In 2007-8, the Centre’s research focussed on the analysis of the theoretical foundations of Žižek’s work and its relationship to Foucault’s.

Since 2009 the research agenda of the Centre focuses on two themes: Psychoanalysis and Ideology Critique and Political Economy and Ideology Critique.

Selected Publications

  • ‘Distruzione creativa o terra bruciata? La crisi del capitalismo nel XXI secolo’, in Ponzi, M. (ed.) Karl Marx e la crisi. Macerata: Quodlibet, 2017, pp. 187-214
  • ‘Capitalist bulimia: Lacan, Marx, Crisis’, in Crisis and Critique, 3(3), 2016, pp. 415-432
  • Critical Theory and the Crisis of Contemporary Capitalism. New York and London: Bloomsbury, 2015
  • ‘Ontology of Crisis and Lacan’s Discourse of the Capitalist’, Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, 20(1), 2015, pp. 1-19
  • States of Crisis and Post-Capitalist Scenarios. London and New York: Routledge, 2014
  • ‘The Matrix Cannot Be Reloaded: a Lacano-Marxian Approach to the Crisis of Contemporary Capitalism’ in Fabio Vighi, Heiko Feldner and Slavoj Žižek (eds.) States of Crisis and Post-Capitalist Scenarios. London and New York: Routledge, 2014, pp. 11-57
  • ‘Capitalism as a Religion of Self-Destruction’, Planet: the Welsh Internationalist May (206), 2012, pp. 112-119
  • Critical Theory and Film: Rethinking Ideology through Film Noir. New York and London: Continuum, 2012
  • ‘Economic collapse without salvation?’ The Exception Magazine, 2011 (22 Sept)
  • ‘A Subject that Matters: Žižek’s Ideology Critique Today’, in International Journal of Žižek Studies, 2010, 4(1)
  • ‘From subject to politics: the Žižekian field today’, in Subjectivity, 3(1), 2010, pp. 31-52
  • On Žižek’s Dialectics: Surplus, Subtraction, Sublimation. New York and London: Continuum, 2010
  • ‘The Challenge of Power in Žižek and Foucault’, in Journal of European Psychoanalysis, 26/27, 2009, pp. 35-67
  • ‘Pathological attachments: Slavoj Žižek on anti-capitalism and liberal democracy’, in Rethinking Marxism, 21(2), 2009, pp. 290-297
  • Žižek: Beyond Foucault. Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2007
  • ‘Ideology Critique or Discourse Analysis? Žižek against Foucault’, in European Journal of Political Theory, 6(2), 2007, pp. 141-159
  • Did Somebody Say Ideology? On Slavoj Žižek and Consequences. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007
  • ‘Resistant and Radical Agency: Traversing Foucault with Slavoj Žižek’, in Journal for Lacanian Studies, 4(2), 2006, pp. 300-324
  • ‘United States of Europe or Free Trade Zone? No Thanks! Slavoj Žižek on the Future of Europe’, in European Journal for Social Theory 9(3) 2006, pp. 337-354
  • ‘Beyond liberal democracy: Slavoj Žižek and the politics of ideology critique’, in New Formations 58, 2006, pp. 53-62.