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|