Claudie Massicotte: Trance Speakers

I really enjoyed adopting this position of the medium, where I was searching for these voices that had been forgotten or erased from history...[I became] the one who would transmit these voices to others.
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Claudie Massicotte discusses her book Trance Speakers: Femininity and Authorship in Spiritual Seances, 1850-1930 with Chris Richardson. Massicotte specializes in psychoanalysis, literary theory, and the Victorian occult. She earned her MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Montreal and her Ph.D. in Theory and Criticism from The University of Western Ontario. She has published on Freud in Psychoanalytic Dialogues and The Encyclopedia of Trauma and on artistic representations of the unconscious in the Canadian Journal of Film Studies, the Canadian Art Review, and the edited volume Trains, Literature, and Culture. After completing her postdoctoral research sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) at The University of California Los Angeles, she became Director of Interdisciplinary Studies and Assistant Professor of Literary Theory and Criticism at Young Harris College. 

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