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Cardiff University Public Lecture: Professor Jodi Dean

In Uncategorized on March 1, 2011 at 2:12 pm

The Ideology Interdisciplinary Research Group (IIRG) and Centre for Ideology critique and Zizek Studies are pleased to announce the following public lecture:

‘Drive, Complexity and University Discourse’

By Professor Jodi Dean from The Hobart and William Smith Colleges, New York

Date: Thursday 10th March 2011

Time: 5.00pm

Location: EUROS, room 0.22

Professor Dean is a political scientist whose publications include Blog Theory (2010), Democracy and Other Neoliberal Fantasies (2009), Zizek’s Politics (2006) and Publicity’s Secret: How Technoculture Capitalizes on Democracy (2002). She also Blogs at ICITE

All are welcome to attend. For further information please contact Tom Constant (ENCAP) at or Robert Crich (EUROS) at

Supported by the Graduate School, EUROS, & ENCAP


Zizek RCA Animated Lecture

In Lectures, Zizek on July 30, 2010 at 3:44 pm

Slavoj Zizek – Cardiff University, 3rd March

In Anti-capitalism, Lectures, Marxism, Zizek on February 23, 2010 at 3:42 am

First as Tragedy, then as Farce: Economic Crisis and Ideology Critique Today

Zizek is coming to The Centre for Ideology Critique and Zizek Studies at Cardiff University next week to give a public lecture on the explicitly ideological dimension of the economic crisis.  For those unfamiliar: in his latest book, First as Tragedy, then as Farce, Zizek argued that The financial meltdown signals that the fantasy of globalization and liberal-capitalist utopia is over. The blatant irrationality of a system that staggers punch-drunk from contradiction to crisis is once again plain for all to see: from the exorbitant amounts of purely speculative money thrown to the interests of capital to the job losses and increasingly expanding gap between rich and poor, Capitalism appears fundamentally corrupt to all.  Yet, nonetheless it remains standing and functioning (albeit for the interests of the few). Whilst we know Capitalism is inherently flawed, it still dictates political interests and individuals across the globe. In this sense, it remains the Real (in both the Lacanian and everyday sense) of our lives. How do we understand this gap? It’s in the Ideology, Stupid!

The Lecture is open to all, although you need to register! 19:00, Wednesday 3rd March 2010,  Julian Hodge Lecture Theatre, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

For further details and registration (which is essential, i’ve been reliably informed) see here

Slavoj Zizek ‘On the Idea of Communism’

In Communism, Lectures, Zizek on February 2, 2010 at 7:28 pm

Slavoj Zizek is back in the UK for his annual Birkbeck Lecture on Monday 1st March.  Rather fittingly, he is returning to assess  ‘the idea of Communism’ a year after the conference he organised last year. Rather unfittingly,  like the conference, Birkbeck is charging between £5-£10. Click Here for details and registration.