Category Archives: Slavoj Zizek

Verso’s Reading List on Christianity

As a riposte to David Cameron’s comments about Christianity (or just to sell some books), Verso have put together a list of their studies of Christianity. Régis Debray, Slavoj Žižek, Simon Critchley, Ernst Bloch, Terry Eagleton, Wu Ming… About these ads

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7 Critical Theory Books That Came Out in March

Critical-theory.com has another list of recently published books – Roudinesco on Lacan, Despret & Stengers, Negra & Tasker, Critchley, Shults, Zizek and Grant.

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9 Critical Theory Books That Came Out in February from Critical-Theory.com

9 Critical Theory Books That Came Out in February from Critical-Theory.com - Althusser, Negri, Miller, Bartlett/Clemens/Roffe, Constantinou, Butler, Braun, Losurdo, Epstein.

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“Zizek’s Jokes” – in book form

MIT Press are publishing a book of Žižek’s Jokes. “A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.”—Ludwig Wittgenstein The good news is that this book offers an entertaining but enlightening compilation of Žižekisms. Unlike any other … Continue reading

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Thompson and Zizek (ed.) The Privatization of Hope: Ernst Bloch and the Future of Utopia

Interesting looking new collection just out with Duke University Press. The concept of hope is central to the work of the German philosopher Ernst Bloch (1885–1977), especially in his magnum opus, The Principle of Hope (1959). The “speculative materialism” that he first … Continue reading

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London Critical Theory Summer School 2014

The fifth London Critical Theory Summer School will take place at Birkbeck, University of London from 7th July – 18th July. This unique opportunity is for graduate students and academics to follow a course of study with some of the … Continue reading

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The Critical-Theory Guide to Shit That Happened in 2013, Arbitrarily Ranked

These are good – and cover the pope, Brad Pitt as Plato, Banksy and Hannah Arendt, Feminist Ryan Gosling being no more, the Zizek operas, and others…

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Campbell and Sitze, Biopolitics: A Reader – introduction available online

This looks a useful resource – Timothy Campbell and Adam Sitze, Biopolitics; A Reader. The introduction is available online here. This anthology collects the texts that defined the concept of biopolitics, which has become so significant throughout the humanities and social … Continue reading

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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot’s prison letters to Slavoj Žižek

A remarkable exchange of letters between Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot and Slavoj Žižek, published in The Guardian. [Update - a little more here]

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Charlotte Heath-Kelly – Politics of Violence

New book out from my Warwick colleague Charlotte Heath-Kelly - Politics of Violence: Militancy, International Politics, Killing in the Name. Great shame about the price though. Critical thinkers like Foucault, Benjamin, Derrida and Žižek have long challenged the liberal separation of … Continue reading

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