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"HUMAN RIGHTS AND ITS DISCONTENTS: THE LOGIC OF THE STALINIST SHOW TRIALS" IS THE TOPIC OF A LECTURE AT BARD COLLEGE BY SLAVOJ ZIZEK Leading Intellectual and Commentator from Slovenia

Emily Darrow
914-758-7512
darrow@bard.edu
11-11-1999

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—"Human Rights and its Discontents: The Logic of the Stalinist Show Trials" is the topic of a lecture by Slavoj Zizek, a leading intellectual and commentator from the republic of Slovenia (former Yugoslavia). Zizek will be speaking in Olin Hall at Bard College on Tuesday, November 16, at 8:00 p.m. The lecture, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Human Rights Project, the Division of Languages and Literature, and the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.

"A startling critic of great daring," states the Times Literary Supplement about Zizek, continuing, "who doesn’t watch his back or observe the pieties as he swerves and swoops through the age of globalized images and fabricated realites." Zizek is a senior researcher at the Institute for Social Studies, Ljubljana, Slovenia and was a pro-reform candidate for the presidency of the republic of Slovenia in 1990.

Some of Zizek’s recent publications include The Ticklish Subject; The Plague of Fantasies; and Tarrying with the Negative: Kant, Hegel, and the Critique of Ideology. Zizek is also known as a leading scholar of Jacques Lacan and was a leading spokesperson against NATO intervention in Yugoslavia.

For further information about the lecture, call 914-758-6822.

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(11/11/99)

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