Dr Angie Voela
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
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 Studies; Subjectivity; 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.
Recent Publications - Articles & 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 Student’s 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.
Voela, A. (2017) After Oedipus: Psychoanalysis, Philosophy, and Myth in Contemporary Culture, Palgrave MacMillan.
Garrett, R., Jensen, T., Voela, A. (2016), We Need to Talk About Family: Essays on Neoliberalism, the Family and Popular Culture, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars.
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.
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
Academic Grant Holder for Leverhulme Artist in Residence Barbara Loftus. Project title: Visualisation from Memory.
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.
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
MA Psychosocial Studies
Postgraduate Research Seminar
Postgraduate Research (PhD) Training Programme