Voela A, M Tsilimpounidi, A Sampson, (2015). Food bank managers: between the clients and the state, Journal of Critical Social Policy.
Voela, A (2015, in print) Wit(h)nessing the other’s trauma: an exploration of Barbara Loftus’s painting through the work of Bracha Ettigner, in O’Loughlin, M and Charles, M. (eds), The Ethcis of Remembering and the Consequences of Forgetting: Essays on Trauma, History, Memory, Rowman & Littlefield.
Voela, A. and Newlands M (forthcoming, 2015), Space and Loss, A Lacanian Interpretation of Heterotopic Spaces, in Society & Culture.
Voela, A. (forthcoming, 2015), Radical-Ethical Spaces: the case of the dissolution of the Blackheath environmentalist camp, in Shaw, Debbie et al. Radical Spaces: Exploring Politics and Practice, New York: Rowman & Littlefield.
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 (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.
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) In Search of Higg’s Boson, in Bennett, P and J McDougal (eds), Barthes’ Mythologies Today, Readings in Contemporary Culture, London: Routledge, pp. 57-61.
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. (2012) Antigone and her Double: Lacan and Baudrillard, Journal for Cultural Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14797585.2012.733604
Voela, A. (2012), In the Name of the Father – or Not: Individual and Society in Popular Culture, Deleuzian Theory and Lacanian Psychoanalysis, in Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, vol 17(3), pp. 262-277.
Voela, A. (2011), Heterotopia Revisited: Foucault and Lacan on Feminine Subjectivity, in Subjectivity, vol 4(2), pp.168-182.
Grants and awards
Visualisations from Memory
Leverhulme Artist in Residence Barbara Loftus is currently working with Angie and other Psychosocial Studies members of staff on a project called Visualisation from Memory. Visualisation from Memory hails from the trans-generational transmission of the Holocaust trauma and proceeds to ask how the memories of others are received today, in the context of a Western-European culture that seems to be shifting from ‘remembering’ to ‘amnesia’ and therapeutic discourses of ‘letting go’ and ‘moving on’. As an artistic practice Visualisation from Memory transcends race and culture, inviting individuals of different backgrounds to share and receive the memories of others. The activities involving students are not concerned with developing an art practice, but encouraging them to look into their own past and consider the emotional benefit to be gained by different kinds of visualisation. Two themes, memory-childhood-homes and trans-generational trauma have been selected as most relevant to the programme. Workshops and lectures are taking over two semesters, ending December 2014.
Softening the Urban Fabric
June 2013: Day conference co-organised with Dr Myrto Tsilimpounidi with the suppot of UEL Small Research Grants.
After Oedipus: Psychoanalysis, Philosophy, and Myth in Contemporary Culture (forthcoming monograph, Palgrave Macmillan): Examining the use of myth in contemporary popular and high culture, this book proposes that the aporetic subject (a person that encounters the limits of knowledge) is the contemporary subject par excellence. After Oedipus is therefore written from the point of view of a subject who does not ask ‘who am I?’ like Oedipus but a different question: ‘Is there truth?’ or ‘Will I recognise truth when I come across it?’. The book draws on the works of Jacques Lacan, Michel Foucault, Jean Baudrillard and Bernard Stiegler.
We Need to Talk About Family:
Essays on Neoliberalism, The Family and Popular Culture, (edited by Roberta Garrett, Tracey Jensen and Angie Voela, forthcoming, Cambridge Scholars). This volume combines psychoanalytic, sociological and cultural studies approaches to the following questions: How has neoliberalism changed the practices and that ways we represent the family? How do popular cultural texts reshape, resist or reinforce neoliberal conceptions of the traditional family? How can we disentangle ‘individuality’ and ‘family’ from the grip of neoliberalism and redefine their content, relevance and significance?
If not now, when? Feminism in contemporary activist, social and educational contexts (special issue, Gender and Education, 2016, Angie Voela and Olivia Gualrado, eds). This edited volume focuses on the present moment of feminism and the presence of feminism on the streets and in mainstream society. It combines theoretically informed and empirical contributions on contemporary feminist endeavours, strategies, values, lessons learnt, and new or emerging debates and challenges. It explores the pedagogical aspect of contemporary feminism, as well as testimonies of politicisation and mobilisation relevant to the formation of a feminist consciousness.
Food banks and the effects of austerity in East London: This project examines the effects of food poverty and austerity in East London.
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 & 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.
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 (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
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.