Joaquin Venturini

Research and Teaching Interests

Psychoanalysis (Freud, Lacan), disciplinary and sovereign power, history of madness and abnormality, history of sexuality (Foucault, Castels), gifts and commodities exchange related to the problem of vengeance, justice, and punishment (Mauss, Derrida).

Biography

Since the completion of my degree in Social Anthropology, I have worked as professor and researcher at the University of the Republic. I began my Ph.D. in the Spanish program at the University of Notre Dame in August 2020 honored with a presidential fellowship.

Research interests Psychoanalysis (Freud, Lacan), disciplinary and sovereign power, history of madness and abnormality, history of sexuality (Foucault, Castels), gifts and commodities exchange related to the problem of vengeance, justice, and punishment (Mauss, Derrida).

Currently, my work is oriented towards the relations between psychoanalysis and poststructuralism, particularly in the work of Michel Foucault. I am interested in the decline of sovereign power, centered on the punishment of the transgressor, and the expansion of disciplinary power, centered on the incorporation of the anomalous (madness, neurosis, sexuality) into our culture.

I am also studying the Freudian concept of the Unheimlich for aesthetic-literary research. Following E. Trías on the modern nature of the enjoyment for uncanny scenes, I think that the figure of the specter becomes increasingly influent in 19th century fictional imaginary. Thus, I am especially interested in the ghost as a figure of the uncanny par excellence and its different variations (vampire, doppelganger, undead, animation of the inert) in the imaginary that has nourished modern narrative and its influence on Hispanic-American literature in the time of our modernization.

Publications

Books

A. Craviotto Corbellini y J. Venturini Corbellini (Eds.). Saber, placer, verdad. Michel Foucault y el psicoanálisis. Montevideo: 2019, CSIC, Departamento de publicaciones de la UdelaR. Disponible en: https://www.passeidireto.com/arquivo/86511782/venturini-craviotto-saber-placer-verdad-michel-foucault-y-el-psicoanalisis

A.M. Fernández Caraballo y J. Venturini Corbellini (Eds.). Estudios sobre aprendizaje. Sujeto, psicopedagogía, psicoanálisis. Montevideo: 2019. Departamento de Publicaciones de Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educacion, UdelaR. Disponible en: https://www.fhuce.edu.uy/images/comunicacion/publicaciones/instituto%20de%20educaci%C3%B3n/Estudios_sobre_aprendizaje_-_Fernndez_y_Venturini.pdf

Peer reviewed works

Venturini, J. Metapsicología, estructura, sujeto. De las valencias del yo al estadio del espejo. In: A. M. Fernández Caraballo (Ed.). La identificación en psicoanálisis. Claves para el estudio en la enseñanza y el aprendizaje. Montevideo: 2017, CSIC, Departamento de publicaciones de la UdelaR.

Venturini, J. Del «sujeto de la ciencia» y la «Ideología». Un desencuentro entre Lacan y Althusser. Memorias del Coloquio Internacional 50 años de Lire le capital. October 28, 29 and 30 of 2015. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Online: https://libros.fahce.unlp.edu.ar/index.php/libros/catalog/book/84

Interviews

Venturini, J.: Craviotto, A. Los rostros de Foucault. Entrevista a Edgardo Castro. Ñacate, Journal of the Ecole lacanienne de psychanalise. Online: http://www.revistanacate.com/entrevistas/entrevista-a-edgardo-castro-los-rostros-de-foucault-2017

Venturini, J.: Craviotto, A. En torno a Foucault. Una bestia magnífica. Entrevista a Edgardo Castro. In: Semanario Brecha. November 24. Montevideo.

Reviews

Marcelino Viera. Modernidad sublimada. Escritura y política en el Río de la Plata. In: Orbis Tertius, vol. 25, núm. 31, 2020. Online: http://sedici.unlp.edu.ar/bitstream/handle/10915/101686/Versi%C3%B3n_en_PDF.pdf?sequence=1