Sleepwalking the Revolution

How can Lacanian theory, in connection with Walter Benjamin’s attitude, help us to understand the historical period of 1939–1956 in Eastern Europe? Can we experience a revolution in which the agency of revolution is not our own? What are the consequences of such an event for the social imaginary – or the symbolic field – of a given society? We will discuss all these questions on the basis of the Polish example, considering the deep change in Polish society that occurred in the period of German occupation and Stalinism.

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Event start
12. 4. 2022 18:00
Academic Conference Centre, Husova 4, Prague 1
Organizing Institution
Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences, Department for the Study of Modern Czech Philosophy
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