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Events at Théâtre de l'Odéon : Žižek, Ndiaye and Disiz

Zizek Text: Joanna Bronowicka

This Thursday, March 11, Théâtre de l’Odéon will host Slavoj Žižek, undoubtedly the most eccentric figure in contemporary philosophy. Originally from Slovenia, Žižek is a senior researcher at the University of Ljubljana and a professor at the European Graduate School in Switzerland, but he is often associated Paris VIII and philosophers Alain Badiou and Jaques Ranciere.  A declared atheist, who claims that “churches should be turned into grain silos or palaces of culture," he will give a lectured entitled Christianity between perversion and subversion. The growing popularity of Žižek cannot be explained by the accessibility of his writings - he mixes theories of Marx, Hegel and Lacan with references to the latest blockbusters or political scandals in an almost hallucinatory style. Witty and full of unpredictable twists and turns, his public lectures make philosophy a form of entertainment. 

To tie-in with the staging of Un Tramway at Théâtre de l’Odéon, on Saturday, March 16, a group of scholars will discuss the effects of Obama’s electon on American society The debate entitled America, emerging from the myth, entering the real will question whether the American people recovered their faith while accepting the challenges that they face. The participants of the debate include three renowned experts on American history, namely Nicole Bacharan, Annie Cohen-Solal and Pap Ndiaye, the author of The Black Condition, an influential study of the black minority in France.

On March 16, a rapper Disiz also known as Sérigne M'Baye Guey will read extracts from his first novel, Les derniers de la rue Ponty

Thursday, March 11 2010 at 6pm
Slavoj Zizek, à propos of La Marionnette et le Nain : Le christianisme entre perversion et subversion.
Discussion hosted by Nicolas Truong.
Reservations at 01 44 85 40 40.
Tickets: 5 €.

Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 3pm
L'Amérique : la sortie du mythe, l'entrée dans le réel
Meeting hosted by Laure Adler, with participation of Nicole Bacharan, Annie Cohen-Solal, Pap Ndiaye.

Tuesday, March 16 at 6:30pm
Les derniers de la rue Ponty de Sérigne M'Baye Gueye (Disiz)
Reservations at 01 44 85 40 40.
Tickets: 5 €

Théâtre de l’Odéon
Place de l'Odéon
75006 Paris

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