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Lecture 15 - The Postmodern Psyche

Lecture 15 - The Postmodern Psyche

This video was recorded at ENGL 300 - Introduction to Theory of Literature. In this lecture on the postmodern psyche, Professor Paul Fry explores the work of Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari and Slavoj Žižek. The notion of the "postmodern" is defined through the use of examples in the visual arts and architecture. Deleuze and Guattari's theory of "rhizomatic" thinking and their intellectual debts are elucidated. Žižek's film criticism, focused on the relation between desire and need, is explored in connection with Lacan. Reading assignment: Deleuze, Gilles and Felix Guattari. "Introduction: Rhizome." In A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1987 Žižek, Slavoj. "Courtly Love." In The Critical Tradition, pp. 1181-97

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