Biography

A Slovenian continental philosopher and critical theorist working in the traditions of Hegelianism, Marxism and Lacanian psychoanalysis. He has made contributions to political theory, film theory, and theoretical psychoanalysis.

Žižek is a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and a professor at the European Graduate School. He has been a visiting professor at, among others, the University of Chicago, Columbia University, London Consortium, Princeton, New York University, The New School, the University of Minnesota, the University of California, Irvine and the University of Michigan. He is currently the International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities at Birkbeck, University of London and president of the Society for Theoretical Psychoanalysis, Ljubljana.

Žižek uses examples from popular culture to explain the theory of Jacques Lacan and uses Lacanian psychoanalysis, Hegelian philosophy and Marxist economic criticism to interpret and speak extensively on immediately current social phenomena.

A Slovenian continental philosopher and critical theorist working in the traditions of Hegelianism, Marxism and Lacanian psychoanalysis. He has made contributions to political theory, film theory, and theoretical psychoanalysis.

Žižek is a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and a professor at the European Graduate School. He has been a visiting professor at, among others, the University of Chicago, Columbia University, London Consortium, Princeton, New York University, The New School, the University of Minnesota, the University of California, Irvine and the University of Michigan. He is currently the International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities at Birkbeck, University of London and president of the Society for Theoretical Psychoanalysis, Ljubljana.

Žižek uses examples from popular culture to explain the theory of Jacques Lacan and uses Lacanian psychoanalysis, Hegelian philosophy and Marxist economic criticism to interpret and speak extensively on immediately current social phenomena.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender -

Known Credits 14

Birthday 1949-03-21

Place of Birth Ljubljana, Republic of Slovenia

Official Site http://www.egs.edu/faculty/slavoj-zizek/biography/

Also Known As

  • Slavoj Zizek

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Risk as Himself
2016 The New Man as Himself
2016 Houston, We Have a Problem!
2013 There Once Was a Land of Hard-working People as Himself (archive footage)
2013 There Once Was a Land of Hard-working People as Himself
2013 Balkan Spirit as Himself - Philosopher
2012 The Pervert's Guide to Ideology as Himself
2012 Catastroika as Himself
2010 Alien, Marx & Co.
2008 Examined Life as Himself
2006 The Pervert's Guide to Cinema as Himself
2005 Žižek! as Himself
2004 Slavoj Žižek: The Reality of the Virtual as Himself
1996 Predictions of Fire as Himself
1996 Thou Shalt Love thy Symptom as Thyself as Himself

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