International guest speaker, Professor Renata Salecl

Professor Renata Salecl
Tyranny of Choice and the Desire to Control the Future: Subjectivity in Late Capitalism
Wednesday 11 August from 5pm in ib3.307

This Wednesday 11 August from 5pm in ib3.307 Professor Renata Salecl will present Tyranny of Choice and the Desire to Control the Future: Subjectivity in Late Capitalism. This presentation is open to the public and will be video-linked to room he3.002 on the Burwood campus.

Renata Salecl is Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and a Senior Researcher in the Institute of Criminology at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She also teaches as a Visiting Professor at Cardozo School of Law in New York. She has been Fellow at Wissenschafts Kolleg in Berlin, Visiting Professor of Law at Humbolt University in Berlin, Visiting Humanities Professor at George Washington University in Washington, DC, Visiting Professor at Duke University in Durham, NC, and Fellow at Remarque Institute at NYU.

Her books include On Anxiety, Spoils of Freedom and Perversions of Love and Hate and the edited Sexuations. Her newly published Choice (Profile Books) is a brilliant study of the nature of choice, showing the despair to which limitless freedom can lead. Her work brings together law, criminology and psychoanalysis.

There are a number of Salecl's publications freely available if you wish to familiarise yourself with her work before Wednesday's presentation. These are:

Salecl, Renata (2005) 'Worries in a limitless world', Cardozo law review, vol. 26, no. 3, from p. 1139

The article has been reproduced here.

There is also a YouTube video, The Paradox of Choice and the audio of a presentation entitled Who Am I For Myself? Anxiety & The Tyranny of Choice.

So, choose!

Dylan Nickelson,
President, Deakin Philosophical Society.

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