The Lost Thread: A Conversation with Jacques Rancière & Kristin Ross

Join eminent French philospher Jacques Rancière and New York University professor Kristin Ross as they discuss Rancière’s most recent publication in the US, The Lost Thread.

In The Lost Thread, Rancière debunks the notion of Flaubert, Baudelaire, Conrad, Woolf and Keats as reactionary producers of bourgeois mythologies, and instead foregrounds the egalitarian and democratic impulses of modernist literature. Going against the canonical interpretation of the relation between modernism and capitalism via the commodification of everyday life, the philosopher proposes a radical rethinking of our received ideas regarding the politics of aesthetics in the modern era. In this work, he continues his project of outlining an egalitarian “distribution of the sensible” as the compelling linkage between politics and aesthetics. The Lost Thread not only advances Rancière’s commended work on aesthetics, it also offers the reader in-depth analyses of the writers in question.











When: Mon., Apr. 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Where: Albertine
972 Fifth Ave.
212-650–0070
Price: Free
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Join eminent French philospher Jacques Rancière and New York University professor Kristin Ross as they discuss Rancière’s most recent publication in the US, The Lost Thread.

In The Lost Thread, Rancière debunks the notion of Flaubert, Baudelaire, Conrad, Woolf and Keats as reactionary producers of bourgeois mythologies, and instead foregrounds the egalitarian and democratic impulses of modernist literature. Going against the canonical interpretation of the relation between modernism and capitalism via the commodification of everyday life, the philosopher proposes a radical rethinking of our received ideas regarding the politics of aesthetics in the modern era. In this work, he continues his project of outlining an egalitarian “distribution of the sensible” as the compelling linkage between politics and aesthetics. The Lost Thread not only advances Rancière’s commended work on aesthetics, it also offers the reader in-depth analyses of the writers in question.

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