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Is Sexuality Compatible with Human Rights? Jean-Claude Milner in Conversation with Slavoj Zizek

Starts 27 June 2018 - 17:00
Finishes 27 June 2018 - 19:00
Venue Room B34, Main Building, Birkbeck, University of London, Torrington Square, WC1E 7HX
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The School of Law is very pleased to announce a second conversation between Jean-Claude Milner and Slavoj Zizek. Their first encounter at Birkbeck in October 2017 addressed the theme of Revolutions. At this event Jean-Claude Milner and Slavoj Zizek will address the provocative question: Is sexuality compatible with human rights?

Jean-Claude Milner is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at Paris VII and one of the founding editors of the influential Cahiers pour l’analyse. His work spans several disciplines including Continental and Anglo-American philosophy, psychoanalysis and linguistics. His monographs include For the Love of Language (1978), Indistinct Names (1983), Introduction to a Science of Language (1989), Lacan, Science and Philosophy(1995), Mallarme at the Tomb (1999), Roland Barthes(2002), Les Penchants Criminels de l’Europe Démocratique(2003), Le Juif de Savoir (2006), Arrogance of the Present, Decade of 1965-1975 (2009) and Rereading the Revolution(2016)

Slavoj Žižek is international director of the Birkbeck Institute of Humanities. Since his seminal text The Sublime Object of Ideology (1989) he has published dozens of monographs on philosophy, psychoanalysis, popular culture and current events that established him as the foremost contemporary reader of Lacan and Hegel, as “the most dangerous philosopher in the West” and “the Elvis of Cultural Theory.” Amongst his numerous monographs are The Parallax View (2004), Less Than Nothing: Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism (2012), Absolute Recoil: Towards a New Foundation of Dialectical Materialism (2014), Disparities (2016) and Reading Marx (2018).

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This event is part of the School of Law's 25th Anniversary celebrations. The School of Law, Birkbeck was founded in 1992 as a Department of Law with three members of academic staff. Over the last twenty-five years it has become a School comprising the Departments of Law and Criminology as well as the Institute for Criminal Policy Research, four research Centres, 40 members of staff and an overall student body of over 1,000. The School is proud of being a pioneer in establishing and developing a hub for the field of critical legal studies. While our national and international reputation has been forged through critical legal research, more recently we have gained recognition for critical criminological and activist research, socio-legal scholarship and policy-engaged empirical research. In recognition of this the last Research Excellence Framework exercise ranked us as being in the top 10 law schools in the UK and in the top 3 in London, while our research environment was judged conducive to producing research of the highest quality.

In this our 25th Anniversary year we will be holding a series of events reflecting on our history and successes as well as looking forward to the opportunities and challenges facing critical legal and criminological teaching and scholarship in the 21st century. Find out more about the 25th Anniversary celebrations here.


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