Matthew Flisfeder is an Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Communications at The University of Winnipeg, Canada. He is the author of Algorithmic Desire: Toward a New Structuralist Theory of Social Media (Northwestern University Press, 2021), Postmodern Theory and Blade Runner (Bloomsbury, 2017), and The Symbolic, The Sublime, and Slavoj Žižek’s Theory of Film (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), and co-editor of Žižek and Media Studies: A Reader (Palgrave Macmillan 2014). His recent writing focuses on renewing and rethinking dialectical humanism in the context of Anthropocene discourse.
Sigmund Freud’s Civilization and Its Discontents is often read as a text about unnecessarily privileging the needs of the dominant culture and society over those of the individual. The book … Read More