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The Trouble With Pleasure: Deleuze and Psychoanalysis

Event Date: 19 July 2016 Room B35 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: The Trouble With Pleasure: Deleuze and Psychoanalysis Is pleasure a rotten idea, mired in negativity and lack, which should be abandoned in favor of a new concept of desire? Or is desire itself fundamentally …

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Slavoj Žižek – Masterclass 2: Surplus-Value, Surplus-Enjoyment, Surplus-Knowledge

Event Date: 19 April 2016 Room B01 Clore Management Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Masterclass 2: Is Surplus-Value Marx’s Name For Surplus-Enjoyment? Slavoj Žižek (International Director, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities) – Is Surplus-Value Marx’s Name For Surplus-Enjoyment? Jacques Lacan located the origin of his key notion of plus-de-jouir …

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Slavoj Žižek – Masterclass 1: Surplus-Value, Surplus-Enjoyment, Surplus-Knowledge

Event Date: 18 April 2016 Room B01 Clore Management Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities  presents: Masterclass 1:  From Pleasure-in-Pain To Surplus-Enjoyment Slavoj Žižek (International Director, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities) –   From Pleasure-in-Pain To Surplus-Enjoyment Jacques Lacan located the origin of his key notion of plus-de-jouir (surplus-enjoyment) in …

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Slavoj Zizek – Hegel in Athens: what would Hegel have said about our predicament?

Event Date: 4 December 2015 Room B34 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Slavoj Zizek – Hegelian Battles – 3 Lectures The battle for Hegel goes on – new interpretations are emerging which perhaps pose an even greater threat to Hegel’s legacy than the usual rejections of …

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Slavoj Zizek – What is reconciliation? Hegel against Schiller

Event Date: 3 December 2015 Room B34 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Slavoj Zizek – Hegelian Battles – 3 Lectures The battle for Hegel goes on – new interpretations are emerging which perhaps pose an even greater threat to Hegel’s legacy than the usual rejections of …

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Slavoj Zizek – Against recognition: a critique of the liberal reading of Hegel (Pippin, Brandom)

Event Date: 2 December 2015 Room B34 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Slavoj Zizek – Hegelian Battles – 3 Lectures The battle for Hegel goes on – new interpretations are emerging which perhaps pose an even greater threat to Hegel’s legacy than the usual rejections of …

London Critical Theory Summer School 2015 – Friday Debate II

Event Date: 10 July 2015 Room B33 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: London Critical Theory Summer School 2015 – Friday Debate II The annual London Critical Theory Summer School takes places over two weeks from 29th June – 10th July. At the end of each week …

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Greece and Europe: A First Account of a Radical Government

Event Date: 18 March 2015 Room B01 Clore Management Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Greece and Europe: A First Account of a Radical Government Speakers:  Costas Douzinas,  Paul Mason (Channel 4 News) &  Slavoj Zizek This roundtable discussion will begin with a screening of a 15 minute film …

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Slavoj Zizek – Towards a Materialist Notion of Freedom: Neurosciences and Freedom

Event Date: 11 November 2014 Room B34 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Slavoj Zizek – Towards a Materialist Notion of Freedom 2 Lectures Lecture 2 – Neurosciences and Freedom  Talk: Questions: share this entry: