New website…

October 13, 2009

The Zed’s gotta new website…


12 Responses to “New website…”

  1. Mariborchan said

    Is this your site?

  2. battleofthegiants said

    Apparently it’s his official site.

  3. Mariborchan said

    I’m sure it’s not. Just like @zizekspeaks on Twitter is not him.

  4. battleofthegiants said

    What makes you sure? I got an email from Historical Materialism in London with a link to the site, and the statement that it was his offical home on the web…So I have nothing else to go on either way.

  5. Mariborchan said

    He wouldn’t promote himself in this way in my opinion. Just look at

    There is no evidence that it IS him. If it were him, I would be very disappointed.

    Could you be more precise about who you got the email from?

  6. The Universal Singular said

    Have you noticed that someone asked if that website was designed by the same person who started Battle of the Giants???

  7. battleofthegiants said

    Below is the forwarded email in question. Again, it came from one of the administrators of the journal Historical Materialism , based in London.

    I’m not sure why you would be disappointed – As I see it, it’s like that old Chestnut from Adorno: is a lecture not like a pop-song – i.e. its own advertisement? That doesn’t make it any less true.

    Unless there’s some other content there that you disagree with politically/philosophically…

    “Do what I say, not what I do.” Somewhere in Parallax he argues that that is the mantra of the Analyst…and it’s correct!


    Verso Books and the Brecht Forum welcome

    Zizek: First as Tragedy, Then as Farce

    7:00 PM / Wednesday October 14, 2009

    At the Cooper Union, Great Hall, New York

    Advance Registration:

    Pay what you can: $10 / $15 ($15 admission includes a copy of Zizek’s newly-released First as Tragedy, Then as Farce)

    Called “the most dangerous philosopher in the West,” Slavoj Žižek is today’s most controversial public intellectual. His work traverses the fields of philosophy, psychoanalysis, theology, history and political theory, taking in film, popular culture, literature and jokes—all to provide acute analyses of the complexities of contemporary ideology as well as a serious and sophisticated philosophy. The author of over 50 books, his forthcoming First as Tragedy, Then As Farce will be published in October.

    Slavoj Žižek’s provocative prose has challenged a generation of activists and intellectuals. Now “the Elvis of cultural theory” will make a major New York City appearance on October 14 at the Great Hall in Cooper Union. Zizek’s talk—“FIRST AS TRAGEDY, THEN AS FARCE”—will frame the current global crisis, with an accessible analysis of how we moved from the tragedy 9/11 to the farce of the financial meltdown.

    First as Tragedy, Then As Farce (Verso Books; $12.95; Pub October 19, 2009) asks whether we are prepared now that history has forced itself upon us, first with the attacks of September 11, 2001 and more recently with the financial meltdown of 2008. While figures on the Right and Left alike now descry the years of irrational exuberance that propped up the housing bubble, few have come to understand the deadlock that binds us. A call for the Left to reinvent itself in the light of our desperate historical situation, First as Tragedy, Then As Farce declares that “the time for liberal, moralistic blackmail is over.”



  8. battleofthegiants said

    It also occurs to me that it might be put together by Verso.


  9. Mariborchan said

    The Universal Singular – that question was asked by me.
    battleofthegiants – did it really just ‘occur’ to you, or did you read the response on that page? ;)

  10. battleofthegiants said

    Ah! – I hadn’t looked at the page in a while, actually. It just occured to me that I didn’t see any of the books that were published on MIT press…

  11. The Universal Singular said

    Parallax is MIT!

  12. battleofthegiants said

    Yup. Just goes to show the limits of my memory – I only recall seeing the new versions of the Verso books…

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