Cabinet

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Department of Philosophy

doc. dr. Simon Hajdini


Academic appointments

• 2021—         Senior Research Associate, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

• Spring 2021  Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, The University of Chicago (USA)

• 2017-2020    Visiting Scholar, Department of Germanic Studies, The University of Chicago (USA)

• 2016-2017    Fulbright Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar, Department of Germanic Studies, The University of Chicago (USA)

• 2016-2021    Research Associate, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

• 2016—         Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

• 2014-2016   Research Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)


Education

• Ph.D.  University of Ljubljana (Philosophy), 2012

• B.A.    University of Ljubljana (Philosophy), 2004

• B.A.    University of Ljubljana (Comparative Literature), 2004


Research grants

PROJECT TITLE

FUNDING SOURCE

PERIOD

ROLE

STATUS

Structure and Genealogy of Indifference: Logic—Epistemology—Ideology

Slovenian Research Agency

5/1/2017 – 4/30/2021

PI with research team

Completed

Varieties of Negation: Philosophy—Psychoanalysis—Literature

Slovenian Research Agency

1/1/2018 – 12/31/2019

Co-PI (with Eric Santner) with research team

Completed

Antinomies of Rest: A Philosophical Investigation into the Political-Theological and Ontological Status of Rest in Modernity

Fulbright Program

11/1/2016 – 5/31/2017

PI (Postdoc)

Completed

The (Mis)uses of Laziness. The Figure of the Idler in Philosophy, Theology, and Political Economy

Slovenian Research Agency

7/1/2014 – 6/30/2016

PI (Postdoc)

Completed


Professional memberships and affiliations

• 2015—  Editorial Board of Borec

• 2014—  Editorial Board of Problemi

• 2014—  Society for Theoretical Psychoanalysis, Ljubljana, Slovenia

• 2014—  International Hegelian Society Aufhebung

• 2013— Central European Research Institute of Søren Kierkegaard


Language proficiency

• Slovenian (Native)

• English (Fluent)

• German (Fluent)


Full list of publications


Books

•  2023* Smell: Ontology of Everything Else (*under contract with MIT Press)

•  2016  Kaj je ta duh? K filozofiji voha (What’s That Smell? Toward a Philosophy of Scent; Ljubljana: Analecta)

•  2012  Na kratko o dolgčasu, lenobi in počitku (On Boredom, Laziness, and Rest; Ljubljana: Analecta)


Articles

•  2021  ‘Marx and Spinoza? ’, Cultural Critique, No. 112 (DOI: 10.5749/culturalcritique.112.2021.0103).

•  2020  ‘Names at the Tip of the Nose’, Filozofski vestnik 41 (3): 159-176 (DOI: 10.3986/FV.41.3.04).

•  2020  ‘Govorica blag’ [The Language of Commodities] in Problemi 58 (1-2): 95-128.

•  2020  ‘Ne splača se: spremna študija’ [Not Worth it] in Robert Pfaller, Zakaj se splača živeti?, Ljubljana: Studia humanitatis.

•  2020  ‘Prepozno za prihodnost’ [No Future: On Contemporary Fatalism] in Frank Ruda, Ukinjanje svobode [Abolishing Freedom], Ljubljana: Maska.

•  2018  ‘Varieties of Negation: From Drizzle and Decaf to the Anti-Semitic Figure of the Jew’ in Lacanian Ink, 51: 108-125 (Spring 2018).

•  2017  ‘Comedy From a to Z: On the Subject-Matter of Ideological Interpellation’ in Problemi International, 1, 1: 129-158.

•  2016  ‘Dialectic at Its Impures’ in Slavoj Žižek and Dialectical Materialism, eds. Agon Hamza and Frank Ruda (New York: Palgrave), 85-99.

•  2015  ‘What’s the Difference? Kant and Lacan’, Filozofski vestnik, 36, 2, 87-108.

•  2015  ‘The Comedy of the Great Depression: On Chaplin’s Modern Times’, Crisis and Critique, 2, 1, 194-215.

•  2014  ‘“I, Ideology, Speak.” in (Mis)readings of Marx in Continental Philosophy, eds. Jernej Habjan and Jessica Whyte (Basingstoke & NY: Palgrave), 162-77.

•  2014  ‘Capitalism and Repetition: Marx and Lacan’, Crisis and Critique, 1, 3, 223-44.

•  2014  ‘Prozopopeja ideologije v luči Žižkove fetišistične sekvence’ [Prosopopoeia of Ideology], Problemi 52 (3-4): 143-68.

•  2013  ‘Znova nič novega: Adorno, Deleuze, Beckett’ [Nothing New Anew: Adorno, Deleuze, Beckett], Filozofski vestnik 34 (3): 179-95.

•  2012  ‘Zakaj nezavedno ne pozna časa? Pogled s (Kantove) strani’ [Why the Unconscious Doesn’t Know Time], Problemi 50 (5-6): 171-215.

•  2012  ‘Kafkov gladovalec’ [Kafka’s Hunger Artist], Problemi 50 (3-4): 105-42.

•  2006 ‘Dolgčas med “Kritiko” in “Antropologijo”’ [Boredom Between ‘Critique’ and ‘Anthropology’], Problemi 44 (5-6): 137-163.

•  2006 ‘K filozofiji dolgčasa’ [On the Philosophy of Boredom], Problemi 44 (1-2): 23-71.

•  2005 ‘Narcizem, magija in vsemoč misli’ [Narcissism, Magic, and the Omnipotence of Thought], Problemi 43 (1-2): 159-92.


Edited books

•  2016  To Think a Sin: Book of Abstracts, Ljubljana: Ljubljana University Press.

•  2015  Frank Ruda, Heglova drhal [Hegels Pöbel], trans. A. Leskovec, Ljubljana: Sophia.

•  2013 Prvotna akumulacija med zgodovino in konceptom [Primitive Accumulation between History and Concept], Ljubljana: Institute for Worker’s Studies.

•  2013  Michael Heinrich, Kritika politične ekonomije: uvod [Kritik der politischen Ökonomie: Eine Einführung], trans. M. Dobnikar, Ljubljana: Sophia.

•  2012  Robert Burton, Anatomija melanholije [The Essential Anatomy of Melancholy], trans. L. Šumah, Ljubljana: Studia humanitatis.

•  2012  Sigmund Freud, Metapsihološki spisi [Metapsychological Writings], trans. E. Bahovec et al., Ljubljana: Studia humanitatis.

•  2007  Sigmund Freud, Spisi o družbi in religiji [Writings on Society and Religion], trans. S. Hajdini et al., Ljubljana: Analecta.

•  2005  Sigmund Freud, Pet analiz [Five Psycho-Analyses], trans. E. Bahovec et al., Ljubljana: Analecta & Studia humanitatis.

•  2002  Josef Breuer and Sigmund Freud, Študije o histeriji [Studien über Hysterie], trans. S. Hajdini et al., Ljubljana: Delta.


Edited journal issues

•  2019  Problemi International, 3, Ljubljana: Society for Theoretical Psychoanalysis.

•  2018  Problemi International, 2, Ljubljana: Society for Theoretical Psychoanalysis.

•  2017  Problemi International, 1, Ljubljana: Society for Theoretical Psychoanalysis.

Staff

Events

10. 09. 2020
Department of Translation Studies, Department of Slovene Studies, Faculty of Arts

Konferenca Jezikovne tehnologije in digitalna humanistika

28. 09. 2020
Mednarodna pisarna, Faculty of Arts

Welcome day for Exchange Students

10. 09. 2020
Faculty of Arts

Online presentation for international students

28. 09. 2020
Faculty of Arts

Online presentation of Faculty of Arts for international students

04. 11. 2020
Department of Asian Studies

A documentary feature film The Celestial Dragon