Rancière: Aesthetics and the Question of Disciplinarity

August 25, 2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 5:30pm to Friday, September 22, 2017 - 5:00pm
Univeristy Hall 14
Jacques Rancière

A two-day Symposium Program presented by the Departments of French and Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, Comparative Studies, Film Studies, and English.

Jacques Rancière is a French philosopher, Professor of Philosophy at European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, and Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris VIII: Vincennes—Saint-Denis. He is one of the most read and influential philosophers writing today. Rancière has published many works dealing with concepts including theories of democracy, disagreement, and visual aesthetics. More recently he has written on the topic of human rights and the role of international human rights organizations. Famous works include Le philosophe et ses pauvres (The Philosopher and His Poor, 1983), The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation (1987, tr. 1991), and The Nights of Labor: The Workers' Dream in Nineteenth-Century France (1989).


September 21, 2017

“The Edge of Fiction” - Jacques Rancière, Havens Lecture, 5:30pm-6:45pm, University Hall 14

September 22, 2017

Morning Session, Denney Hall 206

9:30am – Coffee and Opening Remarks by Patrick Bray (Ohio State)

10am-11am – Giuseppina Mecchia (University of Pittsburgh), “Mute Speech and the Timeliness of Criticism” (Chair: Philip Armstrong, Comparative Studies, Ohio State)

11am-12pm – David Bell (Duke University), “Threads:  Further Reflections on The Lost Thread.” (Chair: Sean O’Sullivan, English, Ohio State)

Afternoon Session Hayes Hall 24

2-3pm Marina van Zuylen (Bard College), “Dreaming Bourdieu Away: Rancière and the Reinvented Habitus” (Chair: Jonathan Strauss, French and Italian, Miami University of Ohio)

3-4pm Suzanne Guerlac (University of California, Berkeley), “Rancière and Proust: Two Temptations” (Chair: Ryan Friedman, English, Ohio State)

4-5pm Jacques Rancière, Response (Chair : Patrick Bray)

Rancière Poster

 

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