'History is made at night' - a 24-hour event to launch Žižek's 'Less Than Nothing', London, 15-16 June
History is made at night
A 24-hour event to launch Slavoj Žižek's masterwork on the Hegelian legacy
Less Than Nothing
Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism
Friday 15 – Saturday 16 June at Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL
"I am writing a mega-book about Hegel. It is a true work of love. This is my true life's work. Even Lacan is just a tool for me to read Hegel. For me, always it is Hegel,Hegel, Hegel… but people just want the shitty politics." Slavoj Žižek
About the event:
Verso is pleased to present History is made at night: a special event over 24 hours at Cafe Oto to launch Less Than Nothing, the new book by the radical philosopher,polymath, film star and cult icon, Slavoj Žižek.
The event will start with a seminar introducing the thought of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel given by philosopher and writer Iain Hamilton Grant. Žižek will then give a talk, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions and have books signed during a break after the talk.
“Only when the dusk starts to fall does the owl of Minerva spread its wings and fly.” Hegel, Philosophy of Right
An overnight read-in for night owls and dreamers will begin at 10.30pm: a collective event of reading and performing philosophy, bringing into play the questions around language, subjectivity and experience explored in the book.
Visit versobooks.com for more information: http://www.versobooks.com/events/458-history-is-made-at-night-a-24-hour-event-to-launch-less-than-nothing and sign up to take part in the reading here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkeyßlCbFV1Ykszc1BuQmtQTU9JQTZibVE6MQ
17.30 (Friday): Doors open
18.30-19.30: Introducing Hegel – a seminar with Iain Hamilton Grant
20.00-21.30: Talk by Slavoj Žižek & book signing
21.30-22.30: Break & doors open for reading
22.30 (Friday)-17.30 (Saturday): Readings from Less Than Nothing
SOLD OUT Entrance to Žižek’s talk. This ticket price also allows you to stay all night at for the readings.
Free Anyone taking part and reading a section gets in free and can bring two guests in for free to the reading ONLY.
4 pounds Anyone not signed up to take part for the reading only.