Alenka Zupančič

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Alenka Zupančič
Born (1966-04-01) 1 April 1966 (age 57)
Alma materUniversity of Ljubljana
Université Paris VIII
Era20th-/21st-century philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
Main interests

Alenka Zupančič (born 1 April 1966) is a Slovenian philosopher whose work focuses on psychoanalysis and continental philosophy. She is a Slovenian psychoanalytic theorist and philosopher who along with Mladen Dolar and Slavoj Žižek have in large measure been responsible for the popularity in North America (and Europe) of a politically infused Lacanian psychoanalysis.

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Born in Ljubljana, Zupančič graduated from the University of Ljubljana in 1990 and received her doctorate in 1995 with a dissertation titled Dejanje in zakon, nezavedno in pojem. Zupančič went on to receive a second doctorate from the Université Paris VIII under Alain Badiou in 1997.[1] She is currently a full-time researcher at the Institute of Philosophy of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts[2] and a visiting professor at the European Graduate School.[3] Zupančič belongs to the Ljubljana School of Psychoanalysis, which is known for its predominantly Lacanian foundations. Her philosophy is strongly influenced by Slovenian Lacanian scholars, especially Mladen Dolar and Slavoj Žižek.

Zupančič has written on several topics including ethics, literature, comedy, and love. She is most renowned as a Nietzsche scholar, but Immanuel Kant, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Henri Bergson and Alain Badiou are also referenced in her work. She has many videos on YouTube where she talks about her work and the topics. She has also a Facebook page. There are videos of her and her lectures on the European Graduate School website.

She has 242 works in 305 publications in 6 languages and 3,558 library holdings.



  1. ^ "Zupančič – Podiplomska šola ZRC SAZU". Retrieved 2020-10-02.
  2. ^ Profile at the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Accessed: May 1, 2010.
  3. ^ Alenka Zupančič Archived 2010-04-21 at the Wayback Machine Faculty page at European Graduate School. Biography and bibliography. Accessed: May 1, 2010.

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