Homer, Sean

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Homer, Sean

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

Courses

  • 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

Education

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.

Monographs:

  • 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.

Articles:

  • “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.

Chapters:

  • “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.