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, Hennessy, Kristen, and Miller, Michael (eds). Psychoanalysis, Politics, Oppression and Resistance: Lacanian Perspectives. London: Routledge, Forthcoming.

Edited Volumes

• Vanderwees, Chris. “Introduction – Lacan in America.” Spec. issue of Canadian Review of American Studies. 51.1 (2021): 1-2. [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. “Dwelling on the Direction of the Treatment for the Homeless Subject.” Psychoanalytische Perspectieven. 38.4 (2020): 411-423. [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. [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]

○ Reprinted in Unending Austerity Since the Great Recession: Neoliberal Dispossession, Survival and Work Culture in Film and Television. Ed. Lauren DeCarvalho. In progress.

• 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. “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]


• 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].


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

• 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]

• 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]

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]