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Dr Lynn Turner

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PositionSenior Lecturer in Visual Cultures
Department Visual Cultures
Email l.j.turner (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7717 2207
Dr Lynn Turner

Lynn Turner’s research explores how animal and sexual differences matter in visual and aural culture as well as continental philosophy, literature and psychoanalysis. She is the arts editor of parallax, one of the assistant editors of Derrida Today and sits on the board of several book series as well as Goldsmiths Press.

Dr Turner is the co-editor, with Undine Sellbach and Ron Broglio, of The Edinburgh Companion to Animal Studies being published in early 2018 with Edinburgh University Press, the editor of The Animal Question in Deconstruction [EUP, 2013], co-author, with Astrid Schmetterling, of Visual Cultures As... Recollection [Sternberg, 2013] and co-editor, with Lindsay Kelley, of a special issue of parallax called 'bon appetit,' [2013].

Academic qualifications

  • PhD Cultural Studies (University of Leeds) 2002
  • MA Cultural Studies (University of Leeds) 1995
  • BA (Hons.) Fine Art (Newcastle Polytechnic - now the University of Northumbria) 1990

Teaching

Dr Lynn Turner lead the BA in History of Art from 2005 – 2010, developed the public profile of the department from 2010 to 2013, and lead the MA in Contemporary Art Theory from 2013 to 2016. In 2016 she took up the key departmental role of Chair of Research and Development.

She currently teaches an MA Special Subject called 'Sex, Gender, Species' as well as sometimes contributing to the MA Core Course and delivering occasional seminars to our PhD community. She team-teaches the first year module 'Seeing and Showing', and leads the final year undergraduate modules on ‘Sexual Poetics’ and ‘Animalities’.

Areas of supervision

Being part of the department’s research clusters on ‘Environmental Humanities and Ecologies,’ ‘Sexes, Genders, Genres,’ and ‘Philosophy, Critical and Visual Theory,’ ‘Sexes, Genders, Genres,’ and ‘Philosophy, Critical and Visual Theory,’ Dr. Lynn Turner currently supervises doctoral theses on: the Horror of Voice; the Natural History Museum and Indigenous Cosmologies [CHASE funded]; Liminality and Liquidity. She has supervised to completion theses on:

Autobiography, Art-writing and Erotic Responsiveness; Gender, Hospitality and Edible Art; Alterity and Animality in contemporary South African art; Taxidermy in contemporary art; The Audiovisual Adventures of the Political Name; Autoimmunity and Science Fiction (AHRC-funded).

She welcomes proposals for research on animal and sexual differences; deconstruction; feminism; contemporary visual culture; aural culture particularly the voice/speech relation, and science fiction.

She has examined PhD theses at Goldsmiths, Westminster, the Courtauld, UCL, and Linkoping (Sweden).

Professional projects

Co-director, with Nicole Anderson (Macquarie University, Sydney), of the 5th Derrida Today conference, held at Goldsmiths, 8-11 June 2016.

Featured publications

  • Co-edited book (with Undine Sellbach and Ron Broglio), The Edinburgh Companion to Animal Studies, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2018. ISBN: 1474418414
  • Book chapter: ‘Telefoam: species on the shores of Cixous and Derrida’ in European Posthumanism, Ivan Callus, Stefan Herbrechter, & Manuela Rossini, eds. London and New York: Routledge, 2016 (reprinted from the European Journal of English Studies for the Routledge Special Issues as Books programme). ISBN: 113867584.
  • Book chapter: ‘Animal Melancholia: on the scent of Dean Spanley’ in Animal Life & the Moving Image, Laura McMahon & Michael Lawrence, eds. Palgrave/BFI Publishing, 2015, pp.134- ISBN: 1844578992
  • Book chapter: ‘Critical Companions: Derrida, Haraway & Other Animals’ in Introducing Criticism in the 21st Century, 2nd Edition, Julian Wolfreys, ed. Edinburgh University Press, 2015, pp. 63-80. ISBN:9780748615759
  • Edited book, The Animal Question in Deconstruction, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013. ISBN: 0748683135
  • Co-authored book (with Astrid Schmetterling): Visual Cultures As…Recollection, Berlin: Sternberg, 2013. ISBN: 978-3-943365-40-5

Other interests

Lynn blogs her guerrilla gardening projects.

Publications

Book

Visual Cultures As Recollection
Schmetterling, Astrid and Turner, Lynn. 2013. Visual Cultures As Recollection. Berlin: Sternberg Press. ISBN 978-3-943365-40-5

Edited Book

The Edinburgh Companion to Animal Studies
Turner, Lynn; Broglio, Ron and Sellbach, Undine, eds. 2017. The Edinburgh Companion to Animal Studies. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 1474418414

The Animal Question in Deconstruction
Turner, Lynn, ed. 2013. The Animal Question in Deconstruction. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9780748683123

Edited Journal

Bon Appetit
Turner, Lynn and Kelley, Lindsay, eds. 2013. Bon Appetit, Parallax, 19(1). 1353-4645

Random Figures
Turner, Lynn; Swiboda, Marcel and Simonds, Cylena, eds. 2002. Random Figures, Parallax, 8(1). 1353-4645

‘Immanent Trajectories’
Turner, Lynn; Swiboda, Marcel and Simonds, Cylena, eds. 2001. ‘Immanent Trajectories’, Parallax, 7(4). 1353-4645

‘Hot Property’
Turner, Lynn; Swiboda, Marcel and Simonds, Cylena, eds. 2001. ‘Hot Property’, Parallax, 7(2). 1353-4645

Book Section

Introducing The Edinburgh Companion to Animal Studies
Turner, Lynn; Broglio, Ronald and Sellbach, Undine. 2018. Introducing The Edinburgh Companion to Animal Studies. In: , ed. The Edinburgh Companion to Animal Studies. (592) Edinburgh, Scotland.: Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 1474418414

Telegrams
Turner, Lynn. 2018. Telegrams. In: , ed. Political Animals. Northwestern University Press.

Voice
Turner, Lynn. 2017. Voice. In: , ed. The Edinburgh Companion to Animal Studies. Edinburgh University Press.

Telefoam: species on the shores of Cixous and Derrida
Turner, Lynn. 2016. Telefoam: species on the shores of Cixous and Derrida. In: Stefan Herbrechter; Ivan Callus and Manuela Rossini, eds. European Posthumanisms. London and New York: Routledge. ISBN 9781138675780

‘Animal Melancholia: on the scent of Dean Spanley’
Turner, Lynn. 2015. ‘Animal Melancholia: on the scent of Dean Spanley’. In: Michael Lawrence and Laura McMahon, eds. Animality & the Moving Image. BFI. ISBN 9781844578993

Critical Companions: Derrida, Haraway & Other Animals
Turner, Lynn. 2015. Critical Companions: Derrida, Haraway & Other Animals. In: Julian Wolfreys, ed. Introducing Criticism in the 21st Century, 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9780748695294

Fort Spa: In at the Deep End with Derrida and Ferenczi
Turner, Lynn. 2015. Fort Spa: In at the Deep End with Derrida and Ferenczi. In: Simon Morgan Wortham and Chiara Alfano, eds. Desire in Ashes: Deconstruction, Psychoanalysis, Philosophy. Bloomsbury. ISBN 1472529138

Insect Asides
Turner, Lynn. 2013. Insect Asides. In: , ed. The Animal Question in Deconstuction. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 54-69. ISBN 0748683135

Fort-dancing
Turner, Lynn. 2010. Fort-dancing. In: , ed. BA Fine Art & History of Art degree show catalogue 2010. London: Goldsmiths, pp. 5-7. ISBN 978-1-906897-04-8

The course of a general displacement, or, The course of the choreographer
Turner, Lynn. 2009. The course of a general displacement, or, The course of the choreographer. In: Martin McQuillan and Ika Willis, eds. The Origins of Deconstruction. Basingstoke: Palgrave, pp. 50-66. ISBN 9780230581906

Seeks-Zoos: some recent correspondence between animals
Turner, Lynn. 2009. Seeks-Zoos: some recent correspondence between animals. In: Johnny Golding, ed. The Issues in Contemporary Culture & Aesthetics. 2-3 University of Greenwich, pp. 10-21.

Des Jeunes Nées : for a confusion of the tongue, the lip, and the rim
Turner, Lynn. 2005. Des Jeunes Nées : for a confusion of the tongue, the lip, and the rim. In: Johnny Golding, ed. The Issues: In Contemporary Culture and Aesthetics. (1) Nerve Ltd, pp. 171-178. ISBN 0955003709

Article

Interviewee: Lynn Turner. Interviewer: Ron Broglio
Turner, Lynn. 2016. Interviewee: Lynn Turner. Interviewer: Ron Broglio. Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture(38), pp. 30-36. ISSN 1756-9575

Telefoam: species on the shores of Derrida and Cixous
Turner, Lynn. 2014. Telefoam: species on the shores of Derrida and Cixous. European Journal of English Studies, 18(2), pp. 158-171. ISSN 1382-5577

Animal & Sexual Differences: Kelly Oliver’s Continental Bestiary
Turner, Lynn. 2013. Animal & Sexual Differences: Kelly Oliver’s Continental Bestiary. Body & Society, 19(4), pp. 1-14.

Tympan Alley: Posthumanist Performatives in Dancer in the Dark
Turner, Lynn. 2013. Tympan Alley: Posthumanist Performatives in Dancer in the Dark. Derrida Today, 6(2), pp. 222-239. ISSN 1754-8500

Hors d’oeuvre: some footnotes to the Spurs of Dorothy Cross
Turner, Lynn. 2013. Hors d’oeuvre: some footnotes to the Spurs of Dorothy Cross. Parallax, 19(1), pp. 3-11. ISSN 1353-4645

amuse gueule 'Bon Appetit'
Turner, Lynn and Kelley, Lindsay. 2013. amuse gueule 'Bon Appetit'. Parallax, 19(1), pp. 1-2. ISSN 1353-4645

Unhoming Pigeons: The Postal Principle in Lynn Hershman Leeson and Hussein Chalayan
Turner, Lynn. 2012. Unhoming Pigeons: The Postal Principle in Lynn Hershman Leeson and Hussein Chalayan. Derrida Today, 5(1), pp. 92-110. ISSN 1754-8500

Animal transference: a "mole-like progression" in C. J. Cherryh
Turner, Lynn. 2011. Animal transference: a "mole-like progression" in C. J. Cherryh. Mosaic: a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature, 44(3), pp. 163-175.

When Species Kiss: some recent correspondence between animots
Turner, Lynn. 2010. When Species Kiss: some recent correspondence between animots. Humanimalia – a journal of human/animal interface studies, 2(1), pp. 60-85. ISSN 2151-8645

‘stop looking for some single defining difference’: the ongoing Arkhe of Donna Haraway’
Turner, Lynn. 2008. ‘stop looking for some single defining difference’: the ongoing Arkhe of Donna Haraway’. Parallax, 14(3), pp. 142-145. ISSN 1353-4645

Wind Up: the Machine-Event of Tape
Turner, Lynn. 2007. Wind Up: the Machine-Event of Tape. Camera Obscura Feminism Culture and Media Studies, 22(164), pp. 112-135. ISSN 02705346

Differential Vibrations: On Things that Go Buzz in the Night: For K.K, the girl next door
Turner, Lynn. 2007. Differential Vibrations: On Things that Go Buzz in the Night: For K.K, the girl next door. The Journal of Visual Culture, 6(3), pp. 437-439.

Braiding Polyphony: Je tu il elle (& lui)
Turner, Lynn. 2003. Braiding Polyphony: Je tu il elle (& lui). Performance Research, 8(1), pp. 93-99. ISSN 13528165

‘Sexual Difference’
Turner, Lynn. 2003. ‘Sexual Difference’. The Year’s Work in Cultural & Critical Theory, 11, pp. 317-332.

Translation Reading Sex
Turner, Lynn. 2002. Translation Reading Sex. Parallax, 8(4), pp. 57-70. ISSN 13534645

‘Lift off: il n’y a pas de deux hors texte’
Turner, Lynn. 2002. ‘Lift off: il n’y a pas de deux hors texte’. The Journal of Visual Culture, 1(3), pp. 372-374. ISSN 14704129

‘Translation Reading Sex’
Turner, Lynn. 2002. ‘Translation Reading Sex’. Parallax, 8(4), pp. 57-70. ISSN 1353-4645

‘Translating John Malkovich’
Turner, Lynn. 2002. ‘Translating John Malkovich’. Performance Research, 7(2), pp. 132-137. ISSN 1352-8165

‘Documentary Friction: Visual & Vocal Strategies in Surname Viet: Given Name Nam’
Turner, Lynn. 1997. ‘Documentary Friction: Visual & Vocal Strategies in Surname Viet: Given Name Nam’. Parallax, 1(3), pp. 81-93. ISSN 1353-4645

Conference or Workshop Item

‘Give them some more time’: the ends of sacrifice in White God
Turner, Lynn. 2017. '‘Give them some more time’: the ends of sacrifice in White God'. In: Out of Time, SLSA annual conference. Arizona State University, United States 9-12 Nov 2017.

Sacrifice and Decision: cinematic carnophallogocentrism
Turner, Lynn. 2017. 'Sacrifice and Decision: cinematic carnophallogocentrism'. In: The Political Animal. The Showroom, London, United Kingdom 2 Sept 2017.

Podcasting: The Becoming-Space of Voices’
Turner, Lynn. 2017. 'Podcasting: The Becoming-Space of Voices’'. In: Wild Minds. ICA, London, United Kingdom 31 March 2017.

The Oestrus Complex: soliciting the sexual contract of whale song
Turner, Lynn. 2017. 'The Oestrus Complex: soliciting the sexual contract of whale song'. In: Animal Utterances. University of Bristol, United Kingdom 25-26 May 2016.

Voice (podcasting)
Turner, Lynn. 2016. 'Voice (podcasting)'. In: Derrida Today. Goldsmiths, United Kingdom 08-11 June 2016.

Derrida Today
Turner, Lynn and Anderson, Nicole. 2016. 'Derrida Today'. In: Derrida Today. Goldsmiths, United Kingdom 8-11 June 2016.

Fort Spa: Biopoetics in Elizabeth A. Wilson, Sandor Ferenczi & Jacques Derrida
Turner, Lynn. 2015. 'Fort Spa: Biopoetics in Elizabeth A. Wilson, Sandor Ferenczi & Jacques Derrida'. In: 'After Biopolitics' Society for Literature, Science and the Arts, SLSA. Rice University, United States.

Telefoam
Turner, Lynn. 2014. 'Telefoam'. In: 4th Derrida Today conference. Fordham University, United States 28 May - 31 May 2014.

Insect Asides (Deconstruction is/in Performance Philosophy)
Turner, Lynn. 2013. 'Insect Asides (Deconstruction is/in Performance Philosophy)'. In: What is Performance Philosophy?. University of Surrey, United Kingdom.

Secrets and Lies: eating in the darkness in China Mieville's Embassytown
Turner, Lynn. 2012. 'Secrets and Lies: eating in the darkness in China Mieville's Embassytown'. In: Cosmopolitan Animals. UCL, United Kingdom.

'Tape' plays Teletribunals
Turner, Lynn. 2011. ''Tape' plays Teletribunals'. In: Legal media: a colloquium in memory of Cornelia Vismann. Showroom, London, United Kingdom 10-11 June 2011.

Two genetically modified films
Turner, Lynn. 2011. 'Two genetically modified films'. In: Life Itself. Goldsmiths, London, United Kingdom 28 January 2011.

Homing pigeon: the postal principle and Lynn Hershmann's 'Conceiving Ada'
Turner, Lynn. 2010. 'Homing pigeon: the postal principle and Lynn Hershmann's 'Conceiving Ada''. In: Derrida Today. London, United Kingdom 19-21 July 2010.

Telecommunications: the undoing of DNA
Turner, Lynn. 2009. 'Telecommunications: the undoing of DNA'. In: 7th European Feminist Research Conference. Utrecht, Netherlands 4-7 June 2009.

Audio

PAPERWEIGHT RADIO: ANIMALS (S2, EP2)
Turner, Lynn. 2014. PAPERWEIGHT RADIO: ANIMALS (S2, EP2).