5 speakers 15 minutes each
Thu 5th Oct 2017
Freud Lives! Slavoj Žižek and Stephen Grosz
Slavoj Žižek is a philosopher who in subjects including continental philosophy, political theory, cultural studies, psychoanalysis, film criticism, Marxism, Hegelianism and theology. Born in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, in 1949, he spent his formative years living under communism. He is currently International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities in London and is the author of over fifty books, with titles like Enjoy Your Symptom!, Welcome to the Desert of the Real, Living in the End Times, In Defense of Lost Causes, Violence and Trouble in Paradise.
Stephen Grosz is a practicing psychoanalyst - he has worked with patients for more than twenty-five years. Born in America, he was educated at the University of California, Berkeley, and at Oxford University, and now lives in London. His book The Examined Life has been translated into more than twenty languages and was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. http://www.stephengrosz.com