Short Circuits

A short circuit occurs when there is a wrong connection in the network—wrong, of course, from the standpoint of the smooth functioning of the network. Is therefore the shock of short circuiting not one of the best metaphors for a critical reading? Is not one of the most efficient critical procedures to cross wires that don’t usually touch—to take a major classic (text, author, notion) and read it in a short circuiting way, through the lenses of a “minor” author, text, or conceptual apparatus (“minor” in the sense of marginalized, disavowed by the hegemonic ideology, dealing with a “lower,” less dignified topic)? The starting premise of this series is that Lacanian psychoanalysis is a privileged instrument of such an approach. This, then, is not a new series of books on psychoanalysis, but a series of “connections of the Freudian field”—of short Lacanian interventions into art, philosophy, theology, and ideology.

Series editor: Mladen Dolar, Alenka Zupančič, & Slavoj Žižek

How to Research Like a Dog

Aaron Schuster

Nov 14, 2023

Incontinence of the Void

Slavoj Žižek

Feb 26, 2019

The Dash—The Other Side of Absolute Knowing

Rebecca Comay, Frank Ruda

May 04, 2018

Liquidation World

Alexi Kukuljevic

Sep 15, 2017

What IS Sex?

Alenka Zupančič

Sep 08, 2017

The Not-Two

Lorenzo Chiesa

Apr 08, 2016

The Trouble with Pleasure

Aaron Schuster

Feb 26, 2016

All for Nothing

Andrew Cutrofello

Aug 22, 2014

Lacan at the Scene

Henry Bond, Slavoj Žižek

Sep 14, 2012

The Monstrosity of Christ

Slavoj Žižek, John Milbank, Creston Davis

Feb 25, 2011


Anca Parvulescu

Aug 27, 2010

Interface Fantasy

André Nusselder

Sep 11, 2009

The Parallax View

Slavoj Žižek

Feb 13, 2009

The Odd One In

Alenka Zupančič

Feb 08, 2008

Subjectivity and Otherness

Lorenzo Chiesa

Sep 28, 2007

A Voice and Nothing More

Mladen Dolar

Feb 03, 2006

Interrogation Machine

Alexei Monroe, Slavoj Žižek

Oct 14, 2005

Is Oedipus Online?

Jerry Aline Flieger

May 06, 2005

The Shortest Shadow

Alenka Zupančič

Sep 26, 2003

The Puppet and the Dwarf

Slavoj Žižek

Aug 29, 2003