoculture.” Lacunae: APPI International Journal for Lacanian Psychoanalysis. 15 (2017): 95-111. [Link]

○ Reprinted in The Body in Theory: Essays After Lacan and Foucault. Ed. Becky McLaughlin and Eric Daffron. Jefferson: Mcfarland & Company, 2021. 115-123. [Link]

• Vanderwees, Chris. “Traces of Austerity, or the Writing on The Wall.” Public Space: Between Spectacle and Resistance. Spec. issue of Streetnotes: Ethnography, Poetry and the Documentary Experience. 25 (2016): 153-161. [Link]

• Vanderwees, Chris. “Photographs of Falling Bodies and the Ethics of Vulnerability in Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.” Canadian Review of American Studies. 45.2 (2015): 174-94. [Link]

• Vanderwees, Chris. “Complicating Eroticism and the Male Gaze: Feminism and Georges Bataille’s Story of the Eye.” Studies in Twentieth & Twenty-First Century Literature. 38.1 (2014): 1-19. [Link]

• Vanderwees, Chris. “Bank Street: A Photographic Essay.” Photo Essay. Spec. issue of Streetnotes: Ethnography, Poetry and the Documentary Experience. 22 (2014): 1-28. [Link]

• Vanderwees, Chris. “Sartorial Signifiers, Masculinity, and the Global Recession in HBO’s Hung.” Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media. 55 (2013): Web. [Link]

• Vanderwees, Chris. “9/11 Allegory, Conspiracy Theories, and Communicative Capitalism in William Gibson’s Pattern Recognition.” The CEA Critic: Official Journal of the College English Association. 74.2-3 (2012): 73-87. [Link]

• Vanderwees, Chris. “Resisting Remasculinization: Tim O’Brien’s ‘Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong.'” Feminist Studies in English Literature. 17.2 (2009): 191-210. [Link].

○ Reprinted in Short Story Criticism. 239 (2017): 273-279. [Link].

• Vanderwees, Chris. “Companion Species under Fire: A Defense of Donna Haraway’s The Companion Species Manifesto.” Nebula: A Journal of Multidisciplinary Scholarship. 6.2 (2009): 73-81. [Link]


Chapters in Books

• Vanderwees, Chris. “Detours and Other Circuitous Paths: Psychoanalysis, Trauma, and the Death Drive.” On the Drive. Ed. Dan Collins and Eve Watson. London: Routledge, Forthcoming.

• Vanderwees, Chris. “Erich Fromm’s Psychoanalysis of Transcendence and the Photography of Detroit’s Ruins.” Progressive Psychoanalysis: Essays on Psychoanalysis as a Social Justice Movement. Ed. Scott Graybow. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017. 42-66. [Link].

• Vanderwees, Christopher. “A Tightrope at the Twin Towers: Photographs of Falling Bodies and James Marsh’s Man on Wire.” Recovering 9/11 in New York. Eds. Robert Fanuzzi and Michael Wolfe. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014. 228-248. [Link]

• Murray, Stuart J. and Chris Vanderwees. “Unborn and Born-again Victims: Governing Life through the Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004.” Security, Life, and Death: Governmentality and Biopower in the Post-9/11 Era. Ed. Claudio Colaguori. Whitby: de Sitter Publications, 2013. 61-85. [Link]


Translations

• Anzieu, Didier. “New Views on Freud’s Self-Analysis and the Discovery of Psychoanalysis (Vienna, July 23, 1988).” Trans. Chris Vanderwees. American Imago. 78.3 (2021): 463-484. [Translated with permissions from original: Anzieu, Didier. “Vues nouvelles sur l’auto-analyse de Freud et la découverte de la psychanalyse (Vienne, 23 juillet 1988).” Revue française de psychanalyse, 64.4 (2000): 1201-1216]. [Link]

• Anzieu, Didier. “Psychoanalysis Still.” Trans. Chris Vanderwees and Ian Birksted. International Journal of Psychoanalysis. 102.1 (2021): 109-116. [Translated with permissions from original: Anzieu, Didier. “La Psychanalyse Encore.” Revue française de psychanalyse. 39.1-2 (1975): 135-146]. [Link]

• Anzieu, Didier. “Note to Introduce Levels of Symbolization.” Trans. Chris Vanderwees. Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis. 28.1 (2020): 66-74. [Translated with permissions from original: Anzieu, Didier. “Note pour introduire l’échelle des symbolisations.” Revue française de psychanalyse. 53.6 (1989): 1775-1778]. [Link]


Interviews

• Hennessy, Kristen and Chris Vanderwees. “A Conversation on Psychoanalytic Work with Children in the System.” Psychoanalysis, Politics, Oppression and Resistance: Lacanian Perspectives. Ed. Chris Vanderwees and Kristen Hennessy. London: Routledge, 2022. [Link]

• Vanderwees, Chris. “Free Association, Presence, and Patience: A Conversation with William (Moe) Robinson.” Psychoanalytic Discourse. 5.1 (2020): 51-70. [Link]

○ Reprinted in Vanderwees, Chris. Speaking of Lacan, Volume I: Conversations on the History and Transmission of Psychoanalysis. In progress.

• Vanderwees, Chris. “Treating Psychosis in Québec: A Conversation with the Founders of GIFRIC and the 388 [Willy Apollon, Danielle Bergeron, and Lucie Cantin].” Museum of Dreams. Ed. Sharon Sliwinski. Trans. Daniel Wilson. 2019. Web. [Link]

○ Reprinted in Vanderwees, Chris. Speaking of Lacan, Volume I: Conversations on the History and Transmission of Psychoanalysis. In progress.

• Vanderwees, Chris. “Reflections on Training Institutions and the San Francisco Bay Area Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis, An Interview with Raul Moncayo.” Lacunae: APPI International Journal for Lacanian Psychoanalysis. 19 (2019): 8-37. [Link]

○ Reprinted in Vanderwees, Chris. Speaking of Lacan, Volume I: Conversations on the History and Transmission of Psychoanalysis. In progress.


Book Reviews

• Vanderwees, Chris. “Lacan, Psychoanalysis, and Comedy, Patricia Gherovici and Manya Steinkoler (eds).” Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis. 27.2 (2019): 340-344.

• Vanderwees, Chris. “Talking to Brick Walls: A Series of Presentations in the Chapel at the Sainte-Anne Hospital, Jacques Lacan (Trans. A. R. Price).” Psychoanalytic Discourse. 4.1 (2019): 104-108. [Link]

• Vanderwees, Chris. “The Trouble with Pleasure: Deleuze and Psychoanalysis, Aaron Schuster.” Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis. 24.2-25.1 (2016-2017): 240-243. [Link]

• Vanderwees, Chris. “Lacanian Affects: The Function of Affect in Lacan’s Work, Colette Soler (Trans. Bruce Fink).” Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis. 24.1 (2016): 142-145. [Link]

• Vanderwees, Chris. “The Violence of the Image: Photography and International Conflict, Liam Kennedy and Caitlin Patrick (eds).” PUBLIC. 52 (2015): 253-54. [Link]

• Vanderwees, Chris. “Of Aesthetic Experiments and Affective Encounters: Senses of Embodiment: Art, Technics, Media, Mika Elo and Miika Luoto (eds).” Philosophy of Photography. 5.2 (2014): 171-73. [Link]

• Vanderwees, Chris. “Feeling Photography, Elspeth H. Brown and Thy Phu (eds).” Philosophy of Photography. 5.1 (2014): 81-83. [Link]


Other Publications

• Vanderwees, Chris. “Effects Theory.” The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society. Ed. Debra L. Merskin. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications, 2019. 528-530. [Link]

• Vanderwees, Chris. “Dreams of Destruction.” Museum of Dreams. Ed. Sharon Sliwinski. 2018. Web. [Link]

• Vanderwees, Chris. “Cheney, Richard B., ‘Dick'” and “Wolfowitz, Paul Dundes.” Imperialism and Expansionism in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection. Eds. David Bernstein and Chris Magoc. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2015. 1440-41; 1491-92. [Link]

• Vanderwees, Chris. “Freud, Sigmund.” The Social History of the American Family: An Encyclopedia. Eds. Lawrence Ganong and Marilyn Coleman. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications, 2014. 586-88. [Link]

• Vanderwees, Chris. “Implants,” “Klein, Melanie Reizes,” “Love, Dr. Susan,” “Man-Bras,” “Training Bras,” “Wonder Bra.” Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast. Ed. Merril D. Smith. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014. 136-37; 145-46; 152-53; 157-58; 242-43; 270-71. [Link]

• Vanderwees, Chris. “Aesthetics of Terror: Reflections on Post-9/11 Literature and Visual Culture.” 2014. Carleton University. Ph.D. dissertation. [Link]