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Slavoj Žižek Film Masterclass and Q&A

Oct 2, 2012, 10am-12pm

Cultural critic and philospher Slavoj Žižek is considered a superstar in the world of contemporary theory.  He will give a public talk targeted to post-secondary graduate students and faculty, followed by a 20-minute Q&A with the audience.

Called the ‘Elvis Presley of philosophy' and 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.

Admission is free  |  Map & Directions


Location:TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. West, Toronto
Sponsor:Department of Film, Faculty of Fine Arts
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