[SydPhil] [Philosophy at UWS seminar] Davide Panagia (UCLA), 'Rancière's Democratic Realism'

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Tue Aug 4 12:06:51 AEST 2015

The Philosophy Research Initiative invites you to a Research Seminar with
Associate Professor Davide Panagia (UCLA)

Rancière's Democratic Realism

Wednesday 12 August, 2015, 3.00 pm - 4.30 pm
University of Western Sydney, Room 3.G.27, Bankstown Campus<http://www.uws.edu.au/campuses_structure/cas/campuses/bankstown>


In this talk I cast Jacques Rancière's oeuvre within the tradition of sentimental literature in order to get at his unique articulation of the relation between aesthetic realism and democratic participation. The talk will focus on some of Rancière's recent writings, especially some select scenes from Aisthesis, and will offer an account of Rancière's notion of the "farniente of reverie" (quite literally, the "do-nothing of dreaming") as the mode of political participation of the no-part, that odd form of political subjectivity that is the actant in Rancière's aesthetics of politics.


Davide Panagia<http://www.polisci.ucla.edu/content/davide-panagia> is Associate Professor of Political Science at UCLA and Co-Editor of Theory& Event. Prior to coming to UCLA he held the position of Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies at Trent University, Canada. He is a political and cultural theorist whose work specializes in the relationship between aesthetics and politics, with an ongoing curiosity about the diverse ways in which the sensation of value is generated and assembled in political societies. Along with numerous articles in political theory, cultural aesthetics, and film and media studies, his monograph publications include The Poetics of Political Thinking (Duke, 2006), The Political Life of Sensation (Duke, 2009), and Impressions of Hume: Cinematic Thinking and the Politics of Discontinuity (Rowman and Littlefield, 2013).

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