http://www.egs.edu/ Slavoj Zizek, Judith Butler and Larry Rickels discussing psychoanalysis. Segment of a public lecture at European Graduate School, Media and Communications Studies Program Department, EGS, Saas-Fee, Switzerland, Slavoj Zizek.
Judith Butler is the Maxine Elliot professor in the Departments of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley and Hannah Arendt Chair at EGS, attended Bennington College and then Yale University, where she received her B.A., and her Ph.D. in philosophy in 1984. Her first training in philosophy took place at the synagogue in her hometown of Cleveland. She taught at Wesleyan and Johns Hopkins universities. Judith Butler is an American feminist and post-structuralist philosopher interested in feminism, queer theory, political philosophy, ethics, zionism, israel, oppression, academic freedom and cultural narrative. She is the author of Giving An Account of Oneself; Undoing Gender; Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence; Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left (with Ernesto Laclau and Slavoj Žižek); Antigone's Claim: Kinship Between Life and Death; The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in Subjection; Excitable Speech: A Politics of the Performative; Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of "Sex"; Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity; and Subjects of Desire: Hegelian Reflections in Twentieth-Century France.
Slavoj Zizek, a Slovenian sociologist, postmodern philosopher, and cultural critic is a professor at the Institute for Sociology, Ljubljana and at the European Graduate School EGS who uses popular culture to explain the theory of Jacques Lacan and the theory of Jacques Lacan to explain politics and popular culture. He was born in 1949 in Ljubljana, Slovenia where he lives to this day but he has lectured at universities around the world. He was analysed by Jacques Alain Miller, Jacques Lacan's son in law. His research focuses on Karl Marx, Hegel and Schellingfundamentalism, tolerance, political correctness, globalization, subjectivity, human rights, Lenin, myth, cyberspace, postmodernism, multiculturalism, post-marxism, David Lynch, and Alfred Hitchcock. He has published many books and translations in several languages. He is the author of The Sublime Object of Ideology, 1989, Beyond Discourse Analysis (a part in Ernesto Laclau's New Reflections on the Revolution of Our Time), London: Verso. 1990, For They Know Not What They Do, London: Verso. 1991, Looking Awry, MIT Press. Enjoy Your Symptom!, Routledge. 1992, Tarrying With the Negative, Durham, New Carolina: Duke University Press. 1993, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Lacan, But Were Afraid to Ask Hitchcock,1993, The Metastates of Enjoyment,1994, The Indivisible Remainder: Essays on Schelling and Related Matters, 1996, The Abyss of Freedom, University of Michigan Press. 1997, The Plague of Fantasies, Multi-culturalism, or, the Cultural Logic of Multi-national Capitalism, New Left Review, issue 225 pgs. 28--51, The Ticklish Subject, 1999, Contingency, Hegemony, Universality (authored with Judith Butler and Ernesto Laclau), Verso. 2000, The Art of the Ridiculous Sublime: On David Lynch's Lost Highway, Washington: University of Washington Press. The Fragile Absolute, 2000, Did Somebody Say Totalitarianism?. 2001, The Fright of Real Tears: Kryzystof Kieślowski Between Theory and Post-Theory, British Film Institute (BFI), On Belief, Routledge. Opera's Second Death, Repeating Lenin, Zagreb: Arkzin D.O.O. 2001, Welcome to the Desert of the Real, 2002, Revolution at the Gates: Žižek on Lenin, the 1917 Writings, Organs Without Bodies. 2003, The Puppet and the Dwarf, 2003, Iraq: The Borrowed Kettle, 2004, Interrogating the Real, London, Continuum International Publishing Group. 2005, The Universal Exception, London, 2006, Neighbors and Other Monsters (in The Neighbor: Three Inquiries in Political Theology), Cambridge, Massachusetts: University of Chicago Press. The Parallax View, How to Read Lacan, New York: W.W. Norton & Company. 2007
Laurence Arthur Rickels is a Professor at the Department of Germanic, Slavic, and Semitic Studies at University of California - Santa Barbara. Co-editor (with Thomas Kniesche) - Die Kindheit Überleben. Festschrift. He is the author of Mahlendorf, Psychoanalysis, Only Psychoanalysis Won the War, Crypto-Fetishism, Acting Out in Groups. The Vampire Lectures, Poetry Poetics Translation: Festschrift in Honor of Richard Exner. Konigshausen Neumann, The Case of California. Reprinted with University of Minnesota Press, Gottfried Keller, Jugenddramen. Ammann Verlag, Looking After Nietzsche. State University of New York Press, iVoice Over: On Technology, SubStance 61, Der unbetrauerbare Tod. Edition Passagen, and Aberrations of Mourning: Writing on German Crypts. Wayne State University Press, 1988.