Single Authored Books
Make Me Yours: How Art Seduces, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016
Madness, Women and the Power of Art, edited by Frances Davies and Laura Gonzalez, Oxford, Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2013.
Laura Bissell, Mona Bozdog, Laura Gonzalez and Aby Watson, eds. Scottish Journal of Performance Special Issue Art of Care, Vol.5, Issue 1, 2018.
Laura Bissell, Mona Bozdog, Laura Gonzalez and Aby Watson, Editorial, Scottish Journal of Performance Special Issue Art of Care, Vol.5, Issue 1, 2018, pp. 5-11.
Laura Bissell, Laura Gonzalez, Dee Heddon and Simon Murray, Afterword: Acts of Care Scottish Journal of Performance Special Issue Art of Care, Vol.5, Issue 1, 2018, pp. 179-184.
‘Hosting Hysteria’, Translating across Sensory and Linguistic Borders: Intersemiotic Journeys between Media, Madeleine Campbell and Ricarda Vidal (eds), Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, pp. 167-184.
‘Work of Art as Analyst as Work of Art’, Transpositions Aesthetico-Epistemic
Operators in Artistic Research, Michael Schwab (ed), Orpheus Institute, 2018, pp. 75–95. Free ebook here.
‘Crossing the Cyprus Divide Armed with Pen and Paper’, with Dr Myria Christophini (main author), Peace as a global language: Explorations of peace in practice: Selected Papers, M. Parrish & R. Richardson (eds), Kobe: Peace as a Global Language, 2018, pp. 289-359
‘Reading as Creative Practice’. In The Adapt-r Creativity Book, Brussels: KU Leuven, 2017, pp. 169–177.
‘Seduction in Works of Art’. In Seduction in Popular Culture, Psychology, and Philosophy, ed by Constantino Pereira Martins, Fabrizio Macagno, Manuel José Damásio, Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2016, pp. 165-187. Table of contents available here.
‘Between laughter and crying’, co-written with Dr Eleanor Bowen. In Madness, Women and the Power of Art, edited by Frances Davies and Laura Gonzalez, Oxford, Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2013, pp. 197–234.
‘The Hysteric as Mad: Unfolding an Exquisite Corpse’, co-written with Dr Eleanor Bowen. In ‘Beyond these Walls: Confronting Madness in Society, Literature and Art’ [ebook], edited by Helen Goodman, Bernadette V. Russo and Joana Zózimo, Oxford, Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2013.
Cover of ELSE journal (Untitled, composite image created with Christopher Danowski), inaugural issue 0, April 2014.
B (page as dance stage), printed work in Crux Desperationis, issue 5 (PDF 3.7MB), Montevideo, January 2014, p. 12.
Provocatrice II, printed work in The Brooklyn Review 29th issue, 2012.
Papers and articles
Body Anxiety: Woman As Bearer Of The Look, Furtherfield, 24.03.15.
‘Trance art and other possessions’, co-authored with Christopher Danowski, ELSE Journal, Issue 0, October 2014, pp. 140–147.
‘Other Mothers’, curatorial statement for the exhibition Alternative Maternals, artists: Deborah Dudley (USA), Linda Duvall (Canada), Jeca Rodriguez Colón (Puerto Rico), Miriam Schaer (USA), Valerie Walkerdine (UK), 03–09 August 2014, Lindner Project Space, Berlin. Read PDF (1MB).
‘What’s the First Thing You Ever Made, Laura Gonzalez?’ The Project Room Off Paper, 2011. Read it here.
‘Kissing exposed to the gaze’. New Associations, issue 3, summer 2010, p. 15. Read PDF (1.7MB).
‘Cities that fold in on themselves’. In Gaia Persico (curator), Urban Origami. Exhibition catalogue. PM Gallery & House, 1 July – 29 August 2010. London: Arttra, pp. 8-9. Read PDF (70KB)
‘Stranger, Seducer’. In Conference Proceedings from Transmission: Hospitality. 1-3 July 2010, Sheffield Hallam University.
The Edge of Emptiness; an essay on Thomas Joshua Cooper. Arttra. Forum for Contemporary Arts, 2005. Read PDF (100KB).
[Spanish / Español]: El mundo de Sophie: El espejismo del artista
[Spanish / Español]: Piel contra piedra
Precarious Art Essay, unpublished Masters dissertation, Wimbledon School of Art, 2001
‘Mind the gap!: Working papers on practice-based doctoral research in the creative arts and media’, Visual Studies, 2017 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1472586X.2017.1320126
We take pictures, therefore we are. A review of Mike Robinson and David Picard’s The Framed World: Tourism, Tourists and Photography. Times Higher Education, No. 1,923, 19-25 November 2009, p. 50. Download PDF (488KB).
Expedition. A journey around the west coast in search of tropical Scotland by Melanie Carvalho. Art & Research, Volume 1. No. 1. Winter 2006/07. Read PDF (117KB).
‘Reading/gHosting Hysteria’, #masshysteria: Hysteria, Politics and Performance Stretegies, UCLA, 01.11.2018
‘Looking West, Looking East’, Viewing Pleasure and Being a Showgirl, How Do I Look? symposium, as part of Alison J. Carr’s book launch, University of Huddersfield, 19.06.18.
‘Embodying hysteria as caring for the self’, (e)motion, Cultural Literacy in Europe second biennial conference, Warsaw, 10-12.05.17
‘Take Care of Yourself’, provocation as part of ‘The Art of Care-full Practice’ symposium, organised by Dee Heddon, Simon Murray, Laura Bissell and Laura González. Take Me Somewhere festival of Performance, Glasgow 05.03.17
‘What does Hysteria want from me?, 33rd PsyArt International Conference on Psychology and the Arts, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, 29.06–04.07.16
‘The Object as Witness’ (co-written with Dr Eleanor Bowen), Material Culture in Action: Practices of making, collecting and re-enacting art and design, The Glasgow School of Art, 07–08 September 2015
‘Mothers, Daughters and Cryptophores’ (co-written with Dr Eleanor Bowen), Motherhood and Creative Practice, London South Bank University, 01–02 June 2015
Chair of the open session ‘Just what is it that makes studio PhDs so different, so appealing?’, College Arts Association, 12 – 15 February 2014, Chicago.
The hysteric as mad: unfolding an exquisite corpse, co-authored with Eleanor Bowen.5th Global Conference: Making Sense of Madness, Thursday 30th August 2012 – Saturday 1st September 2012, Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom. Read paper.
The material sensuousness of a hysteric’s performance. Sensuous Object, Medical Museion, Copenhagen, 29–30 September 2011.
Seduction captured. The Social Life Of Methods, ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change, 6th Annual Conference, 31 August-3 September 2010, St Hugh’s College Oxford.
Stranger, Seducer. Transmission: Hospitality. 1-3 July 2010, Sheffield Hallam University. Download the paper from the conference proceedings.
Make me yours: studying the psychodynamics of seduction through works of art. Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, Middlesex University, 5th June 2010.
What the artwork wants: thoughts for, against and around interpretation in art and psychoanalysis. Co-authored with Sharon Kivland. Research into Practice 2008: the Problem of Interpretation. Royal Society of Arts, London, 31 October 2008. Read paper.
Reflections on seduction. Architexture: Exploring textual and architectural spaces. University of Strathclyde, 15-17 April 2008
Mothers, daughters and cryptophores. Conference contribution: A return to Almodóvar: Roundtable discussion of his most recent film. Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society 2007 Annual Conference – Hope for Hard Times: Anxiety, Alienation and Activism, Rutgers University, 2-4 November 2007
When Freud Visited the Acropolis, Introduction presentation to the ‘Psychoanalysis in Doctoral Research’ panel, Rigorous Holes: Perspectives on Psychoanalytic Theory in Art and Performance Research, Chelsea College of Art, 29-30 May 2007. Watch my presentation.
Created to lead astray: Baudrillard’s seduction in contemporary artefacts, Engaging Baudrillard Conference, Swansea University, 4-6 September 2006