Slovenian philosophers Mladen Dolar and Slavoj Zizek to lecture March 4 – 5

Slovenian philosophers Mladen Dolar and Slavoj Zizek will be in residence with the Department of English in Arts & Sciences March 3-6, during which time they will deliver a pair of joint lectures.

At 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, Zizek will present a lecture titled “Back to Basics: Father, Can’t You See I Am Burning?” with Dolar as respondent.

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, Dolar will present a lecture titled “Back to Basics: Irma Revisited,” with Zizek as respondent.

Dolar is a senior research fellow in the Department of Philosophy at Ljubljana University in Slovenia. He has published seven books on topics ranging from the structure of fascist domination to Hegel’s “Phenomenology” and the philosophy of music.

He is the editor of the theory journal Problemi and the book collection “Analecta,” both of which have been at the center of Slovene psychoanalytic theory for the past 25 years.

Publications in English include “Opera’s Second Death” (with ÎiÏek, 2002); and “A Voice and Nothing More” (2006).

Zizek is director of Ljubljana University’s Institute for Sociology. He is the author of more than 50 books, ranging from philosophy and psychoanalysis to theology, film, opera and politics. Recent publications include “The Parallax View” (2006), “The Universal Exception” (2005), “Iraq: The Borrowed Kettle” (2004) and “Organs Without Bodies: On Deleuze and Consequences” (2003). Other volumes include “Revolution at the Gates: Selected Writings of Lenin from 1917” (2002), “The Puppet and the Dwarf: The Perverse Core of Christianity” (2002) and “Did Somebody Say Totalitarianism? Five Interventions in the (Mis)Use of a Notion” (2001).

Both talks are free and open to the public and take place in Steinberg Hall Auditorium, adjacent to the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.

For more information, call 935-5190 or e-mail