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October 31, 2007

Zizek Watch: Early '08 Bulletin

Word from Chicago has it that Adam Kotsko turned in the manuscript of "Zizek for the Theologians" (not the actual title but that's the gist of it) to Continuum a few days ago.

It'll be out in about six months. During which time, ZIzek will publish at least five new volumes, possibly including a 500 page book work on American Idol as the key to Feuerbach's The Essence of Christianity.

I am certain that Adam has been aware that this is inevitable, making it all the more impressive that he found the will to complete the task.

Posted by smclemee at October 31, 2007 11:11 AM


Fortunately for me, I was put in contact with Zizek and he allowed me to read the Feuerbach/American Idol text in manuscript. His 50-page aside about the way objet petit a operates in Schoenberg's piano works is inspired, though I found the analysis of "the gaze" in Lynch's Inland Empire a little cliched.

Posted by: Adam Kotsko at October 31, 2007 12:20 PM