Vicky Lebeau

Position: Professor of English, Director of Doctoral School
Institution: University of Sussex
Geographical areas: Transnational, North America, Northern Europe

Research areas: Psychoanalysis and visual culture; childhood and class.

Profile

Have published widely in the field of psychoanalysis and visual culture. My work is deeply engaged by the power of the image – be it visual or verbal – in public discourse: for example, the figure of the black child in civil rights discourse; the idea of ‘welfare’ in contemporary discussion of the postwar settlement; the representation of sexuality and terrorism in contemporary fiction and painting; the figure of the child in contemporary cinema.

Relevant Publications

Lebeau, Vicky (2013) ‘Stick that knife in me’: Shane Meadows’ children. Journal of British Cinema and Television, 10 (4). pp. 878-889. ISSN 1743-4521

Lebeau, Vicky (2009) The arts of looking: D.W. Winnicott and Michael Haneke. Screen, 50 (1). pp. 35-44. ISSN 0036-9543

Lebeau, Vicky (2008) Review: T J Clark, ‘The sight of death: an experiment in art writing’. Textual Practice, 22 (4). pp. 806-811. ISSN 0950-236X

Lebeau, Vicky (2008) Strange contracts: Elfriede Jelinek and Michael Haneke. Projections, 1 (2). pp. 57-82. ISSN 1934-9688

Lebeau, Vicky (2008) Childhood and cinema. Reaktion and Chicago, London. ISBN 9781861893529

Lebeau, Vicky (2006) Children of violence: Frantz Fanon’s Black Skin, White Masks. In: Silverman, Max (ed.) Frantz Fanon’s ‘Black Skin, White Masks’. Texts in Culture . Manchester University Press, pp. 128-145. ISBN 9780719064487

Lebeau, Vicky (2005) The unwelcome child: Elizabeth Eckford and Hannah Arendt. In: McCarthy, Cameron, Crichlow, Warren, Dimitriadis, Greg and Dolby, Nadine (eds.) Race, identity and representation in education. Routledge, New York, pp. 235-242. ISBN 9780415949934

Lebeau, Vicky (2004) The unwelcome child: Elizabeth Eckford and Hannah Arendt. Journal of Visual Culture, 3 (1). pp. 51-62. ISSN 1470-4129

Lebeau, Vicky (2001) Another child of violence. New Formations (42). pp. 19-29. ISSN 0950-2378

Lebeau, Vicky (2001) Psychoanalysis and cinema: the play of shadows. Short Cuts, 8 . Wallflower Press/Columbia UP, London. ISBN 9781903364192

Lebeau, Vicky (2000) A child in question. Angelaki, 5 (1). 149 – 157. ISSN 0969-725X

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