‘Thinking the Human’ by Slavoj Žižek

Video recordings of a paper delivered by Slavoj Žižek on 8th April 2019 as part of Thinking the Human, a two-week intensive course that took place from 6-17th May 2019 at Ridell Hall, Department of Religion and Culture Spring Institute (led by Dr. Jane Barter) at the University of Winnipeg as part of Spring Axworthy Distinguished Lecture Series on Social Justice and the Public Good that featured local scholars as guest lecturers, delivered to an audience of 750.

Slavoj Žižek is a Philosopher and Psychoanalytic social theorist. He is Senior Researcher at the Department of Philosophy, University of Ljubljana; Professor at the School of Law and Director of the Institute for the Humanities at 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 Lacanian psychoanalytic theory, dialectical-materialist metaphysical interpretations of German Idealism and Marxian critique of ideology. His more than sixty books in English have been widely translated. His latest publications include Pandemic! & Pandemic! 2, Hegel in a Wired Brain, Sex and the Failed Absolute, Like A Thief In Broad DaylightReading MarxIncontinence of the Void, and The Day After the Revolution.

Dr. Matthew Flisfeder is assistant professor of writing, rhetoric, and communications at UWinnipeg and author of The Symbolic, The Sublime, and Slavoj Žižek’s Theory of Film and is co-editor of Žižek and Media Studies: A Reader.

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