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Žižek through Hitchcock

Authors: Simmons, Laurence

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  • Adopts Žižek’s own tactic of counterintuitive observation to read the corpus of Alfred Hitchcock’s films​
  • Argues that Žižek reads the dialectical process of Hegel in a more radical way
  • Explores a specific key concept crucial to the elaboration and core of Žižek’s ideas in each chapter
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Maverick Slovenian cultural theorist, philosopher and psychoanalyst Slavoj Žižek has made his name elaborating the complexities of psychoanalytic and Marxist theory through the exotic use of examples from film and popular culture. But what if we were to take Žižek’s pretensions to cinephilia and film criticism seriously? In this book, adopting Žižek’s own tactic of counterintuitive observation, we shall read the corpus of Alfred Hitchcock’s films (‘one of the great achievements of Western civilization’) and Žižek’s idiosyncratic citation of them in order to arrive at a position where we can identify the core commitments that inform Žižek’s own work. From the practice of Hitchcock we shall (hopefully) arrive at a theory of Žižek (just as Žižek in his collection Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Lacan (But Were Afraid to Ask Hitchcock) (Verso, 1992) arrives at a theory of Lacan from the practice of Hitchcock). To achieve this goal each chapter looks at a specific film by Hitchcock and explores a specific key concept crucial to the elaboration and core of Žižek’s ideas.

About the authors

Laurence Simmons is Professor of Film Studies in Media and Communication at The University of Auckland, New Zealand. He has written extensively on New Zealand and Italian cinema, as well as works of critical theory including the co-edited volume From Z to A: Žižek at the Antipodes (2005).


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Hardcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-62435-4
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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Žižek through Hitchcock
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-62436-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-62436-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-62435-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 367
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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