Invitation to Frank Ruda lecture

Postgraduate School ZRC SAZU invites you to seminars and a public lecture by Assoc. Prof. Frank Ruda:


Grotesque Sovereignty.


The lecture in English language will be on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 5 p. m. at Atrij ZRC, Novi trg 2, Ljubljana.


In a time when new figures of sovereignty and authority are emerging everywhere, the cognitive map of the situation seems to be lacking more than ever. The political present confronts us with types of sovereigns that are capable of surviving all scandals and seem immune to all forms of critique. The lecture will return to Marx, Hegel, Foucault and Badiou and try to gather elements for a contemporary critique of the grotesque sovereign.


Frank Ruda is Senior Lecturer in philosophy at the University of Dundee. He is also professor at the European Graduate School (Saas Fee / Malta) and visiting professor at the Capital Normal University in Beijing. His last publications include “The Dash – The Other Side of Absolute Knowing” (with Rebecca Comay; MIT Press 2018), “Gegen-Freiheit. Komik und Fatalismus” (Konstanz UP 2018),“Indifferenz und Wiederholung” (Konstanz UP 2018).“


Kindly invited!


In light of preventing the spread of Covid-19, there can be a maximum of 50 people in the hall. The hall can be used in strict compliance with all instructions of the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) and internal instructions of PŠ ZRC SAZU and ZRC SAZU regarding the organization of events:

  • mandatory use of face masks;
  • hand disinfection;
  • appropriate (at least 1.5 m) distance between participants.