ENGL 300 - Lecture 15 - The Postmodern Psyche

Lecture 15 - The Postmodern Psyche


In this lecture on the postmodern psyche, Professor Paul Fry explores the work of Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari and Slavoj Žižek. The notion of the "postmodern" is defined through the use of examples in the visual arts and architecture. Deleuze and Guattari's theory of "rhizomatic" thinking and their intellectual debts are elucidated. Žižek's film criticism, focused on the relation between desire and need, is explored in connection with Lacan.


Deleuze, Gilles and Felix Guattari. "Introduction: Rhizome." In A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1987

Žižek, Slavoj. "Courtly Love." In The Critical Tradition, pp. 1181-97

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