This is simply a list of the books I read for a directed reading I did last quarter and a recognition of all of the author’s contributions to my notes and thinking. I have posted some, and plan on posting some more, of my reading notes with the hope that they can be of use to others endeavoring to read Zizek for the first time. Since they were my own personal reading notes I often did not site direct or indirect quotations or ideas.
So, that being said, I do not know where my thoughts begin and other’s end. In light of this, and since much of my thinking was as a direct result of what I read, I think that it is fair to say that all of my entries posted under notes that are in regards to Zizek should be read as having these as my sources. I am sorry to any author if I directly or indirectly quoted you without due credit. I have tried not to post direct quotes but, again, am not sure. If someone reads this and realizes that this is illegal or something please let me know. I am still helplessly ignorant when it comes to the internet and what is and is not acceptable/kosher.
All of these books are worth checking out.
Zizek and Theology–Adam Kotsko
Zizek: A Very Critical Introduction–Marcus Pound
(Routledge Critical Thinkers series) Slavoj Zizek–Tony Myers
The Parallax View–Slavoj Zizek
The Puppet and the Dwarf–Slavoj Zizek
The Fragile Absolute–Slavoj Zizek
Theology and the Political: The New Debate--eds. Davis, Milbank, Zizek–Still haven’t read all of this one, but am enjoying it.
I also used this website extensively and recommend it as both a great intro to Lacan and Zizek and a practical experience in differance itself…