“Ideology Today” by Slavoj Žižek & Russell Sbriglia

Russell Sbriglia’s graduate seminar on Literary Criticism and Ideology Critique from 8th March 2021, attended by Žižek over livestream video.


Russell Sbriglia is Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Literature Studies, Department of English at Seton Hall University. His teaching and research focus is on American literature of the long nineteenth century (1776-1914) as well as literary and critical theory. He is editor of Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Literature but Were Afraid to Ask ŽižekSubject Lessons: Hegel, Lacan, and the Future of Materialism, and is currently completing a monograph titled A Gainful Loss: Melville avec Lacan.

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. Author of over 50 books in English and many more in other languages, an ongoing project to collect his work is being conducted on this website.

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