"Wo Es war, soll Ich werden" (Freud)
My research interests and contributions focus on how the subject can be understood within contemporary social, ideological, political and cultural systems. I primarily write on two areas: the critical history and resurgence of leftist politics and social movements; and subjectivities and affect as theoretically informed by Lacanian psychoanalysis.
I have co-edited a collection with Professor Todd McGowan, 'Can Philosophy Love? Reflections and Encounters' (Rowman Littlefield International, November, 2017), which interrogates and exposes the role love plays in knowledge.
I have also co-authored a book with Professor Ed Pluth, 'On Silence: Holding the Voice Hostage' (Palgrave Lacan Series, 2019).
I am currently working on two projects:an edited collection on psychoanalysis and stupidity; and a sole-authored book on Vladimir Jankélévitch.
I supervise post-graduate thesis students in the areas of psychoanalysis as well as critical, political and feminist theories.
My editorial commitments are:
Co-founder and editor, along with Assoc. Prof. Mike Grimshaw for Continental Thought and Theory (CT&T): http://ctt.canterbury.ac.nz/
Advisory board member for Counterfutures: Leftist Thought in Aotearoa/ New Zealand: http://counterfutures.blogspot.co.nz
I am on the advisory board for '(Non)sufficiencies' (Punctuum Books), a monograph series inspired by critical engagement of French philosopher, François Laruelle.
I am a member of the Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy, Center for Lacanian Analysis (NZ) and the German Studies Association (Aust).
Currently I sit on the College of Arts Research Committee.
- Zeiher C. (2020) Lacan’s Love for Socrates. Filozofski Vestnik XL(1): 65-85.
- Zeiher C. (2020) Lacan's love for socrates. Filozofski Vestnik 40(1): 65-85.
- Zeiher C. (2020) The Woman and her Name: Baxter, Véra Baxter. S: Journal of the Circle for Lacanian Ideology Critique 12.
- Zeiher C. (2020) Trump, Our Favourite Jouissance. CT&T: Continental Thought and Theory 3(1) 13: 200-218. http://dx.doi.org/10.26021/1176.
- Zeiher C. (2019) Why bother caring (about the fate of money)? Provocations (2): 39-51.