February 23, 2017

Outspoken Philosopher Slavoj Žižek to Give Feb. 28 Talk

Portrait of Slavoj Žižek
Slavoj Žižek

Philosopher Slavoj Žižek comes to The Claremont Colleges next week to deliver a talk on political economy and our current political moment. The event has been made possible by Claremont Graduate University and Pomona College.

Titled “From Surplus-Value to Surplus-Enjoyment,” the talk will take place February 28 at 7:00 pm at Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theatre, located at 170 E. 6th Street. The talk is open to the public.

Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural theorist regarded by many as a leading public intellectual of our age. He has been referred to as “the Elvis of Cultural Theory” and “the most dangerous philosopher in the West.”

Žižek is also a co-founder of the Slovenian Liberal Democratic Party and was named by Foreign Policy as a “Top 100 Global Thinker.”

His visit is co-sponsored by CGU’s Cultural Studies Department and Pomona College’s Media Studies Department.

“From Surplus-Value to Surplus-Enjoyment”
Tuesday, February 28
7:00 p.m.
Rose Hills Theatre
Pomona College
170 E. 6th Street