New research project

Beginning with the spring semester of 2021, I will be working on a new research project which just received funding from The Foundation of Baltic and East European Studies. The project is entitled Post-Communist Communism in Eastern Europe: A Rhetorical History of The Ljubljana School of Psychoanalysis and aims at investigating so-called post-communist communism as it is developed by members of the Ljubljana School of Psychoanalysis in general and Slavoj Žižek in particular. This will be achieved by focusing on how the concept of communism is rhetorically formed through the school’s analysis of the concept’s historical actualization in Eastern Europe and through their critique of our present ailments, relating it to their thoughts concerning the nature of the political idea.