Ranciere Now

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-11-04
  • Publisher: Polity Pr

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The French philosopher Jacques Rancière is well known across the world for his groundbreaking contributions to aesthetic and political theory and for his radical rethinking of the question of equality. This much-needed new collection situates Rancière's thought in a range of practical and theoretical contexts.

These specially commissioned essays cover the complete history of Rancière's work and reflect its interdisciplinary reach. They span his early historical research of the 1960s and '70s, his celebrated critique of pedagogy and his later political theory of dissensus and disagreement, as well as his ongoing analysis of literature and 'the aesthetic regime of art'. Rancière's resistance to psychoanalytic thinking is also explored, as are his most recent publications on film and film theory. Contributors include Tom Conley, Carolyn Steedman, Geneviève Fraisse, Jean-Luc Nancy, Jeremy Lane, and many more. The book also includes a brand new interview with Rancière, reflecting on his intellectual project and developing new lines of thought from his latest major work, Aisthesis.

Rancière Now will be essential reading for students and scholars across the humanities and social sciences; it will stimulate and inspire discussion of Rancière’s work for years to come.

Author Biography

Oliver Davis is Associate Professor of French Studies and Programme Director of the Centre for Research in Philosophy, Literature and the Arts at the University of Warwick. He is the author of, among other works, the critical introduction Jacques Rancière (Polity, 2010).

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • List of Contributors
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Editor’s Introduction
  • Politics
  • 1. Rancière, Politics and the Social Question
  • Jackie Clarke
  • 2. Rancière’s anti-Platonism: Equality, the ‘Orphan Letter’ and the Problematic of the
  • Social Sciences
  • Jeremy F. Lane
  • 3. Emancipation versus Domination
  • Geneviève Fraisse
  • History, Reading, Writing
  • 4. Reading Rancière
  • Carolyn Steedman
  • 5. The Paradoxical Pedagogy of Creative Writing
  • Caroline Pelletier and Tim Jarvis
  • 6. The Share of Uncertainty
  • Sabine Prokhoris
  • Literature, Film, Art, Aesthetics
  • 7. Why Julien Sorel Had to Be Killed
  • Joseph J. Tanke
  • 8. Savouring the Surface: Rancière Between Film and Literature
  • Tom Conley
  • 9. The Politics of Art: Aesthetic Contingency and the Aesthetic Affect
  • Oliver Davis
  • 10. Rancière and Deleuze: Entanglements of Film Theory
  • Bill Marshall
  • 11. Rancière and Metaphysics
  • A dialogue between Jean-Luc Nancy and Jacques Rancière
  • 12. On Aisthesis
  • An Interview with Jacques Rancière by Oliver Davis
  • Notes
  • Index

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