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Lec 15 - The Postmodern Psyche

"Lec 15 - The Postmodern Psyche" Introduction to Theory of Literature (ENGL 300) In this lecture on the postmodern psyche, Professor Paul Fry explores the work of Gilles Deleuze, and 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. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Žižek, Deleuze, and the Political 08:37 - Chapter 2. What Is Postmodernism? 16:22 - Chapter 3. Postmodernism, Doubt, and Vision 22:52 - Chapter 4. Dehumanization 28:31 - Chapter 5. Deleuze, Guattari, and Lacan 35:16 - Chapter 6. The Rhizome 39:25 - Chapter 7. Žižek 46:53 - Chapter 8. Holbein's The Ambassadors 50:08 - Chapter 9. Language and Desire Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Spring 2009.

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