The Collected Works of Slavoj Žižek

Slavoj Žižek in his flat in the center of Ljubljana. The photo is a reference to La Mort de Marat, a 1793 painting by Jacques-Louis David.

Slavoj Žižek is a Hegelian philosopher and psychoanalytic social theorist. He is Senior Researcher at the Department of Philosophy, University of Ljubljana; Professor at the School of Law, Birkbeck, University of London; Distinguished Scholar at the Kyung Hee University, Seoul; and Visiting Professor at the German Department, New York University. His field of work comprises psychoanalytic theory, dialectical-materialist interpretations of German Idealism and Marxist critique of ideology.

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1989, The Sublime Object of Ideology
1991, For They Know Not What They Do
1991, Looking Awry
1992, Enjoy Your Symptom!
1993, Tarrying With the Negative
1994, The Metastases of Enjoyment
1995, Mapping Ideology
1996, The Indivisible Remainder
1997, The Abyss of Freedom / Ages of the World
1997, The Plague of Fantasies
1999, The Ticklish Subject
2000, The Art of the Ridiculous Sublime
2000, The Fragile Absolute
2000, Contingency, Hegemony, Universality
2001, Did Somebody Say Totalitarianism?
2001, On Belief
2001, The Fright of Real Tears
2001, Opera’s Second Death
2001, Repeating Lenin
2002, Welcome to the Desert of the Real
2002, Revolution at the Gates
2003, Organs Without Bodies
2003, The Puppet and the Dwarf
2004, Iraq: The Borrowed Kettle
2005, Interrogating the Real
2006, The Universal Exception
2006, Lacan: The Silent Partners
2006, The Parallax View
2006, How to Read Lacan
2006, The Neighbor
2007, ‘On Practice and Contradiction’ by Mao Tse-Tung
2007, ‘Terrorism and Communism’ by Leon Trotsky
2007, ‘Virtue and Terror’ by Maximilien Robespierre
2008, In Defense of Lost Causes
2008, Violence: Six Sideways Reflections
2009, First As Tragedy, Then As Farce
2009, Mythology, Madness and Laughter
2009, The Monstrosity of Christ
2010, Philosophy in the Present
2010, Living in the End Times
2010, Living in the End of Times | Čas konca časa | 生于末世
2012, Less Than Nothing
2012, God in Pain: Inversions of Apocalypse
2012, The Year of Dreaming Dangerously
2013, What Does Europe Want?
2013, Demanding the Impossible
2013, From Myth To Symptom: the Case of Kosovo
2013, Is It Still Possible to Be a Hegelian Today?
2014, Comradely Greetings
2014, The Most Sublime Hysteric
2014, Event: Philosophy in Transit
2014, Absolute Recoil
2016, The Wagnerian Sublime
2015, Trouble in Paradise
2016, Against the Double Blackmail
2016, Disparities
2016, Antigone
2016, An American Utopia
2017, The Courage of Hopelessness
2017, ‘The Day After the Revolution’ by Vladimir I. Lenin
2017, Incontinence of the Void
2018, Reading Marx
2018, Like A Thief In Broad Daylight
2018, The Relevance of the Communist Manifesto
2019, Sex and the Failed Absolute
2020, A Left That Dares to Speak Its Name: 34 Untimely Interventions
2020, Hegel in a Wired Brain
2020, Pandemic! COVID-19 Shakes the World
2020, Pandemic! 2: Chronicles of a Time Lost


1992, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Lacan (But Were Afraid to Ask Hitchcock)
1994, The Making of Political Identities
2000, Jacques Ranciere: The Politics of Aesthetics
2001, Nietzsche: Revenge and Praise (Pli: The Warwick Journal of Philosophy)
2002, Georg Lukács: A Defence of History and Class Consciousness: Tailism and the Dialectic
2002, Lacan and Science
2002, Reading Seminar XX: Lacan’s Major Work on Love, Knowledge, and Feminine Sexuality
2004, Think Again: Alain Badiou and the Future of Philosophy
2004, Transcendence: Philosophy, Literature, and Theology Approach the Beyond
2004, Polygraph 15/16: Immanence, Transcendence, and Utopia
2004, Hitchcock: Past and Future
2005, Theology and the Political: The New Debate
2005, Time Driven: Metapsychology and the Splitting of the Drive
2007, Adventures in Realism
2007, Lenin Reloaded: Toward a Politics of Truth [SIC 7]
2009, Theories of Race and Racism: A Reader
2009, Cultures of Fear
2010, Paul’s New Moment: Continental Philosophy and the Future of Christian Theology
2010, Alain Badiou: Five Lessons on Wagner
2010, The Idea of Communism
2010, ‘Hvalnica ljubezni’, Alain Badiou & Slavoj Žižek
2010, The Speculative Turn: Continental Materialism and Realism
2011, The Chinese Perspective on Žižek and Žižek′s Perspective on China
2011, Occupy!: Scenes from Occupied America
2011, Hegel and the Infinite: Religion, Politics, and Dialectic
2011, Democracy in What State?
2011, What Does a Jew Want? On Binationalism and Other Specters
2012, The Case for Sanctions Against Israel
2012, In Defence of the Terror: Liberty or Death in the French Revolution
2012, Hegel’s Rabble: An Investigation Into Hegel’s Philosophy of Right
2012, Concept and Form (Cahiers pour l’Analyse)
2013, The Idea of Communism vol. 2: The New York Conference
2013, Penumbr(a)
2013, Biopolitics: A Reader
2014, Žižek’s Jokes
2014, State in Time
2014, Theology after Lacan: The Passion for the Real
2015, The Slovene re-actualization of Hegel’s philosophy
2016, Slavoj Žižek and Dialectical Materialism
2016, The Idea of Communism vol. 3: The Seoul Conference
2016, Sex and Nothing: Bridges from Psychoanalysis to Philosophy
2016, Is Lacan an Anti-Philosopher?
2018, Janez Janša and Beyond

Secondary Literature

2003, ‘Slavoj Žižek’ by Tony Myers | Routledge Critical Thinkers
2004, Glyn Daly: Conversations With Žižek
2004, Ian Parker: Slavoj Žižek – A Critical Introduction
2004, Matthew Sharpe: A Little Piece of the Real
2005, Rex Butler: Slavoj Žižek – Live Theory
2005, Geoff Boucher, Jason Glynos, Matthew Sharpe: Traversing the Fantasy
2006, Jodi Dean: Žižek’s Politics
2007, Fabio Vighi & Heiko Feldner: Žižek – Beyond Foucault
2008, Adam Kotsko: Žižek and Theology
2008, Adrian Johnston: Žižek’s Ontology
2008, Marcus Pound: A (Very) Critical Introduction
2008, Thomas Brockelman: Žižek and Heidegger
2009, Adrian Johnston: Badiou, Žižek, and Political Transformations
2010, Fabio Vighi: On Žižek’s Dialectics
2010, Matthew Sharpe & Geoff Boucher: Žižek and Politics: A Critical Introduction
2011, Introducing Slavoj Žižek: A Graphic Guide
2012, Kelsey Wood: Žižek: A Reader’s Guide
2012, Matthew Flisfeder: The Symbolic, the Sublime, and Slavoj Žižek’s Theory of Film
2013, ‘The Left Hemisphere: Mapping Critical Theory Today’ by Razmig Keucheyan
2013, Žižek Now: Current Perspectives in Žižek Studies
2014, Žižek and His Contemporaries: On the Emergence of the Slovenian Lacan
2014, ‘The Žižek Dictionary’ by Rex Butler
2015, Žižek and Law (Nomikoi: Critical Legal Thinkers)
2015, Repeating Žižek
2018, ‘Does the Internet Have an Unconscious? Slavoj Žižek and Digital Culture’ by Clint Burnham
2018, ‘The Reception of Paul the Apostle in the Works of Slavoj Žižek’ by Ole Jakob Løland

Recorded Lec­tures

2002, On Belief and Oth­er­ness
2003, Mar­kets Without Sub­stance
2004, The Real­ity of the Vir­tual
2004, A Plea for Eth­ical Viol­ence
2004, 8. June, The Spectator’s Malevol­ent Neut­ral­ity
2006, Rules, Race and Mel Gib­son
2006, Mas­ter­class on Jacques Lacan: A Lat­eral Intro­duc­tion
2007, Mater­i­al­ism and Theo­logy
2008, 16. Septem­ber, Left in Dark Times
2009, The Return to Hegel
2009, The Reflec­tion of Life in Hegel
2009, The Inter­ac­tion with the Other in Hegel
2009, Con­front­ing Human­ity & The Post-Mod­ern
2009, Anti-Semit­ism, Anti-Semite and Jew
2009, The Ambi­gu­ity of Obscen­ity
2009, 20. Janu­ary, No Sex please, We are Post-Human
2009, 6. March, Why Todestrieb is a Philo­soph­ical Concept
2009, June, Notes Towards a Defin­i­tion of Com­mun­ist Cul­ture Mas­ter­class
2009, 3. July, The Poetic-Mil­it­ary com­plex ~ or ~ The Actu­al­ity of Plato’s Cri­tique of Poetry
2009, 20. Octo­ber, We’re Only Human
2009, 17. Novem­ber, The Uses and Mis­uses of Viol­ence
2009, 24. Novem­ber, Apo­ca­lyptic Times
2010, Philo­sophy and Com­mun­ism (fea­tur­ing Alain Badiou)
2010, 28. May, Is Lacan an Anti-Philo­sopher? (fea­tur­ing Alain Badiou)
2010, July, Com­mun­ism in the 21st Cen­tury
2010, 13. Octo­ber, Are Cata­strophes Vir­tual?
2011, 23. March, The Idea of Communism and its Actuality
2011, 25. March, Lacan and Sexual Difference
2011, 26. March, The Lim­its of Hegel
2011, 1. July, Great Minds
2011, 21. Octo­ber, Free­dom in the Clouds
2011, 5. Novem­ber, The Empower­ment of the Right and the Dis­sol­u­tion of the Left
2011, 17. December, The Animal Doesn’t Exist
2012, The Wire 〜 or 〜 the clash of civilisations in one country
2012, Onto­lo­gical Incom­plete­ness in Paint­ing, Lit­er­at­ure and Quantum The­ory
2012, The Buddhist Ethic and the Spirit of Global Cap­it­al­ism
2012, Com­mun­ist Absconditus
2012, On Mel­an­choly
2012, The Func­tion of Fantasy in the Lacanian Real
2012, Objet petit a and the Func­tion of Ideo­logy
2012, Being and Sub­jectiv­ity
2012, Lacanian Theo­logy and Buddhism
2012, The Big Other and The Event of Sub­jectiv­ity
2012, The Inter­na­tional Journal of Žižek Stud­ies Con­fer­ence
2012, 29. Feb­ru­ary, The Dead­lock
2012, 14. May, Signs from the Future
2012, 24. April, God in Pain
2012, 2. Octo­ber, On the Desert of Post-Ideo­logy
2013, Novem­ber, Com­mun­ism: An Idea that Divides Mas­ter­class
2014, Objet petit a and Digital Civil­iz­a­tion
2014, 22. May, Towards a Mater­i­al­ist The­ory of Sub­jectiv­ity
2014, Novem­ber, Towards a Mater­i­al­ist Notion of Free­dom
2014, 12. Decem­ber, A Defence of Uni­ver­sal­ism
2015, 31. March, A Dis­cus­sion About Sta­lin­ism (fea­tur­ing Steven Kotkin)
2015, April, Fig­ures of Neg­at­iv­ity Mas­ter­class
2015, 14. April, Syr­iza: A New Name for Free­dom
2015, 15. April, A Col­loquium on Onto­logy and Sexual Dif­fer­ence (fea­tur­ing Mladen Dolar & Alenka Zupančič)
2015, 6. July, Neg­at­iv­ity in Mater­i­al­ist Theo­logy
2015, 7. July, Uni­ver­sal­ity: Kant, Hegel, Lacan, Marx
2015, 8. July, Impossib­il­ity as the Lacanian Real
2015, 25. July, Rad­ical Polit­ics Today: Hegel’s Teach­ing
2015, 25. Septem­ber, The Meta­phys­ics of Love
2015, 21. Novem­ber, Sla­voj Žižek & Jela Krečič Žižek: The Birth of Com­edy out of the Spirit of Des­pair
2015, Decem­ber, ‘Hegelian Battles’ A Masterclass
2016, 18. April, Mas­ter­class 1: Sur­plus-Value, Sur­plus-Enjoy­ment, Sur­plus-Know­ledge
2016, 19. April, Mas­ter­class 2: Is Sur­plus-Value Marx’s Name For Sur­plus-Enjoy­ment?
2016, 20. April, Against the Double Black­mail: Refugees, Ter­ror and Other Troubles with the Neigh­bours
2016, ‘Between Philosophy and Psychoanalysis’ A Masterclass with Slavoj Žižek
2017, Christian Atheism
2018, ‘Sex and the Failed Absolute’ A Masterclass with Slavoj Žižek
2019, ‘Disorder Under Heaven’ A Masterclass with Slavoj Žižek
2019, 20th November, The Rise of Obscene Masters: Taking Donald Trump Seriously


2014, 16. Decem­ber, BBC Radio: Free Think­ing
2016, 20. April, BBC Radio 3: Free Think­ing


1993, Laibach: A Film From Slovenia
1996, Liebe Dein Symptom wie Dich selbst!
1996, Predictions of Fire
2004, The Reality of the Virtual
2005, Žižek! by Astra Taylor
2006, The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema
2006, The Possibility of Hope
2006, Alien, Marx & Co. – Slavoj Žižek, Ein Porträt
2009, Examined Life
2009, Terror! Robespierre and the French Revolution
2011, Marx Reloaded
2012, The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology
2016, Houston, We Have a Problem!

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