Rancière: Aesthetics and the Question of Disciplinarity

October 25, 2017

Rancière: Aesthetics and the Question of Disciplinarity

Jacques Ranciere

On September 21-22, 2017, as part of the Havens Lecture series, The Department of French and Italian hosted a two-day symposium featuring renowned French philosopher, Jacques Rancière. Rancière's lecture was followed by a day of presentations by scholars from across the country. The event was co-sponsored by the departments of Spanish and Portuguese, Comparative Studies, Film Studies, and English.  



September 21, 2017

Jacques Rancière: “The Edge of Fiction”

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 22, 2017

Giuseppina Mecchia (University of Pittsburgh), “Mute Speech and the Timeliness of Criticism”

David Bell (Duke University), “Threads: Further Reflections on The Lost Thread”

Marina van Zuylen (Bard College), “Dreaming Bourdieu Away: Rancière and the Reinvented Habitus”

Suzanne Guerlac (University of California, Berkeley), “Rancière and Proust: Two Temptations”

Jacques Rancière: Response