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Norman Jewison Series: Slavoj Žižek

Oct 1, 2012, 7pm-9pm

The Norman Jewison Series presents cultural critic and philosopher Slavoj Žižek, a superstar in the world of contemporary theory.

Hot on the heels of the Toronto International Film Festival’s premiere of The Pervert's Guide to Ideology, this special event features a public screening of Part 3 of The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema, followed by a 30 minute conversation onstage with Žižek and Matthew Flisfeder (author of The Symbolic The Sublime and Slavoj Žižek's Theory of Film) and a 20 minute Q&A with the audience.

Called the ‘Elvis Presley of philosophy' as well as an 'academic rock star', Žižek  is known  internationally for his innovative interpretations of Jacques Lacan. He is a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and a visiting professor at a number of American Universities (Columbia, Princeton, New School for Social Research, New York University, University of Michigan).

Žižek's work has been characterized as vibrant and full of humour, with a blatant disregard for distinctions between high and low forms of culture. He is author of The Indivisible Remainder; The Sublime Object of Ideology; The Metastases of Enjoyment; Looking Awry: Jacques Lacan through Popular Culture; The Plague of Fantasies; and The Ticklish Subject.

This event is co-presented by TIFF.

The Norman Jewison Series is based in the Department of Film, York University, and sponsored by the Norman and Margaret Jewison Charitable Foundation. The series features talks and screenings by a wide variety of guests, including noted Canadian and international filmmakers, writers, film historians and theorists.

Admission: $12  |  Map & Directions
 


Location:TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. West, Toronto
Sponsor:TIFF & the Department of Film, Faculty of Fine Arts, York University
Web Sitehttp://tiff.net/filmsandschedules/tiffbelllightbox/2012/2550004276
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