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The Axworthy Distinguished Lecture Series on Social Justice and the Public Good is pleased to announce its next speaker, Slavoj Žižek, on April 18, 2019.
Date: April 18, 2019
Time: Doors open at 6:00 pm. Lecture begins at 7:00 pm. Meet & Greet begins at 9:15 pm.
Location: Riddell Hall, University of Winnipeg. (Limited overflow seating with live video feed elsewhere on campus)
Tickets: General seating to this event is free, but attendees must preregister online in order to attend. In support of the series, a limited amount of reserved VIP seating is available for a contribution of $25. Attendance to a closed-door Meet & Greet session following the lecture (reserved seating included) is also available for a contribution of $100. Please support the series! (If you are on a smartphone, please scroll to the bottom of this page for these ticket options)
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Slavoj Žižek (b. 1949) is a Slovenian-born philosopher and psychoanalyst. He is a professor of philosophy at The European Graduate School / EGS, a senior researcher at the Institute for Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Ljubljana, Global Distinguished Professor of German at New York University, International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, and founder and president of the Society for Theoretical Psychoanalysis, Ljubljana. Aside from these appointments, Žižek tirelessly gives lectures around the globe and is often described as “the Elvis of cultural theory”. Although, more seriously, as British critical theorist Terry Eagleton confers, Žižek is the “most formidably brilliant” theorist to have emerged from Europe in decades. Many, in fact, now consider Žižek to be “the most dangerous philosopher in the West.”
Since his groundbreaking first work The Sublime Object of Ideology (1989), he has published more than 50 books, which have been translated into more than 20 languages, Žižek is a professor at the European Graduate School; International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London; and a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
“Over the past 30 years, Žižek has amassed an enormous following and popularity due to his energetic style of public speaking, his use of humour, and his constant and seamless references to popular culture,” said Dr. Matthew Flisfeder, assistant professor of writing, rhetoric, and communications at UWinnipeg. Flisfeder is the author of The Symbolic, The Sublime, and Slavoj Žižek’s Theory of Film and is co-editor of Žižek and Media Studies: A Reader.
Žižek lecture also kicks off the Department of Religion and Culture Spring Institute “Thinking the Human” — a two-week (May 6 – 17) intensive course at UWinnipeg that features local scholars as guest lecturers.
“It’s very exciting UWinnipeg will be hosting a scholar of the caliber of Slavoj Žižek,” said Dr. Jane Barter, professor of religion and culture, who will be leading the Thinking the Human Spring Institute. “His work has managed to combine global politics, film, popular culture, psychoanalysis, and Marxism to help diagnose the ills of late capitalism. The audience is certain to be challenged and inspired by his lecture.”
His presentation is part of the Axworthy Distinguished Lecture Series on Social Justice and the Public Good.
Founded in 2015 The Axworthy Distinguished Lecture Series on Social Justice and the Public Good invites front ranking researchers, social commentators and political leaders to the University of Winnipeg to deliver free lectures open to the public. Axworthy Distinguished Lecturers bring interdisciplinary perspectives on social justice issues regarding gender, sexuality, religion and secularism, Indigeneity, language, ethnicity and race, ecology and economy. Lectures are made possible by the generosity of donors, faculty and alumni.
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