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Slavoj Žižek — Racial Enjoyments: What the Liberal Left Doesn’t Want to Hear

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Slavoj Žižek — Racial Enjoyments: What the Liberal Left Doesn’t Want to Hear

Deutsches Haus at NYU and the Department of German at NYU present a talk by Slavoj Žižek, professor of Philosophy and Psychoanalysis, who spoke on Racial Enjoyments: What the Liberal Left Doesn’t Want to Hear. The event was introduced by Professor Avital Ronell.
Wednesday, November 9, 6:00 p.m.
Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Film Center, Theater 102, 36 E 8th St, New York

Slavoj Žižek engages Nikki Johnson-Huston, who recently described how white Liberals have hijacked the conversation about diversity, political correctness and what topics we should be outraged about. His lecture provides some theoretical background and discussion points to complement her perspicacious insights. The status of the university campus as locus for racialist mappings will be scrupulously reviewed.

Slavoj Žižek, Ph.D., 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 obtained his Ph.D. in Philosophy in Ljubljana studying Psychoanalysis. He also studied at the University of Paris. Slavoj Zizek is a Hegelian philosopher, Lacanian psychoanalyst, and Marxist social analyst. He is the author of The Indivisible Remainder, The Sublime Object of Ideology, The Metastases of Enjoyment, Looking Awry: Jacques Lacan through Popular Culture, and The Plague of Fantasies, and The Ticklish Subject. His latest publications are Disparities, and Antigone (both at Bloomsbury Press, London).

Avital Ronell is University Professor of the Humanities at New York University and Jacques Derrida Professor of Philosophy and Media at The European Graduate School in Switzerland. In her work and teaching, Avita Ronell has relentlessly enfolded Germanistik in deconstructive reading practices, frequently taking the off-ramp into media technology and political theory. She taught an annual course with Derrida for a decade at N.Y.U. Avital Ronell gave 9 performance lectures at Centre Pompidou, beginning with a conversation and film premiere of/with Werner Herzog and including a dance, video and discussion with Judith Butler. She also wrote and performed a critical autothanatography at Hau3 in Berlin, What was I Thinking? A Spectral Colloquy, about the one night's stand of Hermeneutics and deconstruction--of which she claims to have been the illegitimate result. Most recently she offered a lecture at the Théâtre de l'Odéon with Pierre Alferi on the disappearance of authority (Arendt, Kojève, Marcuse, Luther, et al). Recent works include The Test Drive, The Ueberreader, Fighting Theory, and Loser Sons: Politics and Authority. A conference celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Telephone Book was held at Deutsches Haus at NYU two years ago.

Racial Enjoyments: What the Liberal Left Doesn’t Want to Hear is a DAAD-sponsored event.

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Professor Slavoj Žižek | Full Address and Q&A | Oxford Union

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A Hegelian philosopher and leading figure on the academic left, Žižek is the International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and the author of numerous books. His critical analysis of popular culture has gained him international recognition, and he has been called the ‘Elvis of cultural theory.’ His most recent book, Like A Thief In Broad Daylight, discusses the dangers and possibilities thrown up by recent advances in technology, and the electrifying implications for us all.

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Slavoj Žižek Vs Will Self in Dangerous Ideas

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An evening of Dangerous Ideas with the philosopher Slavoj Žižek and polemicist Will Self. Exchanging ideas over todays ideological, political and economic faultlines, from mass migration and geopolitical tension to explosions of populist, ethnic and religious passion, all framed by a global capitalism which seems bent on provoking its own apocalyptic demise.

Zizek has been called the most dangerous thinker in the West, an intellectual activist with a frenzied appetite for big ideas, and for revealing their hidden life inside our everyday concerns. Nothing is safe from his attention, whether Hegel or vampire movies. As a public critic he has been remorselessly critical of liberal democracy, for purveying freedoms which are illusory and complicit with the unfreedoms from which it claims to protect us. With increasing urgency, Zizek would like us to wake up.

Recorded May 18th 2017 in London
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Slavoj Žižek: Coronavirus, Black Lives Matter, and revolution | Big Think Edge

Pandemic! Protests! Panic! A Conversation With Slavoj Žižek.

Moderated by Samo Burja.
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The COVID-19 pandemic shocked societies and economies throughout the world. Now, the US is in the midst of powerful protests that are spreading across the globe.

In this live session, moderated by political scientist Samo Burja, philosopher Slavoj Žižek will analyze this moment in history as it unfolds, discussing political narratives, revolutions, capitalism, and, of course, communism. And so on.
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Slavoj Žižek is one of the most prolific and well-known philosophers and cultural theorists in the world today. His inventive, provocative body of work mixes Hegelian metaphysics, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and Marxist dialectic in order to challenge conventional wisdom and accepted verities on both the left and the right. Žižek’s ability to witness and analyze the influences of corporations, Nationalism, and the ideological underpinnings of any geopolitical, or social occurrence, is more relevant than ever, while we take a thorough survey of the current pandemic. His challenges of leftist ethical codes, his audacious use of humor, while seriously questioning the presupposed truths and what is deemed good, all of these qualities are woven through his numerous publications, and will be present with us today as we get to speak to Žižek in person. You can watch his videos on Big Think. Žižek’s most recent book is Pandemic!: COVID-19 Shakes the World.
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Samo Burja is the founder of Bismarck Analysis, a consulting firm that investigates the institutional landscape of society, usually in political risk. Samo is also a research fellow at the Long Now Foundation where he studies how institutions can endure for centuries and millennia. As Senior Research Fellow in Political Science at the Foresight Institute, he helps advise how institutions can shape the future of technology.
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Philosopher Slavoj Zizek On White Liberals

The philosopher and public intellectual Slavoj Zizek spoke at an event back in April 2019 about the problem of white liberals who feel that they can speak up for who they see as oppressed.

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The Dash: A discussion with Slavoj Žižek, Rebecca Comay, and Frank Ruda

The Department of German at NYU, the NYU Department of Comparative Literature, and Deutsches Haus at NYU present a discussion between Slavoj Žižek, Rebecca Comay, and Frank Ruda which will revolve around Comay and Ruda's book The Dash—The Other Side of Absolute Knowing.
Deutsches Haus at NYU, October 23, 2018

In The Dash—The Other Side of Absolute Knowing (MIT Press, 2018), the authors present a reading of Hegel’s most reviled concept, absolute knowing. Their book sets out from a counterintuitive premise: the “mystical shell” of Hegel's system proves to be its most “rational kernel.” Hegel's radicalism is located precisely at the point where his thought seems to regress most. Most current readings try to update Hegel's thought by pruning back his grandiose claims to “absolute knowing,” but Comay and Ruda invert this deflationary gesture by inflating what seems to be most trivial: the truth of the absolute is grasped only in the minutiae of its most mundane appearances. What if everything turns out to hinge on the most inconspicuous and trivial detail—a punctuation mark?

Slavoj 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 obtained his Ph.D. in Philosophy in Ljubljana studying Psychoanalysis. He also studied at the University of Paris. Slavoj Zizek is a Hegelian philosopher, Lacanian psychoanalyst, and Marxist social analyst. He is the 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 latest publications are Disparities, and Antigone (both at Bloomsbury Press, London).

Rebecca Comay, is Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto. Other publications include Mourning Sickness: Hegel and the French Revolution (Stanford, 2011) and Hegel and Resistance, co-ed with Bart Zandtvoort (Bloomsbury, 2018).

Frank Ruda, is Senior Lecturer for Philosophy at the University of Dundee, UK. Other publications include: Reading Marx (with Slavoj Žižek and Agon Hamza)(Polity, 2018); Abolishing Freedom: A Plea for A Contemporary Use of Fatalism (Nebraska UP, 2016); For Badiou: Idealism without Idealism (Northwestern UP, 2015).

The Dash: A Discussion with Slavoj Žižek, Rebecca Comay, and Frank Ruda is a DAAD supported event.

Slavoj Žižek - Like a Thief in the Night: The Actuality of Communism (Oct. 2017)

Žižek once again returns to the issues of communism in practice as opposed to the theoretical works that he subscribes to. This is a great lecture, with many familiar themes (and jokes), with some new information/insights. Lecture was delivered at the European University in St.Petersburg on October 25th 2017.

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Slavoj Zizek - Why Liberal Identity Politics Are Inadequate

Slavoj Zizek discusses what he thinks is lacking in identity politics. This clip is from Racial Enjoyment: What the Liberal Left Doesn't Want To Hear

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Slavoj Žižek is a Hegelian philosopher, Lacanian psychoanalyst, and political activist. He is international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and the author of numerous books, including his most recent work, ‘Like a Thief in Broad Daylight: Power in the Era of Post-Humanity’.

The Politics of Sexual Difference: Slavoj Žižek, Mladen Dolar, and Alenka Zupančič

The German Department and Deutsches Haus at NYU present The Politics of Sexual Difference with Slavoj Žižek, Mladen Dolar, and Alenka Zupančič as part of NYU Skirball's ongoing series SKIRBALL TALKS. This public event consists of three half-hour talks, and is presented on the occasion of two new publications: Incontinence of the Void by Slavoj Žižek, and What IS Sex? by Alenka Zupančič.

Monday, November 13th, at 6:30PM in Skirball Center for Performing Arts, 60 Washington Square South

Slavoj Žižek is a senior researcher at the Institute for Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Ljubljana, Global Distinguished Professor of German at New York University, and international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities of the University of London.

Mladen Dolar taught for 20 years in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, where he now works as a Senior Research Fellow. He is the author of a number of books, most recently (with Slavoj Žižek) Opera’s Second Death and Voice and Nothing More.

Alenka Zupančič, a Slovenian psychoanalytic theorist and philosopher, teaches at the European Graduate School, and is a researcher at the Institute of Philosophy at the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and the Arts. She is the author of The Shortest Shadow: Nietzsche’s Philosophy of the Two and The Odd One In: On Comedy, both in the Short Circuits series, published by the MIT Press.

The Politics of Sexual Difference ft. Slavoj Žižek, Mladen Dolar & Aleka Zupančič is a DAAD-sponsored event.

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Slavoj Žižek and Graham Harman in conversation, moderated by Anna Neimark (March 1, 2017)

Prompted by moderator Anna Neimark, Graham Harman and Slavoj Žižek describe their positions regarding the general concepts Subject and Object, and Ontology. Harman notes points of agreement with Žižek, as well as differences, stressing his “non-modern” approach to questions of the Subject with Žižek’s “neo-modernism.” Žižek argues that Heidegger’s transcendental description of the horizon that structures experience is itself something that needs to be overcome. He declares that it’s too easy to dismiss the Subject by calling it an Object: he prefers Lacan’s formulation of the Subject as an Object that is not available to itself. The ontological discussion is followed by interpretations of Donald Trump. Harman proposes that rather than “post-truth,” the more precise designation for the current situation would be “post-reality”. Žižek argues that Trump is a symptom of the failure of the Leftist/liberal center, and hopes it may shock the Left into action. When Niemark mentions architecture, Žižek points out that neoclassical Stalinist wedding-cake architecture was the opposite of anything dissident, but nothing provided a clearer or more devastating critique of Stalinist pretense and oppression. Slavoj Žižek and Graham Harman conclude by responding to audience comments on mathematical ontology, constructivism, the New Soviet Man, Nicholas Malebranche’s interpretation of Adam’s fall, Shakespeare and Wagner’s openness to re-interpretation, “Left-Fukuyama-ism,” and the ideal of well-structured alienation.

Slavoj Žižek A plea for bureaucratic socialism [part III]

This third part of A plea for bureaucratic socialism is a round of questions of the public that turned around universality, money, digitalization, Podemos, Trotsky and feminism.

In the answers Zizek introduces, as always, some examples related to Salman Rushdie, the adaptation for tv of Margaret Atwood's The handmaid's tale, Wall Street film, Hollywoood, Star Wars, sex, etc.

This talk is the first of differents events related to one of the most important bets of Círculo de Bellas Artes for next term. It is #4R, we will publish new information later.

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Watch Zizek talking about capitalism and cinema in 2007:

Slavoj Žižek: What Does the Future Hold? From the Singularity to Freud, Secret Lives to Wired Brains

Cancel Culture. Neoliberalism. Elon Musk. Hegel. The pandemic. Nothing is off the table for the world-renowned philosopher, psychoanalyst, Communist Slavoj Zizek. He is known for his battles with Patrick Bet-David, Tyler Cowen, Will Self and, of course, Jordan Peterson. Now he sits down with philosopher, psychologist and author Robert Rowland Smith in this exclusive How To Academy Event.

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Slavoj Žižek - Is there a post-human god? (Mar. 2017)

In this lecture, Žižek interrogates the religious impulse and delves further into his notion of of religious atheism as a response to techno-singularity. What is more, Žižek also announces his new theoretical book The Incontinence of the Void that is to be expected in Fall 2017. Lecture delivered on March 2nd 2017 at UCLA.

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Zizek interviewed by Chinese journo: How I rethink depression, communism &apocalypse during pandemic

So, yes, I interviewed Slavoj Zizek 齐泽克 (again) in the middle of the quarantine. A very different experience compared to one year ago when I interviewed him for the first time.

The thing that strikes me most, is actually not his thoughts - as a philosopher - on big jargons like communism/capitalism/populism/etc. Instead, it's his daily experience - as a 71 years old man - during a pandemic, when himself is considered as a part of risky group.

He shared with me, in this 47 mins conversation, his feelings, concerns and even depression. How overwhelmed he was when reading daily news, how desperate he was to just get a diabetes doctor appointment during the lockdown. He asked whether have I personally experienced any sort of racism in Europe because of the virus, and he was sad that the pandemic exposed enormous inequality all over the world.

Check it out if you're interested in the human side of the most dangerous philosopher in the west.

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Slavoj Žižek - Why I Am Still A Communist! with Tyler Cowen at the Holberg Debate (Dec 2019)

Zizek appeared at the University of Bergen (Norway) defending why he still, after all these years and despite witnessing it in Yugoslavia, remains a communist. Perhaps more important here is what communism means for Zizek and in what ways we can understand it today.

The debate took place on December 7th 2019 at the University of Bergen.

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Slavoj Žižek – 'Liberal tolerant hedonism' and happiness, 'immoral ethics' and 'Western Buddhism'

How Lacan's maxim of ethics using Psychoanalysis, 'the only thing one can be guilty of is to betray one's desire', spawns three modes interpellation (the way you are personally addressed) in society today. '

Liberal tolerant hedonism', 'immoral ethics' and what he ironically calls 'Western Buddhism'.

The re appropriation of '68 from a radical critique of capitalist society as some kind of 'liberating our desire, anti-bureaucratic, creativity and so on' which was then perfectly incorporated by this new, however we call it, postmodern capitalism, which pretends to be no longer hierarchical. bureaucratic ... but creative, interactive, auto poetic and so on ... whatever

Ripped from this talk, a very good summary of his critique:

Slavoj Žižek - Beyond Mandela Without Becoming Mugabe (aka How to Rebel)

This video circulates under the incorrect title of 'How to Rebel,' which is not very useful if you are planning to cite it. The correct title is: 'Über Mandela hinaus ohne Mugabe zu werden: Einige postapokalyptische Überlegungen', which roughly translates to 'Beyond Mandela Without Becoming Mugabe: Some Postapocalyptic Considerations'. Lecture delivered at Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, on November 19th 2015.

Transcription and subtitles, by Thomas Matthews (Rhodes College), is available at

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Sovereignty, Inc.: Three Inquiries in Politics and Enjoyment

Deutsches Haus at NYU and the Department of German NYU present “Sovereignty, Inc.: Three Inquiries in Politics and Enjoyment,” a conversation among William Mazzarella, Eric Santner, Aaron Schuster, and Elisabeth Bronfen on the book’s main theories.
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What does the name Trump stand for? If branding now rules over the production of value, as the coauthors of Sovereignty, Inc. argue, then Trump assumes the status of a master brand whose primary activity is the compulsive work of self-branding—such is the new sovereignty business in which, whether one belongs to his base or not, we are all “incorporated.”

Drawing on anthropology, political theory, philosophy, psychoanalysis, and theater, William Mazzarella, Eric L. Santner, and Aaron Schuster show how politics in the age of Trump functions by mobilizing a contradictory and convoluted enjoyment, an explosive mixture of drives and fantasies that eludes existing portraits of our era. The current political moment turns out to be not so much exceptional as exceptionally revealing of the constitutive tension between enjoyment and economy that has always been a key component of the social order. Santner analyzes the collective dream-work that sustains a new sort of authoritarian charisma or mana, a mana-facturing process that keeps us riveted to an excessively carnal incorporation of sovereignty. Mazzarella examines the contemporary merger of consumer brand and political brand and the cross-contamination of politics and economics, warning against all too easy laments about the corruption of politics by marketing. Schuster, focusing on the extreme theatricality and self-satirical comedy of the present, shows how authority reasserts itself at the very moment of distrust and disillusionment in the system, profiting off its supposed decline. A dazzling diagnostic of our present, Sovereignty, Inc., forces us to come to terms with our complicity in Trump’s political presence and will immediately take its place in discussions of contemporary politics.

Slavoj Žižek A plea for bureaucratic socialism [part I]

In this first part of the conference A plea for bureaucratic socialism, Slavoj Žižek talks about what happens after a revolution, what would be the mechanisms to make a restructuration of capitalism and put in question the movilizations all over the world.

This talk is the first of differents events related to one of the most important bets of Círculo de Bellas Artes for next term. It is #4R, we will publish new information later.

Slavoj Žižek names in this part: Lenin, Stalin, V for Vendetta, Zuckerberg, Badieu, Goldwin, Marx, Macron, Le Pen, Syriza, ...

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