NEXT WED (APRIL 15), Noon to 1:30 PM: Freudian Sips #14 with Dr. Michael O’Rourke, “Necrographies” (Cell Phones, Video, Witnessing)


UC DAVIS Multidisciplinary Psychoanalytic Research Cluster Presents




Cell Phones, Video, and Witnessing

Dr. Michael O’Rourke

Dublin Unit for Speculative Thought and Univ. of Skopje, Macedonia

Noon until 1:30 PM

Voorhies 228 (DHI Conf. Rm)

(Near corner of A and 1st St)

[NOTE: Dr. O'Rourke will appear by teleconference]

For Freudian Sips #14, Michael O’Rourke presents “Necrographies”, an exploration of psychoanalysis, cell phones, video, and witnessing. His related podcast on “Butler Now: Drones and War” is available here. O’Rourke’s compelling and prolific scholarship intersects Queer Theory, continental philosophy, and popular culture. He is the co-editor of Love, Sex, Intimacy and Friendship Between Men, 1550-1800 (Palgrave Macmillan 2003, paperback 2007), Queer Masculinities, 1550-1800: Siting Same-Sex Desire in the Early Modern World (Palgrave Macmillan 2006), The Ashgate Research Companion to Queer Theory (Ashgate 2009) and Speculative Medievalisms: Discography (Punctum Books, 2013), and the editor of Derrida and Queer Theory (Palgrave, forthcoming), Reading Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick: Gender, Sexuality, Embodiment (Ashgate, forthcoming ) and P.E.S.T. (forthcoming). He is the author of Queering Speculative Realism (forthcoming) and co-author of The Pervert’s Guide to Reading (forthcoming). He is also the editor or co-editor of several journal special issues and many articles and book chapters (some of his publications can be found here. He has co-convened The(e)ories: Advanced Seminars for Queer Research since 2002 and is the series editor of the Queer Interventions book series at Ashgate and of the Queer Aisthesis book series at Punctum Books. He recently co-founded the art/theory collective DUST (The Dublin Unit for Speculative Thought) and is also a visiting lecture at the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Skopje, Macedonia.

Next ‘Freudian Sips’ Talk: April 22, 12-1: Dr. Carol Kidron (DHI Conference Rm., Voorhies 228)*

Next ‘Freudian Sips, on the Silver Screen’: April 16, 4:30-7: Vincente Minnelli, The Pirate (1948)*

* SEE ATTACHED FLYERS for this quarter’s talk, screenings, and post-screening discussion readings

UC Davis Multidisciplinary Psychoanalytic Research Cluster is a Davis Humanities Institute-funded research cluster, which hosts the popular Freudian Sips campus talk series, a new film series, research seminars, digital humanities projects, symposiums and other activities to foster the exploration of psychoanalytic ideas and texts across the disciplines. The cluster includes participants from across the humanities, arts, critical social sciences, medicine, and law. Contact Matt Nesvet or the UC Davis Humanities Institute for questions about the cluster or to get involved. The talk is co-sponsored by Anthropology & Religious Studies. See attached reading and cluster schedules (spring film & talk series)

Freudian Sips Spring 2015 (R).pdf
Freudian Sips Film Series Spring15.pdf