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Following a screening of The Pervert's Guide to Cinema: Part 3, leading philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Žižek explores further the links between psychoanalysis and cinema.
Slavoj Žižek is an internationally renowned cultural critic and philosopher who has been called the "Elvis Presley of philosophy" and an "academic rock star." His (often very funny) psychoanalytic explorations of classic film were explored in director Sophie Fiennes three-part documentary The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006) and Fiennes' follow-up The Pervert's Guide to Ideology, which made its world premiere at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.
Žižek 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. His work can be characterized as vibrant and full of humour, with a blatant disregard for distinctions between high and low forms of culture, and his work and presence has gathered him critical acclaim as a superstar in the world of contemporary theory.
Žižek 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). He recieved his Ph.D. in Philosophy in Ljubljana studying Psychoanalysis. He also studied at the University of Paris.
This event is a co-presentation with York University's Department of Film.