1989, The Sublime Object of Ideology

1991, For They Know Not What They Do

1992, Enjoy Your Symptom!

1992, Looking Awry

1993, Tarrying with the Negative

1994, The Metastases of Enjoyment

1996, The Indivisible Remainder

1997, The Abyss of Freedom/Ages of the World

1997, The Plague of Fantasies

1999, The Ticklish Subject

1999, The Fright of Real Tears

2000, The Art of the Ridiculous Sublime

2000, Contingency, Hegemony, Universality (co-authored with Butler & Laclau)

2001, Opera’s Second Death (co-authored with Dolar)

2001, Did Somebody Say Totalitarianism?

2001, On Belief

2001, The Fragile Absolute

2002, Welcome to the Desert of the Real

2003, The Puppet and the Dwarf

2003, Organs without Bodies

2004, Iraq: The Borrowed Kettle (partial)

2006, The Parallax View

2006, The Neighbor (co-authored with Santner & Reinhard)

2006, Interrogating the Real (collected writings)

2006, How to Read Lacan

2007, The Universal Exception (collected writings)

2008, Violence

2009, In Defense of Lost Causes

2009, Mythology, Madness, and Laughter (co-authored with Gabriel)

2009, First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

2010, Living in the End Times

2010, Philosophy in the Present (co-authored with Badiou, my transcription)

2011, The Monstrosity of Christ (co-authored with Milbank)

2012, God in Pain (co-authored with Gunjević)

2012, Less Than Nothing

2012, The Year of Dreaming Dangerously

Editor and Contributor

1992, Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Lacan

1994, Mapping Ideology

2003, Jacques Lacan: Critical Evaluations in Cultural Theory

2004, Revolution at the Gates: Žižek on Lenin

2005, Theodor Adorno: In Search of Wagner

2006, Lacan: The Silent Partners

2007, Trotsky: Terrorism and Communism

2007, Mao: On Practice and Contradiction

2007, Robespierre: Virtue and Terror (missing)

2010, The Idea of Communism (Vol. 1) (co-edited with Douzinas)

2013, The Idea of Communism 2: The New York Conference (Vol. 2) (missing)


1994, The Making of Political Identities

2000, Jacques Ranciere: The Politics of Aesthetics

2002, Georg Lukács: A Defence of History and Class Consciousness

2002, Lacan and Science

2002, Reading Seminar XX

2004, Think Again – Alain Badiou and the Future of Philosophy

2004, Transcendence – Philosophy, Literature, and Theology Approach the Beyond

2004, Immanence, Transcendence and Utopia

2004, Hitchcock: Past and Future

2007, Adventures in Realism

2009, Theories of Race and Racism: A Reader

2009, Cultures of Fear

2010, Paul’s New Moment

2010, Alain Badiou: Five Lessons on Wagner (missing)

2010, The Speculative Turn

2011, Occupy!: Scenes from Occupied America (missing)

2011, Hegel & The Infinite

2011, Democracy in What State?

2011, What Does a Jew Want? (missing)

2012, The Case for Sanctions Against Israel (missing)

2012, Hegel’s Rabble

2012, Concept and Form (missing)

Secondary Literature

2003, Tony Myers: Routledge Critical Thinkers

2004, Glyn Daly: Conversations With Žižek

2004, Ian Parker: A Critical Introduction

2004, Matthew Sharpe: A Little Piece of the Real

2005, Rex Butler: Live Theory

2005, Geoff Boucher, Jason Glynos, Matthew Sharpe: Traversing the Fantasy (missing)

2006, Jodi Dean: Žižek’s Politics

2007, Fabio Vighi & Heiko Feldner: Beyond Foucault

2008, Adam Kotsko: Žižek and Theology

2008, Adrian Johnston: Žižek’s Ontology

2008, Marcus Pound: A (Very) Critical Introduction

2008, Thomas Brockelman: Žižek and Heidegger

2009, Adrian Johnston: Badiou, Žižek, and Political Transformations

2009, Geoff Boucher: The Charmed Circle of Ideology

2010, Fabio Vighi: On Žižek’s Dialectics

2010, Matthew Sharpe & Geoff Boucher: Žižek and Politics

Book series edited by Žižek


1995, Miran Božovič: The Panopticon Writings

1998, Alain Grosrichard: The Sultan’s Court (missing)

1998, Renata Salecl: Perversions of Love and Hate

2000, Alenka Zupančič: Ethics of the Real

2001, Alain Badiou: Ethics

Short Circuits

2003, Alenka Zupančič: Shortest Shadow

2005, Jerry Aline Flieger: Is Oedipus Online? (missing)

2006, Mladen Dolar: A Voice and Nothing More

2007, Lorenzo Chiesa: Subjectivity and Otherness

2008, Alenka Zupančič: The Odd One In

2009, André Nusselder: Interface Fantasy

2009, Henry Bond: Lacan at the Scene

2010, Anca Parvulescu: Laughter (missing)

SIC Series

1996, Gaze and Voice as Love Objects [sic1]

1998, Cogito and the Unconscious [sic2]

2000, Sexuation [sic3]

2003, Perversion and the Social Relation [sic4]

2005, Theology and the Political: The New Debate [sic5] (missing)

2006, Jacques Lacan and the Other Side of Psychoanalysis [sic6]

2007, Lenin Reloaded: Toward a Politics of Truth [sic7] (partial)


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