Homer, Sean

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Homer, Sean

Email Degree From Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of Sheffield, UK


  • Writing Academic Research Papers
  • Film Criticism
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Topics in American Literature - Modernism
  • Topics in American Literature - Postmodern Fictions
  • Topics in Film – Psychoanalysis and Cinema
  • Topics in Literary Theory and Criticism: Psychoanalysis and Literature
  • Topics in Film - History Memory and Narrative in Contemporary Balkan Cinema

Research Interests

  • Critical and Cultural Theory
  • Psychoanalysis and Culture
  • Subjectivity
  • Balkan Cinema
  • Cultural Trauma


Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of Sheffield, 1994
B.A. (Hons.) English Literature (First Class), University of Sheffield, 1989

Selected Publications

Full list can be found on the Publications page.


  • Slavoj Zizek and Radical Politics. London: Routledge, 2016.
  • Jacques Lacan. London: Routledge, 2005.
  • Fredric Jameson. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1998.

Edited Volumes:

  • Homer, Sean, Parkin-Gounelas, Ruth and Stavrakakis, Yannis, eds. ‘Objects: Material, Psychic, Aesthetic’, Gramma: Journal of Theory and Criticism 14 (2006).
  • Kellner, Douglas and Homer, Sean, eds. Fredric Jameson: A Critical Reader. London: Palgrave, 2004.


  • “On the Nature of the Traumatogenic Event.” Croatian Political Science Review. 59.4, (2022): 13-30. Print.
  • “History as Trauma and the Possibility of the Future: Theo Angelopoulos’ Voyage to Cythera.” Journal of Greek Media and Culture. 5.1 (2019): 3-19. Print.
  • “A Singular Modernist: Fredric Jameson and the Politics of Modernism.” VTU Review: Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences, 1: 1, (2017), pp. 29-38.
  • The Founding Trauma of National Identity in the Films of Milčo Mančevski.” Croatian Political Science Review, Special Issue on Cultural Trauma, 54: 1-2, (2017), pp. 94-115
  • “The Persistence of Theoretical Anti-humanism, or, The Politics of the Subject in Alain Badiou and Slavoj Žižek.” Annual Review of Critical Psychology (2017).
  • ‘“To Begin at the Beginning Again’: Žižek in Yugoslavia.” Slavic Review 72, no. 14 (2013): 708-727.
  • “Time to get serious.” PsychoanalysisCulture and Society. 16, no. 3 (2011): 307-14.
  •  “The Voice as objet a in Tony Gatlif’s Gadjo dilo.” Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society. 15, no. 1 (2010): 37-52.
  • “Retrieving Emir Kusturica’s Underground as a Critique of Ethnic Nationalism.” Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media. 51 (2009)
  • ‘“The Roma Do Not Exist”: The Roma as an Object of Cinematic Representation and the Question of Authenticity.” Objects: Material, Psychic, Aesthetic, Gramma: Journal of Theory and Criticis. 14 (2006): 183-97.
  • “Cinema and Fetishism: The Disavowal of a Concept.” Historical Materialism. 13, no. 1 (2005): 85-116.
  • “It’s the Political Economy, Stupid! On Žižek’s Marxism. ”Radical Philosophy, no. 108 (2001): 7-16.
  • “Mapping the Terrain of Theoretical Anti-Humanism.” Free Associations: Psychoanalysis, Groups, Politics and Culture. no. 44, vol. 7, part 4 (2000): 29-51.
  • “The Frankfurt School, the Father and the Social Fantasy.” New Formations, no. 38 (1999): 78-90.
  • “Psychoanalysis, Representation, Politics: On the (Im)possibility of a Psychoanalytic Theory of Ideology?” The Letter – Lacanian Perspectives on Psychoanalysis, no. 7 (1996): 97-109.


  • “The Lacanian Left: From structures of misrecognition to the failures of jouissance.” Handbook of Psychoanalytic Political Theory. Ed. Yannis Stavrakakis. London: Routledge, 2019, pp. 95-106.
  • “A Esquerda Lacaniana: Das Estruturas de Falso Reconhecimento as Falhas do Gozo.” Análise Lacaniana de Discurso: Subversão e Pesquisa e Crítica (Lacanian Discourse Analysis: Subversion and Critical Research). Eds. Nadir Lara Junior; Christian Ingo Lenz Dunker and David Pavón-Cuéllar. Sau Paulo: Appris Publications, 2019, pp. 103-123.
  • “Paris 1955 – 1968; or, Structuralism.” In A Companion to Critical and Cultural Theory. eds. Imre Szeman, Sarah Blacker, and Justin Sully. London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2017.
  •  “The Persistence of Theoretical Anti-humanism, or, The Politics of the Subject in Alain Badiou and Slavoj Žižek.” In The War on the Human: New Responses to an Ever-Present Debate. eds. Theodora Tsimpouki and Konstantinos Blatanis. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2017.
  • Jacques Lacan: Freud’s French Interpreter.” In The Routledge Handbook of Psychoanalysis in the Social Sciences and Humanities. eds. Anthony Elliott and Jeff Prager. London: Routledge, 2016.
  •  “Anti Anti-Utopia: Imagining Alternative Spaces.” In Playgrounds and Battlefields: Critical Perspectives of Social Engagement, eds Francisco Martinez and Klemen Slabina. Tallinn: Tallinn University Press, 2014.
  • “The Politics of Comradeship: Philosophical Commitment and Construction in Alain Badiou and Slavoj Žižek.” In Badiou and the Political Condition, ed Marios Constantinou. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014.
  • “Dreaming of the End Times: Žižek with Badiou.” In Event and Immortality:  Literature, Language, Philosophy, Science. eds Dimitar Kambourov and Darin Tenev. Sofia: Sofia University Press, 2014.
  • “The Rupture of the Real: resistance and recuperation in recent Serbian cinema.” In Lacan, Discourse, Event: New Analyses in Textual Indeterminacy. eds Ian Parker and David Pavon Cuellar. London: Routledge, 2013.
  •  “The Masses as a “Vanishing Mediator:” Class and Politics in Dušan Kovacevic’s The Professionsal.” In The Psychology and Politics of the Collective: Groups, Crowds and Mass Identifications. ed Ruth Parkin-Gounelas. London: Routledge, 2012.
  • “Nationalism, Ideology and Balkan Cinema: Re-reading Kusturica’s Underground.” In Did Somebody Say Ideology? Slavoj Žižek and Consequences. eds Fabio Vighi and Heiko Feldner.  Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007.
  • “Narratives of History, Narratives of Time.” In On Jameson: From Postmodernism to Globalism. eds Caren Irr and Ian Buchannan. New York, SUNY Press, 2006.