Special Topic: Žižek Through Hitchcock


Slavoj Žižek is known for elaborating psychoanalytic and Marxist theory through the use of film and popular culture. In this course we shall read Alfred Hitchcock’s films and Žižek’s idiosyncratic citation of them to develop a theory of Žižek’s own work. To achieve this, each lesson looks at a film by Hitchcock and explores a key aspect of Žižek’s ideas.

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Availability 2024

Not taught in 2024


Coordinator(s) Professor Laurence Simmons


MEDIA 746: 30 points