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About Matthew Flisfeder

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.
Latest Posts | By Matthew Flisfeder
“Severance,” Alienation, and the Futility of Reintegration
5 months ago

“Severance,” Alienation, and the Futility of Reintegration

The Apple TV science fiction psychodrama series, Severance (2022–), tells the story of a group of people who agree to work for a large corporation, Lumen, and to undergo a …
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Social Distancing and its Discontents
3 years ago

Social Distancing and its Discontents

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 …
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