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Professor Lisa Blackman

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PositionProfessor in Media and Communications
Email l.blackman (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 79197633
Professor Lisa Blackman

Lisa Blackman works at the intersection of body studies and media and cultural theory and is particularly interested in subjectivity, affect, the body and embodiment. She has published four books in this area. The most recent is Immaterial Bodies: Affect, Embodiment, Mediation, (2012, Sage). Her work in the area of embodiment and voice hearing has been recognised and commended for its innovative approach to mental health research and it has been acclaimed by the Hearing Voices Network, Intervoice, and has been taken up in professional psychiatric contexts. She has also made a substantive contribution to the fields of critical psychology and body studies. In this context she co-edits the journal, Subjectivity (with Valerie Walkerdine, Palgrave) and edits the journal Body & Society (Sage). Her other books include Hearing Voices: Embodiment and Experience (2001, Free Association Books); Mass Hysteria: Critical Psychology and Media Studies (with Valerie Walkerdine; 2001, Palgrave); and The Body: The Key Concepts (2008, Berg). Lisa is also acts as a key advisor to the Hearing the Voice project, Durham University (funded by the Wellcome). She is currently working on a book length project, Haunted Data: Social Media, Weird Science and Archives of the Future.

 

Teaching

Lisa is Deputy Head of Department.

She contributes and co-convenes the core course Introduction to Media and Cultural theory (with Mirca Madianou).

She also teaches a third year/MA option, Embodiment and Experience.

She also contributes to the MA Gender, Media and Culture.

Areas of supervision

Lisa supervises students across a range of interests, which cross media and cultural studies, body studies and science studies. Currently she supervises students working on the New Biologies (microbiome and epigenetics); Disaster journalism, suggestion and affect; Fukishima and Controversy Analysis; documentary film and mental health. She has supervised 13 students to completion, which include theses in the areas of performance and affect, intergenerational transmission of memory and diaspora, queer theory and transfeminisms, postfeminism and subjectivity, chick-lit; young women and sexualisation.

Research Interests

Her current research interests are in the areas of affect and contagion (particularly in the areas of social media); experimentation across art, science and humanities; media aesthetics; critical neuroscience; mediation. She is particularly interested in phenomena which have puzzled scientists, artists, literary writers and the popular imagination for centuries, including automatic writing, voice hearing, suggestion and automatism. She is currently collaborating with a cognitive scientist and anomalistic psychologist on a project; Creative Experimentation: Affect and Automaticity.

Publications

Book

Immaterial Bodies: Affect, Embodiment, Mediation
Blackman, Lisa. 2012. Immaterial Bodies: Affect, Embodiment, Mediation. London and New York: Sage. ISBN 9781849204729

The Body: The Key Concepts
Blackman, Lisa. 2008. The Body: The Key Concepts. Oxford and New York: Berg. ISBN 978-1845205904

Hearing Voices: Embodiment and Experience
Blackman, Lisa. 2001. Hearing Voices: Embodiment and Experience. Free Association Press. ISBN 1853435333

Mass Hysteria, Critical Psychology and Media Studies
Blackman, Lisa and Walkerdine, Valerie. 2001. Mass Hysteria, Critical Psychology and Media Studies. Palgrave Press. ISBN 978-0333647813

Edited Journal

Bodily Integrity special issue of Body & Society, issue 16(3), 2010.
Blackman, Lisa, ed. 2010. Bodily Integrity special issue of Body & Society, issue 16(3), 2010..

Affect. Special issue of Body & Society
Blackman, Lisa, ed. 2010. Affect. Special issue of Body & Society.

Affect and Feeling (International Journal of Critical Psychology)
Blackman, Lisa and Cromby, John, eds. 2007. Affect and Feeling (International Journal of Critical Psychology).

Spirituality (International Journal of Critical Psychology)
Blackman, Lisa, ed. 2003. Spirituality (International Journal of Critical Psychology).

Book Section

The Haunted Life of Data
Blackman, Lisa. 2015. The Haunted Life of Data. In: Ganaele Langloise; Joanna Redden and Greg Elmer, eds. Compromised Data: From Social Media to Big Data. London: The Bloomsbury Press, pp. 185-209. ISBN 9781501306525

Researching Affect and Embodied Hauntologies: Exploring an Analytics of Experimentation
Blackman, Lisa. 2015. Researching Affect and Embodied Hauntologies: Exploring an Analytics of Experimentation. In: Britta Timm Knudsen and Carsten Stage, eds. Affective Methodologies: Developing Cultural Research Strategies for the Study of Affect. UK: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-137-48318-8

The Dissociation of Anxiety
Blackman, Lisa. 2014. The Dissociation of Anxiety. In: Benjamin Cook and Barbara Rodriguez-Munoz, eds. The Five Year Diary Anne Charlotte Robertson. London: Lux and the Anxiety Arts Festival, pp. 4-9.

'Listening to Voices: An Ethics of Entanglement'
Blackman, Lisa. 2012. 'Listening to Voices: An Ethics of Entanglement'. In: Kevin Love, ed. Ethics in Social Research: Studies in Qualitative Methodology. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 173-188. ISBN 978-1780528786

This is a Matter of Pride: The Choir: Unsung Town and Community Transformation
Blackman, Lisa. 2011. This is a Matter of Pride: The Choir: Unsung Town and Community Transformation. In: Bev Skeggs and Helen Wood, eds. Reality Television and Class. Basingstoke and New York: BFI/Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 237-249. ISBN 978-1844573974

Technologies of Mediation and the Affective: Taking the Virtual Environment of mediacityuk as a case study
Blackman, Lisa and Harbord, Janet. 2010. Technologies of Mediation and the Affective: Taking the Virtual Environment of mediacityuk as a case study. In: D Hauptamann and W Neidich, eds. Cognitive Architecture: From Bio-politics to Noo-Politics: architecture and mind in the Age of Communication and Information. Amsterdam: O10, pp. 302-323. ISBN 9789064507250

‘It’s Down to You. Psychology, Magazine Culture and the Governing of the Female Body’
Blackman, Lisa. 2010. ‘It’s Down to You. Psychology, Magazine Culture and the Governing of the Female Body’. In: Lori Reed and Paula Saukko, eds. Governing the Female Body: Gender, Health, and Networks of Power. State University of New York Press, pp. 19-39. ISBN 978-1438429526

Mental Health and the Media
Blackman, Lisa. 2009. Mental Health and the Media. In: Meriel D’Artrey, ed. Cont_xts? Media, Representation and Society. Chester: Chester Academic Press, pp. 99-118. ISBN 978-1905929689

Psychology and Cultural Analysis
Blackman, Lisa and Walkerdine, Valerie. 2008. Psychology and Cultural Analysis. In: Tony Bennett and John Frow, eds. The Sage Handbook of Cultural Analysis. SAGE, pp. 66-85. ISBN 978-0761942290

‘Is Happiness Contagious?’
Blackman, Lisa. 2008. ‘Is Happiness Contagious?’. In: Sara Ahmed, ed. Happiness (New Formations). 63 Lawrence & Wishart Ltd, pp. 15-32. ISBN 978-1905007752

Inventing the Psychological: Lifestyle Magazines and the Fiction of Autonomous Selfhood
Blackman, Lisa. 2005. Inventing the Psychological: Lifestyle Magazines and the Fiction of Autonomous Selfhood. In: David Morley and James Curran, eds. Media and Cultural Theory. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 209-220. ISBN 978-0415317054

A Psychophysics of the Imagination
Blackman, Lisa. 2002. A Psychophysics of the Imagination. In: Valerie Walkerdine, ed. Challenging Subjects. Critical Psychology for a New Millennium. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave, pp. 133-148. ISBN 978-0333965092

Beyond the fragile chains we call autonomy
Blackman, Lisa. 1999. Beyond the fragile chains we call autonomy. In: C Tolman, ed. Recent Trends in Theoretical Psychology. Ontario: Captus Press. ISBN 1 0896691 07507

Culture, Technology and Subjectivity
Blackman, Lisa. 1998. Culture, Technology and Subjectivity. In: John Wood, ed. The Virtual Embodied: Practices, Theories and the New Technologies. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 132-147. ISBN 978-0415160261

Using an Archaeology to Contest the Voice of Reason; A History of the Present Psychological Regime of Truth
Blackman, Lisa. 1996. Using an Archaeology to Contest the Voice of Reason; A History of the Present Psychological Regime of Truth. In: C Tolman, ed. Problems of Theoretical Psychology. New York, Canada: Captus University Press, pp. 321-330.

Techniques of the Hallucinatory Self
Blackman, Lisa. 1995. Techniques of the Hallucinatory Self. In: I Lubek, ed. Trends and Issues in Theoretical Psychology. New York: Springer Publishing Co Inc, pp. 306-312. ISBN 978-0826188106

Article

The Challenges of New Biopsychosocialities: Hearing Voices, Trauma, Epigenetics and Mediated Perception
Blackman, Lisa. 2016. The Challenges of New Biopsychosocialities: Hearing Voices, Trauma, Epigenetics and Mediated Perception. The Sociological Review Monograph, 64(1), pp. 256-273.

Hearing the Unheard: An Interdisciplinary, Mixed Methodology Study of Women’s Experiences of Hearing Voices (Auditory Verbal Hallucinations)
Blackman, Lisa; McCarthy-Jones, Simon; Castro Romero, Maria; McCarthy-Jones, Rosaline; Dillon, Jaqui; Cooper-Rompato, Christine; Kieron, Kathyrn and Kaufman, Milissa. 2015. Hearing the Unheard: An Interdisciplinary, Mixed Methodology Study of Women’s Experiences of Hearing Voices (Auditory Verbal Hallucinations). Frontiers in Psychiatry,

Affective Politics, debility and hearing voices: towards a feminist politics of ordinary suffering
Blackman, Lisa. 2015. Affective Politics, debility and hearing voices: towards a feminist politics of ordinary suffering. Feminist Review, 111, pp. 25-41. ISSN 0141-7789

Social Media and the Politics of Small Data: Post Publication Peer Review and Academic Value
Blackman, Lisa. 2015. Social Media and the Politics of Small Data: Post Publication Peer Review and Academic Value. Theory, Culture & Society, ISSN 0263-2764

Escuchar voces y corporización
Blackman, Lisa. 2014. Escuchar voces y corporización. Interdisciplina, 2(3), pp. 295-313. ISSN ISSN en trámite

Affect and Automaticity: Towards an Analytics of Experimentation
Blackman, Lisa. 2014. Affect and Automaticity: Towards an Analytics of Experimentation. Subjectivity, 7(4), pp. 362-384. ISSN 1755-6341

Immateriality, Affectivity, Experimentation: Queer Science and Future-Psychology
Blackman, Lisa. 2014. Immateriality, Affectivity, Experimentation: Queer Science and Future-Psychology. Transformations: Journal of Media and Culture(25), pp. 1-12.

Affect, Performance and Queer Subjectivities
Blackman, Lisa. 2011. Affect, Performance and Queer Subjectivities. Cultural Studies, 25(2), pp. 183-199. ISSN 0950-2386

Bodily Integrity
Blackman, Lisa. 2010. Bodily Integrity. Body & Society, 16(3), pp. 1-9. ISSN 1357-034X

Embodying Affect: Voice-hearing, Telepathy, Suggestion and Modelling the Non-conscious
Blackman, Lisa. 2010. Embodying Affect: Voice-hearing, Telepathy, Suggestion and Modelling the Non-conscious. Body & Society, 16(1), pp. 163-192. ISSN 1357-034X

Affect
Blackman, Lisa and Venn, Couze. 2010. Affect. Body & Society, 16(1), pp. 7-28. ISSN 1357-034X

The Re-Making of Sexual Kinds: Queer Subjects and the Limits or Representation
Blackman, Lisa. 2009. The Re-Making of Sexual Kinds: Queer Subjects and the Limits or Representation. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 13(2), pp. 122-135. ISSN 1089-4160

Is Happiness Contagious?
Blackman, Lisa. 2008. Is Happiness Contagious? New Formations, 63, pp. 15-32. ISSN 0950-2378

Affect, Relationality and the 'Problem of Personality'
Blackman, Lisa. 2008. Affect, Relationality and the 'Problem of Personality'. Theory, Culture & Society, 25(1), pp. 23-47. ISSN 0263-2764

Reinventing psychological matters: the importance of the suggestive realm of Tarde's ontology
Blackman, Lisa. 2007. Reinventing psychological matters: the importance of the suggestive realm of Tarde's ontology. Economy and Society, 36(4), pp. 574-596. ISSN 14695766

Psychiatric Culture and Bodies of Resistance
Blackman, Lisa. 2007. Psychiatric Culture and Bodies of Resistance. Body & Society, 13(2), pp. 1-23. ISSN 1357034X

Feeling F.I.N.E: Social Psychology, Suggestion and the Problem of Social Influence
Blackman, Lisa. 2007. Feeling F.I.N.E: Social Psychology, Suggestion and the Problem of Social Influence. Affect and Feeling (International Journal of Critical Psychology), 21, pp. 23-49.

The Dialogical Self, Flexibility and the Cultural Production of Psychopathology
Blackman, Lisa. 2005. The Dialogical Self, Flexibility and the Cultural Production of Psychopathology. Theory and Psychology, 15(2), pp. 183-206. ISSN 0959-3543

Self-help, Media Cultures and the production of female psychopathology
Blackman, Lisa. 2004. Self-help, Media Cultures and the production of female psychopathology. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 7(2), pp. 219-36. ISSN 13675494

Ethics, embodiment and the voice-hearing experience
Blackman, Lisa. 2000. Ethics, embodiment and the voice-hearing experience. Theory, Culture and Society, 17(5), pp. 55-74. ISSN 0263-2764

An Extraordinary Life: The Legacy of an Ambivalence
Blackman, Lisa. 1999. An Extraordinary Life: The Legacy of an Ambivalence. New Formations: A Journal of Culture, Theory, Politics, 36, pp. 111-124. ISSN 0950-2378

The Voice-hearing Experience
Blackman, Lisa. 1998. The Voice-hearing Experience. Nordiske Udkast, 1, pp. 39-49. ISSN 1396-3953

Rehearsal of Memory. Coil
Blackman, Lisa. 1997. Rehearsal of Memory. Coil. Journal of the Moving Image, 4, pp. 17-28. ISSN 0397-9207

The Dangerous Classes: Retelling the Psychiatric Story
Blackman, Lisa. 1996. The Dangerous Classes: Retelling the Psychiatric Story. Feminism and Psychology, 6(3), pp. 361-379. ISSN 0959-3535

What is Doing History?: The Use of History to Understand the Constitution of Contemporary Psychological Objects
Blackman, Lisa. 1994. What is Doing History?: The Use of History to Understand the Constitution of Contemporary Psychological Objects. Theory and Psychology, 4(4), pp. 485-504. ISSN 0959-3543

Conference or Workshop Item

Lisa Blackman follow-up interview to her keynote lecture at the MeCCSA-PGN 2015 Conference in Coventry.
Blackman, Lisa. 2015. 'Lisa Blackman follow-up interview to her keynote lecture at the MeCCSA-PGN 2015 Conference in Coventry.'. In: MeCCSA-PGN 2015 Conference Transformative Practice. Coventry University, United Kingdom 2015.

Feminism@ Goldsmiths
Fenton, Natalie; Ahmed, Sara; Anim-Addo, Joan; Blackman, Lisa; Jefferies, Janis K.; Puwar, Nirmal and Reckitt, Helena. 2013. 'Feminism@ Goldsmiths'. In: Feminism@ Goldsmiths. Goldsmiths, Universirty of London, United Kingdom.

Film/Video

‘Inside Looking Out: Personal Perspectives’
Blackman, Lisa. 1997. ‘Inside Looking Out: Personal Perspectives’.