Zizek and Media Studies: A Reader

This is a new book coming out from Matthew Flisfeder and Louis-Paul Willis, copied from Matthew’s blog:

Žižek and Media Studies: A Reader

Žižek and Media Studies:  A Reader edited by Matthew Flisfeder and Louis-Paul Willis is now under contract to be published by Palgrave Macmillan in hardcover in 2014 and in paperback in 2015.

Check out the book’s Facebook Group.

The preliminary table of contents is as follows:

INTRODUCTION by Matthew Flisfeder and Louis-Paul Willis

PART I:  MEDIA, IDEOLOGY, AND POLITICS

CHAPTER 1:  “Žižek’s Reception:  Fifty Shades of Gray Ideology” by Paul A. Taylor

CHAPTER 2:  “Student Fantasies:  A Žižekian Perspective on the 2012 Quebec Student Uprising” by Louis-Paul Willis

CHAPTER 3:  “The Sublime Absolute:  Althusser and Žižek and the Critique of Ideology” by Agon Hamza

PART II:  POPULAR CULTURE

CHAPTER 4:  “The Priority of the Example:  Hegel Contra Film Studies” by Todd McGowan

CHAPTER 5:  “The Good Terror:  Fight Club as a Žižekian Act-ion Film” by Tim Walters

CHAPTER 6:  “Ideology and Contagion:  The Limits of the Contemporary Disaster Film” by Matthew Beaumont

CHAPTER 7:  “Hungry Eyes:  Žižek and the 80s Movie Song” by Graham Wolfe

CHAPTER 8:  “A Little Piece of the Reel:  Record Production and the Surplus of Prosthetic Vocality” by Mickey Vallee

PART III:  FILM AND CINEMA

CHAPTER 9:  “Žižek and Hollywood:  A Case of Love Before First Sight” by Fabio Vighi

CHAPTER 10:  “How to Kill Your Mother:  Heavenly Creatures, Desire and Žižek’s Return to Ideology” by Cindy Zeiher

CHAPTER 11:  “A Dialogue with American Scepticism:  Žižek and Cavell on Sexual Difference” by Keiko Ogata

CHAPTER 12:  “From Interpassive to Interactive Cinema:  A Genealogy of the Moving Image of Cynicism” by Tamas Nagypal

CHAPTER 13:  “CGI’s Evil Twin’: The Double-Deceptive Lure of Analog Special Effects” by Hugh Manon

PART IV:  SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE INTERNET

CHAPTER 14:  “The Real Internet” by Jodi Dean

CHAPTER 15:  “Enjoying Social Media” by Matthew Flisfeder

CHAPTER 16:  “Slavoj Žižek as Internet Philosopher” by Clint Burnham

CHAPTER 17:  “Is Torture Part of Your Social Network?:  Žižek, ‘Terror’, and The Guantanamo Files” by Tara Atluri

CHAPTER 18:  “Shoot it on your Smartphone!:  Mobility of the Gaze and the Visual Displeasure” by Richard Bégin

AFTERWORD

By Slavoj Žižek

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