This podcast was recorded on 19 May 2016 and features Roz Austin (Department of Geography and Centre for Medical Humanities, Durham University) on ‘Voice-hearing and Spatialities of the Emotions‘.
Abstract: As Kingsbury and Pile (2014: 31) note, ‘psychoanalytic understandings of the unconscious, transference, the drives and repetition are not only enhancing geographical concerns with space, place, landscape and the environment, they are also transforming key areas of geographical research’. In this talk, Roz incorporates psychoanalytic thought into an engagement with how voice-hearers attach to space and place. In particular, she is concerned with understanding how the bond with space can affect how voice-hearers relate to their emotions. Drawing on case-studies of voice-hearers who describe their voices as coming from an external location, Roz investigates how the landscape and the environment can be a projection or an extension of the voice-hearer’s inner mental life. By attending to these spatialities, she explores how a psychogeography involves imagination, affect and action fluidly.
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