‘The Material Existence of Ideology’ by Slavoj Žižek

Slavoj Žižek delivered an online paper earlier today for Department of English in St. Berchmans College in Kerala, India at the occasion of its centenary anniversary.

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.

St. Berchmans is a Catholic college in India with 3000 students. Saint John Berchmans is venerated as the patron saint its students. Established in 1922, it has nineteen postgraduate and eight research departments. It was granted autonomy by the University Grants Commission on 13 June 2014. It was ranked 79 in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2020.

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