Slavoj Žižek will speak in Los Angeles in March
March 13 at 7:30 pm, in the “LA Times Theater”
at the Art Center in Pasadena:
“Tolerance as Ideology”
The Art Center campus is located at 1700 Lida Street, Pasadena, CA 91103. For directions, use Mapquest or write to Jason Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. For parking, follow the driveway entrance to the end. Park anywhere in the lot and enter the building from the upper south wing, which is the closest and most convenient entrance. Signs will mark the way. The lecture is free and open to the public. Seating, however, is limited.
March 14 at UCLA in Royce 314 at 4:30:
“Narrative Between the Two Frames”
Slavoj Žižek is a philosopher, a Lacanian theorist, and a cultural critic. He was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia and received two Ph.Ds, in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis. In 1990 he was a candidate with the party Liberal Democracy of Slovenia for President of the Republic of Slovenia. Žižek is a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, and International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities at the University of London. He has published over 50 books (translated into 20 languages) on topics ranging from philosophy and Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis, to theology, film, opera and radical politics. His most recent books include How to Read Lacan (New York: Norton, 2007), The Parallax View (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2006), The Neighbor: Three Inquiries in Political Theology (with Eric Santner and Ken Reinhard; Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006) and The Universal Exception (New York: Continuum, 2005).He has been profiled in the New Yorker, LinguaFranca, and many other magazines, and frequently contributes Op Ed pieces to the New York Times, the Guardian, and other newspapers. There have been (at least) four films made about him, including Slavoj Zizek: The Reality of the Virtual, The Pervert’s Guide To Cinema, and Zizek!
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