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The Comedy of Life – With Jela Krečič and Slavoj Žižek

1st November 2016 · 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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 The Comedy of Life – With Jela Krečič and Slavoj Žižek

Nigel Warburton and Slavoj Žižek join Jela Krečič to discuss her new novel, ‘None Like Her’, a hapless tale of the fruitless search for a perfect partner.

The book is published this November by Istros Books in cooperation with Peter Owen Publishers as part of the Peter Owen World Series: Slovenian Season, and advance copies will be available on the night.

Jela Krečič Žižek 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, her literary début, sold out quickly after its publication and was very well received in the media.

Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. He is a professor at the European Graduate School, International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London, and a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His books include “First as Tragedy, Then as Farce;” “Iraq: The Borrowed Kettle;” “In Defense of Lost Causes;” “Living in the End Times;” and many more.

Nigel Warburton is a freelance philosopher, podcaster and writer.
His books include A Little History of Philosophy, Free Speech: A Very Short Introduction, Philosophy: the Basics, Philosophy: the Classics, Thinking from A to Z, and the Art Question.
With David Edmonds he makes the podcast Philosophy Bites which has had over 27 million downloads, and also Social Science Bites, which includes interviews with several Nobel prize-winners.

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