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Birkbeck and Bloomsbury Campus Events, 19 to 25 January

20 January – 17:30 to 19:00 – Zizek’s Big Ideas: Introduction to Zizek, why is he important?!

Venue: Idea Store Whitechapel


This opening lecture will give a background to the life and work of Slovenian philosopher, Slavoj Zizek, the International Director of Humanities at Birkbeck and one of the worlds leading exponents of Lacanian psychoanalysis and German idealism.

Zizek’s continued commitment to communism and class struggle has seen him revolt against our complacent post-modern relativism to emerge as “the philosopher of the real.” A position that comes to fruition through a Lacanian reading of Hegel that returns the notion of truth as a central paradigm in the ontology of the subject. His worldwide popularity has lead to epithets such as “the Elvis of cultural theory” and “the most dangerous philosopher in the west”.

Refreshments will be provided.

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