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Published: 06 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375470-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7547-0
... Slavoj Žižek, in his recent major book Less Than Nothing: Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism (2012), lays out in exquisite detail his unique, heterodox interpretation of Hegel’s philosophy, an interpretation he has been developing and deepening since the 1980s. This intervention...
Published: 10 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373384-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7338-4
... This introduction provides an in-depth examination and illustration of the relevance of Slavoj Žižek’s work for literary studies. Challenging the widely held assumption among literary critics that Žižek’s work is far more germane to film and cultural studies, Sbriglia not only highlights and...
Published: 10 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373384-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7338-4
... In this chapter, Hageman explores what Slavoj Žižek’s critique of contemporary ecological thinking has to offer the field of literary ecocriticism. Identifying the three main ideas of traditional ecocriticism—that nature not only exists but is a harmonious, organic totality; that human beings...
Published: 10 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373384-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7338-4
... In this chapter, Beaumont uses Slavoj Žižek’s theories of fantasy and parallax to examine a plot widespread throughout world literature: the “Sleeper Awakened” plot. Tracing the trajectory of a particular iteration of this plot involving the medieval Islamic sect known as the Assassins—a...
Published: 10 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373384-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7338-4
... In this chapter, Boucher argues that Slavoj Žižek’s theory of the traumatic kernel of the Real at the center of social antagonism provides the key to understanding what is for contemporary critics Shakespeare’s most problematic play, The Merchant of Venice . Homing in on the disturbing affect...
Published: 06 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375470-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7547-0
... This chapter deals with the example of cats in the work of Slavoj Žižek and Jacques Derrida. Their theorization of animals, and its relation to anthropocentrism, can help us understand the “inhuman core of the human.” The aim here is not to rehabilitate animality per se or an attempt to examine...
Published: 06 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375470-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7547-0
... This chapter studies the relations between Alain Badiou and Slavoj Žižek starting from the notion of “antiphilosophy” proposed in the 1970s by Jacques Lacan and taken up by Badiou in a series of seminars in the 1990s. Žižek has been at pains to argue that Lacan is no less a philosopher for...
Published: 10 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373384-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7338-4
... In this chapter, Kornbluh contends that Slavoj Žižek’s psychoanalytic project of reading the Real, the third and most notoriously elusive of Lacan’s three orders of psychic experience, can serve as the groundwork for an altogether new type of materialist literary criticism, a criticism whose...
Published: 25 November 2013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7711-5
Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.1215/9780822379447-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7944-7
Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.1215/9780822379447-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7944-7
Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.1215/9780822379447-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7944-7
Published: 18 March 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382126-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8212-6
Published: 18 March 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382126-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8212-6
Published: 18 March 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382126-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8212-6
Published: 10 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373384-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7338-4
... In this chapter, McGowan considers the importance of a frequently overlooked yet integral aspect of Slavoj Žižek’s work for literary criticism and theory: his antihistoricism. Whereas historicism, in treating literary texts as mere symptoms of their respective sociohistorical contexts, dismisses...
Published: 10 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373384-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7338-4
... In this chapter, Khader enlists Slavoj Žižek’s trenchant critique of multiculturalism in order to reclaim the internationalist trajectory of postcolonial feminist literature. Khader argues that despite his criticisms of postcolonial theory’s culturalization of politics by way of an identitarian...
Published: 10 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373384-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7338-4
... In this chapter, Alfrey explores the central role that the aesthetic category of the sublime has played throughout Slavoj Žižek’s oeuvre—a role about which literary critics have had surprisingly little to say. As Alfrey explains, contrary to the more traditional romantic sublime of Burke and...
Published: 21 May 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389552-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8955-2
... Sebastian Budgen, Introduction: Stathis Kouvelakis, Repeating and Slavoj Žižek Lenin The project of this book began almost as a provocative gesture, with the conference on Lenin (“Toward a Politics of Truth: The Retrieval of Lenin...
Published: 21 May 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389552-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8955-2
... 5 A Leninist Gesture Today: Against the Populist Slavoj Žižek Temptation The fate of Jože Jurančič, an old Slovene Communist revolutionary, stands out as a...