Alenka Zupančič in conversation with Jorge Alemán at the Granada Book Fair 2022

The Granada UNESCO City of Literature Programme (Area of Arts of Granada City Council) collaborates once again with the Granada Book Fair.

This year the UNESCO City of Literature invited will be Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, and in addition to welcoming its Culture Councillor, Mateja Demšič, during the opening of the Fair, we held a series of events with Slovenian poets, writers and intellectuals.

With the collaboration of the Biblioteca de Orientación Lacaniana de Psicoanálisis of Granada, on May 19, we will attend a conversation between Alenka Zupančič, philosopher and writer, and Jorge Alemán, psychoanalyst and writer, moderated by José Luis Chacón and with simultaneous translation by Óscar Jiménez. It will be at 8 pm, in the Sala Zaida of the Caja Rural Foundation.

“Lacan and the politics of emancipation” / Alenka Zupančič in conversation with Jorge Alemán
Moderated by José Luis Chacón | Translation by Óscar Jiménez
Thursday, May 19, at 8 pm | Sala Zaida

Alenka Zupančič

Alenka Zupančič (Eslovenia, 1966)

Alenka Zupančič (b.1966) is a Lacanian philosopher and social theorist. She is a professor at The European Graduate School / EGS and at the University of Nova Gorica. As well, Zupančič is a research advisor and professor at the Institute of Philosophy at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. She graduated in philosophy from the University of Ljubljana in 1990 and received her doctoral degree in 1995. Together with Slavoj Žižek and Mladen Dolar, Zupančič is one of the most prominent members of the “Ljubljana school of psychoanalysis.” She is also a renowned Nietzsche scholar. Important themes in Zupančič’s work include: relations between sexuality, ontology and the unconscious; critique of the theory of subject; and the theoretical exploration of the Lacanian concept of the Real. Zupančič is on the advisory board of Philosophy and Society as well as a fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies of Southeastern Europe at the University of Rijeka, Croatia. Since the early nineties, Zupančič has continuously published her texts in numerous psychoanalytic and philosophical anthologies and academic journals. Some of his books have been published in Spanish, among them: What is sex? (¿Qué es el sexo?, 2021), Why psychoanalysis? (¿Por qué el psicoanálisis?, 2012), and The Odd One In: On Comedy (Sobre la comedia, 2012).

Jorge Alemán

Jorge Alemán (Buenos Aires, 1951) is an honorary professor at the University of Buenos Aires and the National University of San Martín. He is a member of the World Association of Psychoanalysis (AMP), AME of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis (ELP-Spain) and of the Lacanian School of Orientation (EOL-Argentina). He was cultural advisor to the Embassy of Argentina in Spain. He has received, among others, the awards Fondo Nacional de las Artes (1974) or the Rodolfo Walsh of the Press Union of Mendoza (2009). His latest books include: Crimen perfecto o Emancipación (2019), Conversaciones con Eugenio Trías (2020), Notas sobre el desastre (2021) and Nosotros en la época. La época en nosotros (2021). He has directed various psychoanalysis publications, including Serie psicoanalítica and Estudios psicoanalíticos. He regularly collaborates in magazines specialized in the field of psychoanalysis as well as in philosophy and art, as well as in various forums of debate of current thought.

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