Mladen Dolar is Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Philosophy, University of Ljubljana. His principal areas of research are psychoanalysis, modern French philosophy, German idealism and art theory. He has lectured extensively at the universities in USA and across Europe, he is the author of over hundred and fifty papers in scholarly journals and collective volumes. Apart from twelve books in Slovene his book publications include most notably A Voice and Nothing More (MIT 2006, translated into six languages) and Opera’s Second Death (with Slavoj Žižek, Routledge 2001, also translated into several languages). His book on the voice has become the standard reference work in the expanding area of voice studies. His new book The Riskiest Moment is forthcoming with Duke University Press. He is one of the founders of the Ljubljana Lacanian School.