Rancière’s The Aesthetic Unconscious

A reader of Rancière’s The Aesthetic Unconscious, Owen Hulatt (2010), begins his review of the book with: “This rather brief book constitutes an attempt by Rancière to demonstrate that the ‘aesthetic regime’ of tragic and modern art made Freudian psychoanalysis possible (3-4), and that Freud’s psychoanalysis of the art to which he owed his new […]

nothing hidden or held back

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) (Wikipedia) XXVIII (From The Gardener) Your questioning eyes are sad. They seek to know my meaning as the moon would fathom the sea. I have bared my life before your eyes from end to end, with nothing hidden or held back. That is why you know me not. If it were only […]

Rancière’s (2007) The Future of the Image

Rancière’s (2007) The Future of the Image offers illuminating concepts: regime of imageness resemblance, dissemblance, hyper-resemblance naked, ostensive, metamorphic image I do not afford to condense this fascinating essay into a brief summary, but I tried to convert it into a powerpoint presentation. I added an introduction. The conclusion slide displays several phrases that are […]

Happy (Vietnamese) Teachers’ Day!

My Facebook’s news feed is flooded with messages about and for teachers. On this occasion, I do not particularly think about “teaching”, “teachers”, and “students”, which I do everyday. I think about my friends and how I love them. *** The Vietnamese lyrics describes a scene where the teacher is writing on the black board […]

Five important threads in Rancière’s writing

Source: Deranty, J.-P. (2010). Afterword. In J.-P. Deranty (Ed.), Jacques Rancière: key concepts (pp. 183–188). Durham: Acumen. 1. Obviously, the major thread running through Rancière’s writing is the principle of equality. With Badiou, Rancière calls this an “axiom”, to indicate the fact that equality between individuals must be postulated because it can never be definitively […]

Jacques Rancière: “partage du sensible”- the distribution of the sensible

Related post: Jacques Rancière: disagreement, wrong, subjectification __________ Panagia, D. (2010). 7. “Partage du sensible”: the distribution of the sensible. In J.-P. Deranty (Ed.), Jacques Rancière: key concepts (pp. 95–97). Durham: Acumen.   The specificity of any one concept in Jacques Rancière’s oeuvre is difficult to grasp and impossible to localize because, as Rancière himself […]

Jacques Rancière: regimes of the arts

Deranty, J.-P. (2010). 9. Regimes of the arts. In J.-P. Deranty (Ed.), Jacques Rancière: key concepts (pp. 116–130). Durham: Acumen. Related external links Rancière, J. (2004). The politics of aesthetics: the distribution of the sensible. Rancière, J. (2009) Aesthetics and its discontents Notes on the Politics of Aesthetics Davis, O. (2010). 5. Art and aesthetics. […]

Jacques Rancière: disagreement, wrong, subjectification

May, T. (2010). 5. Wrong, disagreement, subjectification. In J.-P. Deranty (Ed.), Jacques Rancière: key concepts (pp. 69–79). Durham: Acumen. Disagreement (May, 2010, pp. 73-74) In everyday democratic political movement, there is a conflict between those who act in the name of equality (and those in solidarity with them) and the social order that presupposes their […]