Research Stream

R.A. Goodrich

R.A. Goodrich is an Associate Investigator (AI 2014, 2015) at Deakin University. Since gaining his doctorate from University of Melbourne in 1994, Dr R.A. Goodrich has taught in the fields of Linguistics, Creative Writing, Literary Studies, and Philosophy at Deakin University where he was Postgraduate Research (HDR) Co-ordinator for the combined Faculty of Arts and Education between 2001 and 2012.

Many of his current collaborative projects derive from his background in philosophy and linguistics, including a longitudinal study of the behavioural, cognitive, and linguistic development of higher functioning children withinthe autistic spectrum and related disorders; medical and philosophical debates over the nature of disorderly emotions since the early eighteenth century (supported by the CHE); and an analysis of the 1943/1944 New York writing workshops of the novelist Christina Stead.
 
Since the late ‘nineties, he has co-edited the arts-practice online refereed journal, Double Dialogues, as well as co-convened its national and international conferences. During the same period, he has contributed to such journals as Educational Philosophy & Theory, Journal of Aesthetic Education, Literature & Aesthetics, TEXT, and Philosophical Psychology as well as an extensive set of critiques since 2005 for Metapsychology. His co-edited volume, The Event, the Subject, and the Artwork: Into the Twenty-First Century was published in 2015 by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Contact

godric0407@bigpond.com

Research

Disorderly Emotions: British Philosophical and Medical Debates, 1700–1798

Relevant Presentations

Conference Paper: 'Medical Humanities, Methodology and the  History of Emotions’, CHE Third International Conference 'The Future of Emotions: Conversations Without Borders', The University of Western Australia, 13–15 June 2018.

Conference Paper: ‘Jane Austen and Louis Charland: Passionate Love in Fiction and in Theory’, ‘Love and Symbolic Imagination’ panel, ‘Love and the Word’ Australasian Universities Languages and Literature Association Conference 2016, Victoria University, Melbourne, 7–9 December 2016.

Symposium Presentation (with Maryrose Hall): ‘Voicing Frustration’, ‘Children’s Voices in Contemporary Australia’, UMelb, 9 September 2016.

Conference Paper: ‘Cognitive Narratology: Confronting Disorderly Emotions in William Godwin’s Caleb Williams [1794]’, ‘Moving Minds: Converting Cognition and Emotions in History’ conference, Macquarie University, 2–4 March 2016.

Collaboratory Paper: 'William Reddy on the Play of Emotives', 2015 CHE Meanings Program Collaboratory 'Play of Emotions', UWA, 19–20 November 2015.

Conference Paper: 'Kurt Goldstein and the Concrete-Abstract Distinction', A.S.C.P. Annual Conference, Australian Catholic University, 4–6 December 2014 [questioning whether the binary division between concrete and abstract can be applied to the cognitive and the affective alike]

Conference Paper: 'Wollstonecraft and Hartley: Assaying the Passions', ASAL & CHE 'Literature & Affect' Conference, The University of Melbourne, 2–4 July 2014 [questioning whether M.W.’s 1788 Bildungsroman can be interpreted in light of D.H.’s hierarchically associative framework]

Relevant Publications

Goodrich, R. A. ‘Futurist Ruptures? Cubist Ruptures?’. Double Dialogues 19 (2018): 1–10.

Goodrich, R. A. ‘Jacques Derrida: Artaud the Moma’. Phenomenological Reviews 4 (2018): 1–13.

McCulloch, A. and R. A. Goodrich, eds. The Event, the Subject, and the Artwork: Into the Twenty-First Century. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015.

'Diagnosing the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders', Metapsychology 18.46 (2014): 1–4.

'Mindshaping: A New Framework for Understanding Human Social Cognition'. Metapsychology 18.20 (2014): 1–4.

Other Publications

Goodrich, R. A. ‘In/Transit, In Translation’. In/Transit, Double Dialogues 20 (Spring 2018). Forthcoming.

Goodrich, R. A. ‘Jacques Derrida: Artaud the Moma’. Phenomenological Reviews 4 (2018): 1–13. 

Goodrich, R. A. ‘Concepts and Causes in the Philosophy of Disease’. Metapsychology 22.5 (2018): 1–4.

Goodrich, R. A., ed. ‘Lighting Our Darkness’, special issue, Double Dialogues 18 (2016).

Goodrich, R. A. ‘Metaphor, a Meditation in a Minor Key’. Double Dialogues 18 (2016): 2–9.

Reviews

Goodrich, R. A. ‘Concepts and Causes in the Philosophy of Disease’. Metapsychology 22.5 (2018): 1–4.

Goodrich, R. A. Review of Atkinson, Meera, The Poetics of Transgenerational Trauma (London/New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017). Emotions: History, Culture, Society 2.1 (2018): 155–57.

Goodrich, R. A. Review ‘Education for the Human Brain’. Educational Philosophy & Theory 48.3 (2016): 313–16.

Goodrich, R. A.  Review ‘A Conceptual History of Psychology’. Metapsychology 20.14 (2016): 1–4.

Goodrich, R. A. Review ‘Becoming Human: The Ontogenesis, Metaphysics, and Expression of Human Emotionality’. Metapsychology 20.31 (2016): 1-4.