“What could be more convincing, moreover, than the gesture of laying one’s cards face up on the table?”
― Jacques Lacan
Most of my research revolves around the question of subjectivity, its formation, dynamics, limits and possibilities. I primarily work with the texts of Lacan, Freud, Deleuze & Guattari, Foucault, Melanie Klein, Manual de Landa, Pierre Legendre, Paul Virilio, the Frankfurt School, Nestor Braunstein, and Michelangelo Antonioni. I am currently writing a multi-volume book on psychoanalysis in California that develops several interrelated lines of inquiry on the themes of the law, the father, the institution, “nature”, the “body”, anxiety, jouissance, technology/technica, design & architecture, acoustic genealogies, and revolution, as a means of deepening and complexifying the question of subjectivity.
Some Recent Publications:
Castrillón, Fernando. Apocalypse Now? Barbarism and Psychoanalysis (F. Castrillón, D. Koren, J.P. Lebrun) in the European Journal of Psychoanalysis. April 2017.
Castrillón, Fernando & Webster, Jamieson. Special issue of The European Journal of Psychoanalysis entitled Feminine Pathologies. January 2016.
Castrillón, Fernando. “Translating Angst: Inhibitions and Symptoms in Anglo-American Psychoanalysis” in The European Journal of Psychoanalysis. July 2014.
Castrillón, Fernando & Vakoch, Douglas eds. Ecopsychology, Phenomenology, and the Environment: The Experience of Nature. Springer Press, 2014.
Castrillón, Fernando & Vakoch, Douglas eds. Spring 2010. ReVision, 31(3 &4). Special Double issue entitled “Ecopsychology”. I co-edited this double-issue that includes an article of mine: “Digitizing the Psyche: Human/Nature in the Age of Intelligent Machines“.
Castrillón, Fernando (2008). “Digital Teleologies, Imperial Threshold Machinic Assemblages and the Colonization of the Cosmos: A Post-Structuralist Interpretation of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey” in Proceedings of the Epic of Evolution Conference, 2008. Collins Foundation Press.