Fuckology has received quite a bit of media attention over the Christmas and new year period.
Lisa is currently working on a new research project about selfishness and gender. She is focusing on the cultural meanings ascribed to female figures who espouse a philosophy of selfishness, including the French Decadent writer Rachilde, the American prophet of capitalism Ayn Rand, and the late British Conservative prime minister Margaret Thatcher.
In November 2014, Lisa delivered her inaugural lecture (a professor’s public address to her academic community and interested others) at the University of Birmingham on this topic.
You can watch Lisa’s inaugural lecture on YouTube here.
An article about the lecture appeared in the Times Higher Education here.
Lisa intends to develop the project presented in her lecture into a book during her 2 semesters of research leave in the academic year 2015-16.
Copies of Lisa’s new book, Fuckology: Critical Essays on John Money’s Diagnostic Concepts, co-authored with Iain Morland and Nikki Sullivan, arrived hot off the press at her office in Birmingham today.
You can get your hands on a copy too.
A review by Belinda Morrissey appeared in leading humanities journal New Formations this month. It can be downloaded as a PDF here.
Lisa did a reading from The Subject of Murder at Birmingham’s ‘Book to the Future’ literary festival in October.
Amy Hunt wrote this blog post about the event:
A couple of new reviews of The Subject of Murder have recently appeared:
Lisa launched her book in the wonderful surroundings of St Bartholomew’s Pathology Museum, London, on 3rd May 2013.
Here are some pictures of the event. The amazing book cakes were made by Lucy Bolton. Books were provided and sold by Waterstones, London Wall.
Images showing the building are copyright St Bart’s Pathology Museum.