October 01, 2009
Rollins’ Winter Park Institute this week welcomed theorist Slavoj Zizek, a professor at Slovenia’s Institute for Sociology and the European Graduate School, for two lectures, “Zizek and Film: A Theorist’s Commentary,” and “Is there an Ethics of Psycho-Analysis?”
Zizek, renowned for his thoughts on philosophy, politics, cinema, and current culture, deliberated on such issues as political correctness, eliminating prejudices, and religion in one of his discussions. While it is hard to imagine how one lecture could encompass all these topics, Zizek encouraged the audience to use a new form of critical thinking with his thought-provoking teachings and animated expressions. One member of the audience, Brian Goldenberg '10, a Critical Media and Cultural Studies major, left the presentation speechless.
“I honestly am just blown away right now,” he said, noting how much he enjoyed Zizek’s content analysis on Christian morality.
The Winter Park Institute features discussions between the Rollins community and thought leaders from diverse fields who are invited for limited residencies. Seminars, lectures, readings, master classes, performances, open discussions, exhibits, and a variety of gatherings provide the forum for such exchanges. Visit the Winter Park Institute for a more information.
--Darby Asner '10