Russell, Francis

Curtin University

Francis Russell is a lecturer in the faculty of humanities at Curtin University. He researches the philosophy of madness, and neoliberal culture. His most recent research has been published in The Journal of Cultural Research, Somatechnics, Culture, Theory & Critique, and Transformations. Alongside the contemporary artist David Attwood, he is the co-editor of The Art of Laziness: Contemporary Art and Post-Work Politics (Art + Australia 2020). 2022 will see the publication of his book, Screen Therapies: Digital Health, Sanity, and Ideology (Routledge).


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