James Lawrence Slattery
BA Fine Art Goldsmiths (1:1) First Class Honors, MSt Film Aesthetics, University of Oxford (Distinction)
Taking Back Desire: Visions of Queerness and Capitalism in Time
Dr David Alderson
Professor Jackie Stacey
My research positions queerness as a sit of resistance to late-capitalism. Using cultural psychoanalysis as the theoretical foundation, my thesis argues that queerness and neoliberalism use differing temporal logics in the production of subjectivity, aligning queerness with the present and emergent, and neoliberalism/late-capitalism with the future. Analysis of moving image, primarily film and video-art, provide a method of unpacking and elucidating these theoretical positions, and their material implications for the subject in society.
Queerness, political theory, neoliberalism, temporality, feminism, intersectionality, Lacan, Freud, psychoanalysis, film, video art, media studies, philosophy.
(Upcoming) A Matter of Life and Death: Cinematic Necropolitis in ‘Arrival’, Free Associations journal [peer-reviewed].
Love 2 Hate You: Jouissance Between Identity and Capital, Montez Press, 2018.
For a list of published journalism work please see Academia or Orcid.