Slavoj Zizek: The Monstrosity of Christ

MON, APR 20, 2009 (1:22:23)

Philosopher and sociologist Slavoj Zizek discusses his new book, The Monstrosity of Christ: Paradox or Dialectic?, and explains how the Christian concept of the “toxic neighbor” impacts political, economic, sexual, and cultural thought. This event is presented by the Harvard Book Store, in cooperation with the Brattle Theatre and the MIT Press.

+ BIO: Slavoj Zizek

Slavoj Zizek is a senior researcher at the Institute for Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Ljubljana, Global Distinguished Professor of German at New York University, and international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities of the University of London. He is the author of more than 30 books and is the subject of the documentary, _Zizek!_. His own critically acclaimed documentary, The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema, was the subject of a film retrospective in 2007 at the Museum of Modern Art.

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