Angie Voela

Dr Angie Voela

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Research Degrees Leader for Social Sciences. Co-editor of the international journal Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society

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Angie Voela is Senior Lecturer in Psychosocial Theory and Practice. She is the Research Degrees Leader for Social Sciences and co-editor of the international journal Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society.

Qualifications

  • BA, MA, MSC, PhD

Areas Of Interest

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  • Psychoanalysis and feminism
  • Psychoanalytic and philosophical approaches to identity and gender
  • Psychoanalytic and psycho-social approaches to culture, families, space and contemporary politics
  • Myth in contemporary culture
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OVERVIEW

Angie Voela (BA, MA, MSC, PhD) is a Senior Lecturer in Psychosocial Theory and Practice. She is the Research Degrees Leader for Social Sciences and the co-convenor of the Feminist Research Group (UEL). She is also the co-editor of the international journal Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society. Her research interests include psychoanalysis and feminism; psychoanalytic and philosophical approaches to identity and gender; psychoanalytic and psycho-social approaches to culture, families, space and contemporary politics; myth in contemporary culture.

Angie has published several book chapter and articles, in journals like Psychotherapy and Politics International, The European Journal of Women's StudiesSubjectivity; Somatechnics; The Journal for Cultural Research; Gender and Education and Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, Studies in the Maternal, etc.

Her monograph Psychoanalysis, Philosophy, and Myth in Contemporary Culture: After Oedipus, was published by Palgrave in 2017.

CURRENT RESEARCH

  • Lacanian psychoanalysis.
  • Feminism and psychoanalysis.
  • Psychoanalytic and philosophical approaches to identity and gender with emphasis on the works of Jacques Lacan, Jean Baudrillard, Michel Foucault and Bernard Stiegler.
  • Psychoanalytic and psycho-social approaches to culture, education, families, spaces and contemporary politics.
  • Psychoanalysis, philosophy and myth in contemporary culture.

PUBLICATIONS

Articles and book chapters

  • Voela, A. (2017) Loneliness: A Pharmacological Approach, in Sagan, O. & Miller, E. (Eds) (2017). Narratives of Loneliness: Multidisciplinary Perspectives of the 21st Century, London: Routledge.
  • Voela, A. (2017), 'Family, Gender and the Emotional Economy in Tsemberopoulos' 'The Enemy Within', in Kazakopoulou, T et al (eds), Contemporary Greek Film Cultures from 1990 to the Present, Peter Lang.
  • Voela, A and Guaraldo O. (2016) 'If Not now when: Feminism, activism, and social movements in the European south and beyond', in Guaraldo, O. and Voela A (2016) (eds) If Not Now When?, Special Issue: Gender and Education, vol 28(3)
  • Voela, A. (2016), 'It's time: generation and temporality in psychoanalytic feminism', Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, vol 21(3), pp. 242-258.
  • Voela, A. (2016), Reflexivity, Austerity, and the Value of the Useless, in Psychotherapy and Politics International, vol 14 (1) pp. 25-37.
  • Voela. A (2016) Radical, ethical spaces, in Shaw, B. and M. Humm (eds) Radical Spaces, Exploring Politics and Practice, Rowman and Littlefield, pp 129-144.
  • Voela, A. (2016), 'Western Civilization Must be defended: Neoliberal Values in Teenage' Literature, in Garrett, R., Jensen, T., Voela, A. (2016), We Need to Talk About Family: Essays on Neoliberalism, the Family and Popular Culture, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars, pp. 333-354.
  • Voela, A. (2015), Wit(h)nessing the other's trauma: an exploration of Barbara Loftus's painting through the work of Bracha Ettinger, in O'Loughlin, M. (ed), The Ethics of Remembering and the Consequences of Forgetting: Essays on Trauma, History, Memory.
  • Voela, A. (2014), The Enjoyment of Space: The University in Students' Narratives and Photography, in Bibby, T. and C. Lapping (eds), Pedagogy, Culture and Society: Special Issue on Psychosocial Approaches to Education, vol 22(1), pp. 61-78.

Monograph

  • Voela, A. (2017) After Oedipus: Psychoanalysis, Philosophy, and Myth in Contemporary Culture, Palgrave MacMillan.

Edited volume

  • Garrett, R., Jensen, T., Voela, A. (2016), We Need to Talk About Family: Essays on Neoliberalism, the Family and Popular Culture, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars.

Special issue

  • Guaraldo, O. and Voela A (2016) (eds) If Not Now When? Feminism, Activism, and Social Movements in the European South and Beyond, Special Issue: Gender and Education, vol 28(3), pp. 315-329.

Older publications

  • Tsilimpounidi, Myrto, Sampson, Alice and Voela, Angie (2014) Food Banks in East London: Growth by Stealth and Marginalisation by the State.
  • Project Report. University of East London, Centre for Social Justice and Change, London.
  • Voela, A. (2013) From Oedipus to Ahab (and back): Myth, Psychoanalysis and Science Fiction, in Burnett, L, Bahun, S and R Main (eds), Myth, Literature and the Unconscious, London: Karnac Books, pp. 81-100.
  • Voela, A. (2013), Catastrophe Survived? The Failure of the Tragic in Moira Buffini's 'Welcome to Thebes', in Somatechnics, vol 3(1), pp. 133-148.
  • Voela, A. (2013) In Search of Higgs Boson, in Bennett, P and J McDougal (eds), Barthes' Mythologies Today, Readings in Contemporary Culture, London: Routledge, pp. 57-61.
  • Voela, A. (2012) Antigone and her Double: Lacan and Baudrillard, Journal for Cultural Research, vol 17(3), pp. 219-233.
  • Voela A (2011) In the Name of the Father- or Not: Individual and Society in Popular Culture, Deleuzian Theory and Lacanian Psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, DOI 10.1057/pcs.2010.46
  • Voela A (2011) Heterotopia Revisited: Foucault and Lacan on Feminine Subjectivity, Subjectivity, vol 4, pp. 168-182.
  • Voela A (2010) Patterns and Scripts: The Revision of Feminine Heterosexuality in Feminist Theory and Literature. European Journal of Women's Studies, vol 18(1), pp. 7-18.
  • Voela A (2010) Locating the Mother. Studies in the Maternal, vol 2(1). Mamsie.bbk.ac.uk
  • Voela A & Stathi I (2008) 'Images of Femininity in Greek Cimena 1970-1990', Ulrich Meurer, Marilisa Mitsou, Maria Oikonomou (eds.): Mythos – Stereotyp - Ikone. Griechische Frauenbilder im Film. Muenchener Schriften zur Neogräzistik, Vol. 4, Ars Una Verlag, Neuried.
  • Book Chapters Voela A (2008) 'Experimental Cinema: the Case of Prometheus Retrogressing', Ulrich Meurer, Marilisa Mitsou, Maria Oikonomou (eds.): Mythos - Stereotyp - Ikone. Griechische Frauenbilder im Film. Muenchener Schriften zur Neogräzistik, Vol. 4, Ars Una Verlag, Neuried.
  • Voela A (2006) 'Masculinity as Moments of Becoming'. Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. Volume 1(2).
  • Voela A (2005) 'The Construction of the Woman in Karkavitsas' I Ligeri', Vol 13, Modern Greek Studies Australia and New Zealand
  • Voela A & Tamboukou M (2004) 'Enjoy their Symptom: of Women, Men and Other Interesting Figures in Greek Literary Texts', Vol 15(1), Women, A Cultural Review
  • Voela A (2003) 'Death and the Real in Karkavitsas' Logia tis Ploris', Vol 9(1), Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora

FUNDING

Academic Grant Holder for Leverhulme Artist in Residence Barbara Loftus. Project title: Visualisation from Memory.

TEACHING

BA (Hons) Psychosocial Community Work

Psychosocial Studies derived out of a desire to develop a programme in the Social Sciences that enables us to think about individuals' lived experiences not just from a psychological perspective or a sociological one but in a much more holistic way.

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MODULES

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  • SC 3010 Who are you? Reading the Body Psychosocially
  • PS 4004 Constructions of Identity
  • PS 5002 Self, Culture and Society
  • PS 6010 Psychoanalysis, Culture and Religion 
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