Professor Lisa Blackman, Co-Head of Department

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Position Professor in Media and Communications, Co-Head of Department
Email l.blackman (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 79197633
Professor Lisa Blackman, Co-Head of Department

Lisa Blackman is Co-Head of Department.

Lisa 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). Her new book, Haunted Data: Affect, Transmedia, Weird Science is out with Bloomsbury in January 2019.

Teaching

Lisa contributes to the MA Gender, Media and Culture and specifically the core module, Gender, Affect and the Body; and to the 3rd year/MA option, Embodiment and Experience.

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. Lisa is part of a Wellcome-funded project, "Hearing the Voice" and will be specifically collaborating on a subproject "Voices Beyond the Self" to run from 2017-2020.

Publications

Book

Blackman, Lisa. 2019. The Body: The Key Concepts (Second edition). London: Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781350109421

Blackman, Lisa. 2019. Haunted Data: Affect, Transmedia, Weird Science. London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781350047044

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

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

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

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

Edited Journal

Blackman, Lisa, ed. 2010. Bodily Integrity special issue of Body & Society, issue 16(3), 2010., Body & Society, 16(3). 1357-034X

Blackman, Lisa, ed. 2010. Affect. Special issue of Body & Society, Body & Society, 16(1). 1357-034X

Blackman, Lisa and Cromby, John, eds. 2007. Affect and Feeling (International Journal of Critical Psychology), International Journal of Critical Psychology, 21. 1471 7646

Blackman, Lisa, ed. 2003. Spirituality (International Journal of Critical Psychology), International Journal of Critical Psychology, 8.

Book Section

Blackman, Lisa. 2019. Suggestion, Affect, Speculative Science. In: Christian Borch, ed. Imitation, Contagion, Suggestion: On Mimesis and Society. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 211-228. ISBN 9781138490642

Blackman, Lisa. 2018. Queer Bodies, Machinic Perception and Dancing Beyond the Self. In: Ray Batchelor and Birthe Havmøller, eds. Queer Tango Salon London 2017 - Proceedings. Birthe Havmøller/Queertangobook.org, pp. 52-69. ISBN 9788799802425

Blackman, Lisa. 2018. Affect and Mediation. In: Birgitt Röttger-Rössler and Jan Slaby, eds. Affect-in-Relation: Families, Places, Technologies. London and New York: Routledge. ISBN 9781138059054

Blackman, Lisa. 2017. Hauntology. In: , ed. Uncertain Archives. UNSPECIFIED.

Blackman, Lisa. 2016. Inventive Experimentation: Weird Science, Affectivity and Archives of the Future. In: Irene Hediger and Jill Scott, eds. Recomposing Art and Science: Artists in Labs. Birkhauser: DeGruyter/Springer Publications, pp. 171-186. ISBN 978-3-11-047459-6

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Blackman, Lisa. 2019. Haunted Data, Transmedial Storytelling, Affectivity: Attending to "Controversies" as Matters of Ghostly Concern. Ephemera: theory and politics in organisation, 19(1), pp. 31-52.

Blackman, Lisa. 2019. Affective Politics, Activism and the Commons: From WECH to Grenfell. New Formations: A Journal of Culture, Theory, Politics, ISSN 0950-2378

Blackman, Lisa. 2017. Loving the Alien: A Post-post-human manifesto. Loving the Alien: A post-post-human manifesto,

Blackman, Lisa. 2017. “Loving the alien”: a post–post-human manifesto. Subjectivity, 10(1), pp. 13-25. ISSN 1755-6341

Blackman, Lisa. 2016. The New Biologies: Epigenetics, the Microbiome and Immunities. Body & Society, 22(4), pp. 3-18. ISSN 357-034X

Blackman, Lisa. 2016. Social Media and the Politics of Small Data: Post Publication Peer Review and Academic Value. Theory, Culture & Society, 33(4), pp. 3-26. ISSN 0263-2764

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

Blackman, Lisa. 2016. Affect, Mediation and Subjectivity-as-Encounter: Finding the Feeling of the Foundling. Journal of Curatorial Studies, 5(1), pp. 32-55. ISSN 2045-5836

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,

Blackman, Lisa. 2015. Affective Politics, debility and hearing voices: towards a feminist politics of ordinary suffering. Feminist Review, 111(1), pp. 25-41. ISSN 0141-7789

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blackman, Lisa. 2017. 'Carpa5 01.09.2017 Keynote Lisa Blackman'. In: Carpa 5 Keynote Professor Lisa Blackman. University of the Arts, Finland.

Reckitt, Helena; Blackman, Lisa; Wakeford, Nina and Fisher, Jennifer. 2016. 'Affect and Curating: Feeling the Curatorial'. In: Affect and Curating: Feeling the Curatorial. Whitechapel Gallery, London, United Kingdom 19 January 2017.

Blackman, Lisa. 2016. '“Academia is down at the moment; please try later” (Lisa Blackman)'. In: Affective Relationality. Freie University, Berlin, Germany.

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.

Film/Video

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

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