BOOK EVENT IN NYC: JELA KREČIČ IN CONVERSATION WITH SLAVOJ ŽIŽEK
When: November 10, 2016, 7:00 PM
Where: Community Bookstore, 143 7th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215
Jela Krečič’s None Like Her is a witty, sharp-edged tale exploring the romantic misadventures of a 21st century crypto-mysogynist. Matjaž is fearful of losing his friends over his obsession with his ex-girlfriend. To prove that he has moved on, he embarks on an odyssey of dates around Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Jela will be joined in conversation by her husband, philosopher Slavoj Zizek.
Jela Krečič is a Slovene journalist, columnist and philosopher. She writes for the largest national newspaper Delo, where she notably published an exclusive interview with Julian Assange in 2013. Her philosophical research focuses on films, TV series and aesthetics, and she has conducted several studies on these topics. She has also co-edited a number of anthologies on contemporary TV series and on the German American film director, Ernst Lubitsch. Her essay was published in the English anthology Lubitsch Can't Wait (Columbia University Press, 2014). None Like Her is her literary debut.
Slavoj Žižek is a Hegelian philosopher, Lacanian psychoanalyst, and political activist. He is international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, and Global Distinguished Professor of German at New York University. He is the author of numerous books on dialectical materialism, critique of ideology and art, including Event, Trouble In Paradise, and, most recently, Refugees, Terror and Other Troubles with the Neighbors: Against the Double Blackmail.