Is Sexuality Compatible with Human Rights? Jean-Claude Milner in Conversation with Slavoj Žižek


Event Date: 27 June 2018

Room B34
Main Building
Birkbeck, University of London
Torrington Square
London WC1E 7HX

The Birkbeck School of Law and The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents:

Is Sexuality Compatible with Human Rights? Jean-Claude Milner in Conversation with Slovoj Žižek

The School of Law is very pleased to announce a second conversation between Jean-Claude Milner and Slavoj Zizek. Their first encounter at Birkbeck in October 2017 addressed the theme of Revolutions. At this event Jean-Claude Milner and Slavoj Zizek will address the provocative question: Is sexuality compatible with human rights?

Jean-Claude Milner is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at Paris VII and one of the founding editors of the influential Cahiers pour l’analyse. His work spans several disciplines including Continental and Anglo-American philosophy, psychoanalysis and linguistics. His monographs include For the Love of Language (1978), Indistinct Names (1983), Introduction to a Science of Language (1989), Lacan, Science and Philosophy(1995), Mallarme at the Tomb (1999), Roland Barthes(2002), Les Penchants Criminels de l’Europe Démocratique(2003), Le Juif de Savoir (2006), Arrogance of the Present, Decade of 1965-1975 (2009) and Rereading the Revolution(2016)

Slavoj Žižek is international director of the Birkbeck Institute of Humanities. Since his seminal text The Sublime Object of Ideology (1989) he has published dozens of monographs on philosophy, psychoanalysis, popular culture and current events that established him as the foremost contemporary reader of Lacan and Hegel, as “the most dangerous philosopher in the West” and “the Elvis of Cultural Theory.” Amongst his numerous monographs are The Parallax View (2004), Less Than Nothing: Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism (2012), Absolute Recoil: Towards a New Foundation of Dialectical Materialism (2014), Disparities (2016) and Reading Marx (2018).

Chair: Professor Maria Aristodemou (Birkbeck)

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