2019 Axworthy Distinguished Lecture Series - Slavoj Žižek

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 at 7pm in Riddell Hall.

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Please be advised free tickets are for rush seating only and do not guarantee your entrance to the event. Please arrive early. Limited overflow seating with live video feed of the event will be available to accommodate some.

UPDATE: Reserved seating and Meet & Greet packages are SOLD OUT. Thank you for your support!

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.

Event Details

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)

In order to gain access to the event you MUST present your ticket and one piece of matching photo ID to security.

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.

If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Colvin at a.colvin@uwinnipeg.ca

THANK YOU!

9 thoughts on “2019 Axworthy Distinguished Lecture Series – Slavoj Žižek

    1. Hi Cathy,

      We sold out with 72 hours! We do have 37 meet and greet tickets for sale for $100 a piece. These tickets get you VIP seating at the lecture as well as a chance to meet Slavoj Žižek at the meet and greet afterwards.

      Best,
      Teresa

      Reply
  1. Milos Mitrovic

    Hello,

    I got one of the $25 tickets earlier. I received an email saying that this was confirmed. I just want to make sure that I am suppose to print the ticket and show it at the front door upon entering the theatre?

    Reply
    1. UWinnipeg Foundation Post author

      Hi Milos,

      You can print off the ticket (your email) or display it on your phone. There will be a reserved seating table at the front door of Riddell Hall where you can check in.

      Thanks,
      Andrew

      Reply
  2. Therese Koturbash

    I am in dauphin. Would be wonderful from my perspective if you would consider live streaming events in future! I’d pay for a ticket to watch this way!

    Reply
    1. UWinnipeg Foundation Post author

      Hi Therese, a free video of the lecture will be available online in the days following the event.

      Reply

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