Žižek and Media Studies: A Reader

Žižek and Media Studies: A Reader

Matthew Flisfeder, Louis-Paul Willis


because the early Nineteen Seventies, movie, media, and cultural theorists have appealed to Lacanian psychoanalytic conception with a purpose to determine methods of subjectivization, illustration, and ideological interpellation. besides the fact that, starting with the paintings of theorists corresponding to Jacqueline Rose, Joan Copjec, and Slavoj Žižek, a brand new method of Lacan has been complex, one that will pay nearer realization to ideas comparable to sexual distinction, the 'objet petit a' (the object-cause of desire), fable, the true, entertainment, and the force. Žižek particularly has complicated a political-philosophical re-interpretation of Lacan that has spawned a complete new wave of movie, media, and cultural concept that indicates a marked distinction from an early Lacanian process. The participants during this ebook take in a particularly Žižekian method of reviews of cinema and media, either outdated and new, elevating questions on strength, ideology, sexual distinction, and delight. together with chapters written via key figures in Žižekian movie, media, and cultural thought similar to Jodi Dean, Todd McGowan, Paul A. Taylor, and Fabio Vighi, it concludes with a reaction from Žižek himself.

"Flisfeder and Willis thoroughly reshape our realizing of the historical past of psychoanalytic movie thought through contextualizing it via Slavoj Žižek's impression. Žižek and Media reviews comes at a time while modern psychoanalytic movie concept has replaced considerably and this contribution is hence required reading." - Hilary Neroni, movie and tv reviews, collage of Vermont, united states and writer of the topic of Torture: Psychoanalysis, Biopolitics, and Media Representations

"One factor that makes interpreting Žižek so attention-grabbing and (let's be sincere) exciting is the way in which he engages pop culture and media. regrettably the influence of this attempt has been mostly underappreciated in the self-discipline of Media stories. This booklet maintenance that deficiency via constructing a enormously Žižekian method of media scholarship. it really is imperative for an individual attracted to Žižek and a must-read for college students, lecturers, and researchers in Media, movie, and verbal exchange Studies." - David J. Gunkel, Professor, Northern Illinois collage, united states and writer of The laptop query and Heidegger and the Media

Contents:
Introduction: Žižek and Media experiences, past Lacan; Matthew Flisfeder and Louis-Paul Willis
PART I: MEDIA, IDEOLOGY, AND POLITICS
1. Žižek's Reception: Fifty colors of grey Ideology; Paul A. Taylor
2. The elegant Absolute: Althusser, Žižek, and the Critique of Ideology; Agon Hamza
3. pupil Fantasies: A Žižekian viewpoint at the 2012 Quebec scholar rebellion; Louis-Paul Willis
4. the target: The Configuration of Trauma within the 'War on Terror,' or the chic item of the Medium; Richard Bégin
PART II: well known CULTURE
5. the concern of the instance: Hegel Contra movie stories; Todd McGowan
6. Imagining the top instances: Ideology, the modern catastrophe motion picture, and Contagion; Matthew Beaumont
7. Žižek and the 80s motion picture tune: "There Is a Non-Relationship"; Graham Wolfe
8. a bit Piece of the Reel: Prosthetic Vocality and the Obscene Surplus of list creation; Mickey Vallee
9. White Elephants and darkish Matter(s): observing the realm Cup with Slavoj Žižek; Tim Walters
PART III: movie AND CINEMA
10. Contingent Encounters and Retroactive Signification: Zooming in at the Dialectical center of Žižek's movie feedback; Fabio Vighi
11. the way to Kill Your mom: Heavenly Creatures, hope and Žižek's go back to Ideology; Cindy Zeiher
12. discussion with American Skepticism: Cavell and Žižek on Sexual distinction; Keiko Ogata
13. From Interpassive to Interactive Cinema: A family tree of the relocating photograph of Cynicism; Tamas Nagypal
14. past the past: CGI and the anxiousness of Overperfection; Hugh Manon
PART IV: SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE INTERNET
15. Slavoj Žižek as net thinker; Clint Burnham
16. the true net; Jodi Dean
17. having fun with Social Media; Matthew Flisfeder
18. Is Torture a part of Your Social community; Tara Atluri
Afterword: Staging female Hysteria: Schoenberg's Erwartung; Slavoj Žižek

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