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1 KRISTIN ROSS Home: Office: 415 E. 52nd Street Apt. 2CC
KRISTIN ROSS
Home:
415 E. 52nd Street Apt. 2CC
New York, New York 10022
Tel: (212) 539-1034
Email: [email protected]
EDUCATION
1981
1977
1975
1973-74
Office:
Department of Comparative Literature
19 University Place, 3rd floor
New York University
New York, New York 10003
Ph.D., Yale University, with a major in French Literature and a
minor in Comparative Literature
M.A., Yale University
B.A., with Honors in French Studies, University of
California, Santa Cruz
Faculté des Lettres, Avignon, France
TEACHING POSITIONS
1995New York University, Professor of Comparative Literature
2004-05
University of London, Queen Mary, Chair in French
1992-95
UC Santa Cruz, Professor of French and Comparative Literature
1986-92
UC Santa Cruz, Associate Professor of French and Comparative
Literature
1981-86
UC Santa Cruz, Assistant Professor of French and Comparative
Literature
1984-85
UC Berkeley, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of French
ACADEMIC HONORS AND AWARDS
2008
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Oberlin College
Brown Center for the Humanities Fellowship (declined)
2006
Professeur distingué invité, Université de Paris X (Nanterre)
2004
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Grinnell College
2003
International Center for Advanced Study Fellowship, NYU
2002
Professeur distingué invité, Université de Lyons-III
1999-00
John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship
Princeton Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
National Society for the Humanities (declined)
Cornell Society for the Humanities (declined)
1995-96
University of California Humanities Institute Research Residency
(declined)
1992-93
University of California President’s Research Fellowship in the
Humanities
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1991-92
1983-94
1984-85
1981
1980-81
1976-80
1975
American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship
Yearly UCSC Faculty Research Committee Grant
UCSC Affirmative Action Research Grant
Distinction on the Dissertation
American Association of University Women Fellowship (declined)
Kanzer Fellowship for Psychoanalytic Studies in the Humanities
Yale University Fellowship
B.A. with Honors in the Major
BOOKS:
Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune. Forthcoming from
Verso (2015) .
L’Imaginaire de la Commune. Editions La Fabrique (2015).
Reviewed in Le Monde; France Culture,”L’Essai du jour,”
May ‘68 and Its Afterlives, University of Chicago Press, 2002.
Paperback edition , 2004.
French translation, Mai 68 et ses vies ultérieures (Paris and Brussels: Le Monde
Diplomatique and Editions Complexe, March , 2005). Re-edition, May 2005.
Third edition, April 2008. Re-edition, Editions Agone, October 2010.
Reviewed in Le Monde, Libération, Le Nouvel Observateur, Le Magazine
littéraire, Dimanche Magazine: Radio-Canada; “Coup de Coeur” award,
Le Bateau Livre (Antenne 5); Le Courrier; Liberazione; excerpted in Le
Monde diplomatique (March 2005)
Korean translation, forthcoming, Park Jongcheol, 2014.
Spanish translation, Mayo del 68 y sus vidas posteriores, Acuarela Libros, 2008.
Reviewed in El Pais (4/19/2008).
Japanese translation of chapter four, Kan, no. 1 (October 2008).
Japanese translation, with new preface, “Managing the Present,”trans. Tetz
Hakoda, Editions Koshisha (2014).
Czech translation, forthcoming 2015.
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Fast Cars, Clean Bodies: Decolonization and the Reordering of French Culture, MIT
Press, October Series, 1995.
Critic’s Choice Award, 1995.
Laurence Wylie Award for French Cultural Studies, 1997 (Association for French
Cultural Studies).
French translation, Allez plus vite, lavez plus blanc. La culture française au
tournant des années soixante. Trans. Sylvie Durastanti. Paris: Editions Abbéville,
1997. Reviewed in Le Monde; Le Monde diplomatique; La Repubblica.
Re-edition, Rouler plus vite, laver plus blanc Paris: Editions Flammarion,
2006. Reviewed in Le Monde (Feb. 10, 2006); Le Figaro; Le Quotidien du
medecin; Politis; La Libre Belgique; Vingtième siècle.
German translation of chapter 1, ‘Autokultur im Nachkriegsfrankreich,”
inCamera Austria (November 1997). German translation of chapter 2,
“Hausputz,” in Kultur und Geschichte: Neue Einblicke in eine alte Beziehung,
ed. Christopher Conrad and Martina Kessel, Reclam, Stuttgart, 1998.
Chapter 2 reprinted in Feminism and Cultural Studies, ed. Morag Shiach, Oxford,
Oxford University Press, 1999. “Introduction,” reprinted in Everyday Life Reader,
ed. Ben Highmore, London: Routledge, 2002.
Chapter 1 reprinted in French Cinema, Routledge 2015.
Spanish translation of Introduction in Block 6(March 2004).
Japanese translation, trans Tetz Hakoda (Tokyo, Editions Koshisha, 2015).
The Emergence of Social Space: Rimbaud and the Paris Commune, University of
Minnesota Press, Theory and History of Literature Series #60, 1988.
British edition, Macmillan Press, Language, Discourse, Society Series, 1989.
Italian translation of Chapter 2, “Rimbaud e la storia spaziale,” in L’Asino d’oro
(March 1990).
Reissue, Verso Press (2008).
French translation, Rimbaud, la Commune de Paris et l’invention de l’histoire
spatiale, Prairies Ordinaires (2013). Reviewed on “France Culture,” October 28,
2013, Nouvel Observateur.
Spanish translation forthcoming, Acuarelo Libros, (2015).
EDITED VOLUMES:
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Anti-Americanism, co-edition, with Andrew Ross, New York University Press, 2004.
Sites, guest co-editor, with Roger Celestin and Eliane Dalmolin, special issue on France
and the United States, October 2004.
Yale French Studies 73, “Everyday Life” (Fall 1987). Co-edition, with Alice Kaplan.
ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS:
“The Paris Commune and the Literature of the North,” Critical Inquiry (Winter 2015).
“Notes on the ‘Cellular Regime of Nationality,’” History of the Present 4:1 (Spring
2014).
“Jacques Tati, Historian,” Complete Works of Jacques Tati. Criterion (2014). On line at
http://www.criterion.com/current/posts/3338-jacques-tati-historian
“Critique ou mythologie? Lefebvre, Barthes et la vie quotidienne,” in Trente Glorieuses
ou trente pollueuses? Une autre histoire de la France des années de croissance, 19451968, ed. Christophe Bonneuil, Paris: Editions La Découverte, 2013.
“Parisian Noir,” New Literary History, 41:1 (October 2010).
--Spanish translation in DEFGHI, Comunicacion y arte, 5 (October 2012).
--French translation forthcoming, Actes du Colloque de la ville, 1954-1981,
Editions Nota bene, 2014.
“Historicizing Untimeliness,” Jacques Rancière: History, Politics, Aesthetics, eds.
Gabriel Rockhill and Phillip Watts, Duke University Press (2009).
“Démocratie à vendre,” in Démocratie, dans quel état? Ed. Eric Hazan, Paris: Editions la
fabrique, 2009.
--Swedish, Korean, Turkish, Italian, Greek, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese
translations, 2010. German translation, Suhrkamp, 2010. English translation, Columbia
University Press, 2011.
“Looking Back on May ’68: Managing the Present,” Radical Philosophy (May 2008).
“Entretien sur Mai 68.” Courant Alternatif/Offensive (Numéro spéciale). May 2008.
“ Memoria reactiva y fidelidad al acontecimiento.” Archipiélago 80-81. Mayo del 68. El
Comienzo de una época. May 2008.
“Yesterday’s Critique, Today’s Mythologies,” Contemporary French and Francophone
Studies: SITES, “The Fifth Republic at Fifty” (May 2008).
“On Jacques Rancière,” Art Forum (March 2007).
“Ethics and the Rearmament of Imperialism: The French Case,” Human Rights and
Revolutions, 2nd edition, eds. Jeffrey Wasserstrom et al. (Rowman and Littlefield, 2007).
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“L’engagement et ses vies ultérieures, “ trans. Aude de Caunes, in Contretemps 15
(January 2006).
“Rancière à contretemps,” Colloques de Cérisy: La Philosophie déplacée, Autour de
Jacques Rancière (Paris: Editions Horlieu, 2006).
“Mai 68 et ses vies ultérieures,” (excerpt), in Le Monde diplomatique (March 2005).
“The French Declaration of Independence,” Sites (Autumn 2004).
-reprinted in Anti-Americanism , New York University Press, 2004.
“Closing Time,” Radical Philosophy no. 118 (February/March 2003).
“Grandes almacenes,” La Vanguardia, December 18, 2002.
“Establishing Consensus: May ’68 as Seen from the 1980s,” Critical Inquiry (Spring
2002).
“Envisaging Postwar Culture: Ideology as Everyday Practice,” in [Re]constructing the
Past: Proceedings of a Colloquium on History and Legitimation, ed. Jan Denolf and
Barbara Simons, Brussels: Karl de Keyzer, 2000.
“Premises: Invested Spaces in Visual Arts, Architecture, and Design from France, 19581998,” Artforum, February 1999.
“The Sociologist and the Priest,” Sites I, no. 1 (1997).
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“Lefebvre and the Situationists: An Interview,” October 79, special issue on the
Situationists, January 1997.
-reprinted in Guy Debord and the Situationist International: Texts and Documents,
ed. Tom McDonough (MIT Press, 2002).
-Spanish translation in Archipelago 80-81 (May 2008).
“French Quotidian,” in Lynn Gumpert, ed., The Art of the Everyday: The Quotidian in
Postwar French Culture, (New York: New York University Press, 1997).
-reprinted in The Everyday, ed. Stephen Johnstone, Documents of Contemporary
Art Series (London: Whitechapel Press, 2008).
“Schoolteachers, Maids, and Other Paranoid Histories” Yale French Studies 91, special
issue on Jean Genet, April, 1997.
“Paris Assassinated?,” in The End(s) of the Museum, (Barcelona: Fundacio Antoni
Tapies, 1996).
“The French Invention of Everyday Life,” Parallax 2 (Summer 1996).
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“Starting Afresh: Hygiene and Modernization in Postwar France,” October 67(Winter
1994).
“The World Literature and Cultural Studies Program,” Critical Inquiry (Summer 1993).
“Watching the Detectives,” in Postmodernity and the Reinvention of Modernity, ed.
Peter Hulme, Manchester University Press, 1992.
-reprinted in Postmodern Literary Theory: An Anthology, ed. Niall Lucy (London:
Blackwell Press, 1999).
“Rancière and the Practice of Equality,” Social Text 29, 1991.
“1871: Commune Culture,” in Harvard History of French Literature, ed. Denis Hollier,
Harvard University Press, 1989.
-translated in Nouvelle histoire de la littérature française (Paris: Bordas, 1993).
“Rimbaud and Spatial History,” New Formations (May 1988)
-reprinted in Assemblage 6 (June 1988)
-reprinted in Space and Place, Theories of Identity and Location, ed. James
Donald et al (London: Lawrence and Wishart, 1993).
“Rimbaud and the Transformation of Everyday Life,” Yale French Studies (1987).
-reprinted in Yale French Studies 97 (2000) “50 Years of Yale French Studies: A
Commemorative Anthology, Part 2: 1980-1998
-reprinted in Language, Discourse, Society Reader, ed. Stephen Heath, Colin
McCabe, Denise Riley. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004
-reprinted in Poetry and Cultural Studies: A Reader, ed. Maria Damon and Ira
Livingston, University of Illinois Press (2009).
“Rimbaud and the Resistance to Work,” Representations 19 (Summer 1987).
-reprinted in Rimbaud, Chelsea Press, Modern Critical Views Series, ed. Harold
Bloom, New York: Chelsea Press, 1988.
-reprinted in Poetry Criticism 57 (August 2004).
“Albertine; or, the Limits of Representation,” Novel 19:2 (Winter 1986).
“Two Versions of the Everyday,” L’Esprit Créateur 24:3 (Fall 1984).
“The Narrative of Fascination: Pathos and Repetition in Manon Lescaut,”
Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 24:3 (September 1983).
“Artaud and Van Gogh: Reading in the Imaginary,” Enclitic 7:2 (Fall 1983).
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INTRODUCTIONS:
“Afterword,” Nottingham French Studies Vol 44 Issue 3 (Autumn 2005).
With Andrew Ross, “Introduction,” Anti-Americanism, NYU Press, 2004.
With Roger Celestin and Eliane Dalmolin, “Introduction,” “France/USA,” special issue of
SITES, October 2004.
“Shopping,” introduction to English translation of Zola’s Au bonheur des dames (Ladies
Paradise), University of California Press, 1991.
“Introduction,” Jacques Rancière, The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in
Intellectual Emancipation, Stanford University Press, 1991.
Japanese translation, “Muchi na kyoshi,” in Gendai shiso (Contemporary Thought),
vol. 32, no. 4, August 2004, pp. 185-197, trans. Matsuba Shoichi and Yamao
Tomomi.
With Alice Kaplan, “Introduction,” Yale French Studies 73, “Everyday Life” (Fall 1987).
Reprinted in Everyday Life Reader, ed. Ben Highmore, London: Routledge, 2002.
TRANSLATIONS:
Masculine Singular: French New Wave Cinema. Translation of Geneviève Sellier’s La
Nouvelle Vague: Un Cinéma à la première personne masculine singulière , Duke
University Press, 2008.
“Fragments of a Public Diary on the American War Against Iraq,” translation of Alain
Badiou’s “Fragments d’un journal public sur la guerre américaine contre l’Irak,” SITES,
special issue France/USA, October 2004.
The Ignorant School-master, Stanford University Press, 1991. Translation of Jacques
Rancière’s Le Maître ignorant: cinq leçons sur l’émancipation intellectuelle.
“Overlegitimation,” translation of Jacques Rancière’s “Surlégitimation,” Social Text 31,
1992.
BOOK REVIEWS:
Review Essay, 68: une histoire collective, eds. Philippe Artières and Michèle ΩancariniFournel, in Vingtième siècle (octobre 2008).
Anselm Jappe’s Guy Debord, in Bookforum [Artforum], September 15, 1999.
Richard Kuisel’s Seducing the French: The Dilemma of Americanization, in Sub-stance
74 (Fall, 1994).
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Christopher Prendergast’s Paris and the Nineteenth Century, in Journal of Historical
Geography, vol.20, no. 1(January, 1994).
Jane Gallop’s The Daughter’s Seduction: Feminism and Psychoanalysis, inL’Esprit
Créateur 24:3 (Fall 1984).
Edward Ahearn’s Rimbaud: Visions and Habitations, in Genre 27:3 (Fall 1984).
INVITED LECTURES IN THE UNITED STATES:
University of California, Santa Cruz, “Notes on the ‘Cellular Regime of Nationality,”
(February 2014).
Princeton University, Department of Comparative Literature, “Notes on the ‘Cellular
Regime of Nationality,’” (February 2014).
Columbia University, “Phil Watts, Reader of Rancière,” (March 2014).
University of Nebraska, “Humanities on the Edge” lecture series, “Communal Luxury,”
March 2013
Cornell University, Department of Comparative Literature, “Communal Luxury” (lecture)
and faculty/graduate seminar on my recent work, February 2012.
Columbia University, Department of Art History, graduate seminar on my methodology
in recent work, February 2012.
New School, Response to Alan Sekula, December 2011.
Art Center College of Design, keynote address, Rancière symposium, “Communal
Luxury,” March 2011.
UCLA, Critical Theory seminar, “Marxist’s Realist Intention,” March 2011.
NYU, “Comparative Imperative” Workshop, “Marx’s Realist Intention,” February 2011.
CUNY, Department of Art History, “Communal Luxury,” February 2011.
Rutgers, Center for Cultural Analysis, faculty seminar on my work on “everyday life,”
November 2010.
University of Chicago, Humanities Center, seminar on my work on “everyday life,” May
2010.
Brown University, Department of French, “Democracy for Sale”; Mellon seminar on my
work on “everyday life” (February 2010).
Wayne State University Humanities Program, “Bad Blood,” November 2009.
Oberlin College, mini-seminar on my work on 1968, “The Actuality of ’68,” “Art is What
Makes Life More Interesting than Art: On Militant Cinema,” (October 2008).
Duke University, Program in Literature and Department of Romance Studies,
“Democracy for Sale,” September 2008.
University of Chicago, “Art is What Makes Life More Interesting Than Art: On Militant
Cinema,” May 2008.
Columbia University, Maison Française, “On May ’68 and Its Afterlives,” April 2008.
Florida State University, Withrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and
Francophone Studies, “The Fifth Republic at Fifty,” “Yesterday’s Critique,
Today’s Mythologies?” February 2008.
Cooper Union, “Historicizing Untimeliness,” October 2007.
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University of Southern California, Department of French and Italian, faculty and graduate
student workshop on May ’68 and its Afterlives, November 2005.
University of Chicago, Franke Institute for the Humanities, “Historicizing Untimeliness”;
faculty seminar on May ’68 and its Afterlives, October, 2005.
Princeton University, Davis Center, “Mediterranean Noir: Crime Fiction and Urban
History,” April, 2005.
Johns Hopkins University, Department of French, “Mediterranean Noir: Crime Fiction
and Postwar History,” April 2005.
Grinnell College, “European Noir: Crime Fiction and Postwar History,” September 2004.
Hamilton College, Department of French, “The French Declaration of Independence,”;
seminar on May ’68 and Its Afterlives, April 2004.
SUNY Binghamton, Department of Comparative Literature, “European Noir: Crime
Fiction and Postwar History,” March 2004.
Humanities West, Symposium on France in the Postwar Era, “French Postwar Culture
and the Critique of Everyday Life,” February 2004.
University of Oregon, Center for Critical Theory and Transnational Studies, “Afterlives
of May ’68,” November 2003.
Princeton University, Department of French and Italian, “Afterlives of May ’68,” May
2003.
Duke University, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, guest seminar on
Herve Le Roux’s film, “La Reprise,” April 2003.
Washington University, St. Louis, Department of Art History, “Art is What Makes Life
More Interesting than Art,” March 2003.
New York University, co-organizer, conference on “Anti-Americanism: Its History and
Currency,” lecture, ”French Anti-Americanism,” Feb-March 2003.
Faculty Seminar on the Cold War, ICAS, New York University, seminar on May ’68 and
Its Afterlives, October 2002.
Michigan State University, department of History, “Writing the Recent Past,” October
2002.
French Historian’s Group, Raleigh-Durham Research Triangle, North Carolina, faculty
seminar on May ’68 and Its Afterlives, April 2002.
Ithaca College, Department of Art, “Art Is What Makes Life More Interesting than Art,”
March 2002.
Johns Hopkins University, Department of French, “May ’68 and Its Afterlives,” February
2002.
Harvard University, Humanities Center, “May ‘68 and its Afterlife: The Mass Media,
Debates, Reprisals,” November 2000.
Duke University, Program in Literature, “May ‘68 and its Afterlife: Debates,
Commemorations, Reprisals,” November 1999.
Princeton Institute of Advanced Study, “May ‘68 and its Afterlife: Debates,
Commemorations, Reprisals,” October 1999.
New York University, Sawyer Seminar on Cities and National Culture, “‘68 and the
Commune,” February 1999.
CUNY, Faculty Seminar on the Twentieth Century, “Paris ‘68,” December 1998.
New York University and Guggenheim South, “Premises: A Critique,” November, 1998.
University of Wisconsin, Madison, “May ‘68 and the Reprisals of Memory,” September
1998.
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Yale University, Whitney Humanities Center, “Spaced Out,” February 1998.
University of Rochester, Department of Comparative Literature, lecture,
“Middlebrow Paranoia and Modernity,” and guest graduate seminar on Fast
Cars, Clean Bodies, April 1997.
Northwestern Humanities Institute, “Theory and the Modern Lecture Series,” lecture,
“Middlebrow Paranoia and Modernity;” guest graduate seminar on Fast Cars,
Clean Bodies; work-in-progress faculty seminar on “The Sociologist and the
Priest,” April 1997.
University of Southern California, Department of Comparative Literature, “Middlebrow
Paranoia and Modernity,” February 1997.
University of California, Berkeley, Department of French, “Middlebrow Paranoia and
Modernity,”February 1997.
Brown University, Department of Comparative Literature, “The Sociologist and
the Priest: Spatial Theory and French Popular Culture,” February 1997.
University of California, Irvine, Department of Art History, lecture, “The Sociologist and
the Priest: Spatial Theory and French Popular Culture;” guest graduate seminar on
Fast Cars, Clean Bodies, February 1997.
Cornell Humanities Center, “Schoolteachers, Maids, and Other Paranoid Histories,”
February 1996.
Columbia University faculty seminar on Modernity, “Schoolteachers, Maids and Other
Paranoid Histories,” February 1996.
Yale University, Department of French, “Schoolteachers, Maids, and Other Paranoid
Histories, February 1996.
Duke University, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and Program in
Literature, “Paris Assassinated?” December 1995.
French Historian’s Group, Raleigh-Durham Research Triangle, North Carolina, faculty
seminar on Fast Cars, Clean Bodies, December 1995.
University of Connecticut, Storrs, Department of French, “Paris Assassinated?
Modernization Ideology in Postwar France,”
April 1995.
New York University, Department of French, “Critique de la vie quotidienne: Le
roman,”
April 1995.
Princeton University, School of Architecture, “Streetwise: The French Invention of
Everyday Life,” April 1995.
New York University, Center for Cultural Studies, “Streetwise: The French Invention of
Everyday Life,” March 1995.
Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Conference on Social Ideology and the
Politics of Place, “Contested Cityscapes: Lefebvre and de Certeau,” March
1995.
CUNY Graduate School, Conference on The Wages of Cybernation, plenary session,
“The Future of the Worker,” March 1995.
University of Chicago, Department of History, “Modernization Ideology in Postwar
France,” January 1995.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Symposium on Urban Design, Urban
Theory and Urban Culture, “Contesting Cityscapes: Recent French Urban Debates,” May
1994.
University of California, Santa Cruz, Center for Cultural Studies, “Hygiene and
Modernization in Postwar France,” May 1993.
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Rutgers University, Conference on Metaphor and Materiality: The Politics of Space,
October 1992.
University of California, Berkeley, Department of French, “La Belle Américaine:
Automobile Culture in France,” October 1992.
University of Chicago, Humanities Center, “Paris/Dakar,” January 1992.
University of Chicago, “The World Literature and Cultural Studies Program at UC Santa
Cruz,” November 1991.
Duke University, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, “Rancière and the
Practice of Equality,” March 1991.
Dartmouth College, Department of French and Italian, “Watching the Detectives,” March
1991.
University of California, Berkeley, conference on French Studies in the Nineties,
“Révoltes Logiques,” April 1990.
University of California, San Diego, Department of Literature, “Cultural Movement
During the Paris Commune,” February 1998.
University of California, Berkeley, Department of English, “The Right to Laziness:
Resistance to Work Ideology in the l9th Century,” November 1986.
Mills College, Department of French, “The Narrative of Fascination,” March 1983.
Miami University of Ohio, Department of French, “Albertine; or, the Limits of
Representation,” February 1983.
INVITED LECTURES OUTSIDE UNITED STATES:
University of Copenhagen, “Communal Luxury,” December 2014.
Wasada Universuty, Tokyo, keynote address, conference on May’68 in East Asia, and
faculty seminar devoted to my work, November 2014.
Kyoto University, “Communal Luxury,” November 2014.Université de Paris 1
(Sorbonne), “Le Luxe communal,” October 2013.
University of Amsterdam, keynote address, “Marx and Aesthetics” conference, May
2012.
London, Historical Materialism Conference, Panel Presentation with Eric Hazan and
David Harvey, November 2011.
London, Tate Britain, “Democracy for Sale,” November 2009.
London, Middlesex University and the Venezuelan Embassy, “Badiou, Mallarmé and the
Commune,” November 2009.
Naples, Institut français de Naples, Goethe Institut, l’Université Federico II, “I Raconti
del ’68: trasmissione o tradimento?” May 2008.
Paris, University of Chicago Center in Paris, “1968: Contentious Politics in Urban
Context,” February 2008.
Oslo, Office for Contemporary Art Norway, “Cinema as Critical Practice,” November
2007.
Seville, Université Internationale d’Andalousie/revue Archipielago, “Around May ’68,”
November 2007.
Université de Paris 10 (Nanterre), International Colloquium on Mai 68 et ses vies
ultérieures, October 2006.
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Radbout University, Njmegan, the Netherlands, Von Humboldt Lecture, “Mediterranean
Noir: The Geography of Postcolonial Crime Fiction”; faculty seminar on human
rights and imperialism, November 2005.
University of York, Department of English, Jacques Berthoud Lecture, “The French
Declaration of Independence,” May 2005.
Montpellier, Librairie Sauramps, “Mai 68 et ses vies ultérieures,” May 2005.
Paris, Théatre Lucernaire, “Mai 68 et ses vies ultérieures,” May 2005.
Plenary address: Modernist Studies Association Conference, Birmingham, UK, “Against
Zola,” September 2003.
Université de Lyons-III, seminars: “Mai ’68 et ses vies ultérieures,” “La fin du tiersmondisme,” November-December, 2002.
American University, Paris, “Mai ’68 et ses vies ultérieures,” October 2002.
University of Southampton, keynote address, France and America conference,
“Consensus and its Undoing,” July 2001.
University of London, Radical Philosophy conference, “French May and its Afterlife,”
May 2000.
Brussels, [Re]Constructing the Past: Colloquium on History and Legitimisation,
“Envisaging Postwar Cultural History: Ideology as Everyday Practice,” February
1999.
University of Aalborg, Denmark, School for Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Research,
“The Sociologist and the Priest,” December 1997.
University of Monash, Melbourne, Australia, conference on Popular Culture in Postwar
France, keynote address, “The Sociologist and the Priest,” September 1996.
Fundació Antoni Tápies, Barcelona, Symposium on The End[s] of the Museum, “Paris
Assassinated?” May 1995.
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, “Fast Cars, Clean Bodies,” February 1995.
University of Leeds, Department of Fine Arts, “Streetwise: The French Invention of
Everyday Life,” February 1995.
Architectural Association, London, “Paris Assassinated?” February 1995.
University of Bristol, Department of French, “Modernization Ideology in Postwar
France,” February 1995.
University of Essex, Sociology of Literature symposium on postmodernism and the rereading of modernity, “Watching the Detectives,” July 1990.
CONFERENCES:
Duke University, conference on Karatani’s world history, New York University,
Department of Comparative Literature, “Cooperatives and the Commune-Form
after the Paris Commune,” April 2014.
Comparatorium workshop, October 2013.
University of Montreal, Villes, arts et literature à l’époque gaulienne (1958-1981),
Keynote address: “Critique ou mythologie? Lefebvre, Barthes, la vie quotidienne
et la ville”, May 2013.
CUNY, “Contemporalities” conference, “Notes on the ‘Cellular Regime of Nationality’”
April, 2013.
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University of Chicago, Department of Anthropology, “Archeaologies of Frenchness”
conference, Keynote Address: “Notes on the ‘Cellular Regime of Nationality’”
April 2013.
New York University, Humanities Institute, “Henri Lefebvre: Concrete and Abstract”
March, 2012.
New York University, Humanities Institute, “New Asian Cities,” March 2012.
University of Minnesota, Keynote Address, Comparative Literature graduate student
conference, “Communal Luxury,” October 2011.
Columbia University, Radical Philosophy Conference, “Marx’s Realist Intention,”
October 2011.
University of Texas, Austin. Keynote address, “1968: A Global Perspective.” “The
Actuality of ’68,” (October 2008).
New York University, Department of East Asian Studies, roundtable participation in
conference on Edogawa Rampo, April 2007.
Yale University, Whitney Humanities Center, conference on film and 1968; invited
lecture, February 2007.
New York University, Department of French, keynote address, graduate student
conference on “Everyday Life,” “Yesterday’s Critique, Today’s Myths: Barthes
and Lefebvre Fifty Years Later,” February 2007.
Paris, Centre Culturel Irlandais, May ’68: L’Irlande et la France, “Le Droit à la parole,”
March 2006.
Paris, Université de Paris VIII, Conference: “Clercs et/ou chiens de garde,”
“L’engagement et ses vies ultérieures,” March 2006.
Cérisy, Colloque: “Jacques Ranciere et la philosophie au présent,” “Rancière à
contretemps,” May 2005.
University of Pittsburgh, International Conference on the Work of Jacques Rancière,
“Historicizing Untimeliness,” March 2005.
New York University, East Asian Studies Department, “Imminent Questions”
conference, Art and Culture Panel, moderator and panelist, April 2004.
Florida State, Twentieth and Twenty-First Century French and Francophone Studies
Conference, “The French Declaration of Independence,” April 2004.
CUNY, panel on David Harvey’s Paris: Capital of Modernity, March 2004.
University of Florida, Gainesville, Marxist Reading Group conference, keynote address,
“From the Wretched of the Earth to the Defense of the West,” March 2003.
New York University, co-organizer (with Andrew Ross), two-day conference on “AntiAmericanism: Its History and Currency,” Feb. 28th and March 1st, 2003.
Twentieth and Twenty-first Century French Studies International Colloquium, University
of Connecticut, keynote address, “May ’68 and Its Afterlives,” April 2002.
Columbia University, School of Architecture, conference on “May ‘68: Paris and New
York,” “French Maoism,” May 1998.
Yale University, Department of French, conference on “the French Fifties,” lecture,
“Whose 1950s? History, Ideology, and the Nostalgia of the Social Scientist,”
September 1997.
California Institute of the Arts, conference on Cultural Theory and History, “The
Sociologist and the Priest: Spatial Theory and Popular Culture,” March 1997.
Camera Austria 16th International Symposium on Photography, Graz, Austria, “Car
Culture in Postwar France,” October 1996.
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Invisible Cities: From the Postmodern Metropolis to the Cities of the Future conference,
New York City, “Spaced Out,” October 1996.
College Art Association, Boston, “Streetwise: The French Invention of Everyday Life,”
February 1996.
New York University, Institute for French Studies, seminar workshop, “Recent Debates
Within French Urbanism: Paris Assassinated?” February 1996.
New York University, Comparative Literature Conference, “Paris Assassinated?”
November 1995.
University of California, Santa Cruz, Center for Cultural Studies, conference on
Consumer Culture and Resistance, “La Belle Américaine: Modernization Ideology in
Postwar France,” November 1994.
University of California, Santa Cruz, Research Group on 19th Century Urbanism,
“Lefebvre and the Right to the City,” April 1994.
Dartmouth College, Colloquium on Twentieth Century French Literature, “The Rise of
Structural Man,” March 1994.
Dartmouth College, Colloquium on Twentieth Century French Literature, “The Culture of
French Modernization,” March 1994.
Social Science Research Council, “Indigenous Narrative Tradition and Modern
Historiography,” Chicago, February 1992.
MLA, “Polar Chaos,” December 1991.
Society for French Historical Studies, “Dialogics of Form and Content: New Directions
in French Social History,” Vancouver, March 1991.
University of California Humanities Center, Workshop on Pedagogy, “The World
Literature and Cultural Studies Major at UCSC,” U.C. Irvine, April 1989.
Northwestern University,Colloquium on Nineteenth- Century Studies, “The Right to
Laziness,” October 1987.
Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, Twentieth Century French Literature
Conference, special session leader, “The Politics of Literature, November 1986.
Stanford University, West Coast Humanities Institute, Theory and Methods Panel,
“Rimbaud and the Transformation of Social Space,” October 1985.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Twentieth Century French Literature Conference,
“Two Versions of the Everyday: Blanchot and Munich,” October 1984.
Northeast Modern Language Association, “Rimbaud, Theory, and the Critique of
Everyday Life,” April 1984.
MLA, special session leader, “Narcissism: The Literary History of a Motif and a Motive,”
December 1983.
MLA, “Pathos and Repetition in Manon Lescaut,” December 1982.
ADMINISTRATION
UC Santa Cruz:
Privilege and Tenure Committee, 1989-90, 1990-91
Chair, French Program, 1984-88
Chair, World Literature Program, 1988-93
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Chair of various search committees: Professor of French Literature, 86-87; Assistant
Professor of French Literature, 86-87; Assistant Professor of Chinese Literature,
89-90; Associate Professor of French Literature, 90-91
New York University:
Chair, Comparative Literature, 2001-2002
Director of Graduate Studies, Comparative Literature, 1996-97, 1997-98, 2009-2013
Fulbright Committee, 1996-97
Search Committees: Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Spanish, 97-98;
Professor of Classics and CL, 97-98; Professor of American Literature and CL, 98-99;
Professor of American Literature and CL, 99-2000; (Chair), Professor of Comparative
Literature, 01-02. Assistant Professor of CL and Middle Eastern Studies (05-06).
Assistant Professor of CL and Social and Cultural Analysis(07-08); (Chair)open-rank
professor in African diaspora culture (2010).
OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Médiapart interview by Joseph Confrafeu on L’Imaginaire de la Commune (February
2015)
Médiapart televised debate on L’Imaginaire de la Commune, “Face à Face with Alain
Badiou,” March 2015.
France-Inter radio emission with Kathleen Evans on L’Imaginaire de la Commune,
“L’Humeur vagabonde,” March 2015.
Televised internet interview on L’Imaginaire de la Commune with Judith Bernard, Horssérie, “Dans le texte” (March 2015).
Book store discussions of L’Imaginaire de la Commune at L’Autre Rive, Nancy; Terra
Nova, Toulouse; Terre des Livres, Lyon; Compagnie, Paris; Comptoir des Mots, Paris;
Planète Io, Rennes (Feb.-March 2015).
Radio interview with “The Civilians” about the Paris Commune and their Brooklyn
Academy of Music production of a play inspired by The Emergence of Social Space:
Rimbaud and the Paris Commune. Post-production Q and A with director and dramatist,
BAM, October 2012.
Radio interview with François Noudelmann, ,France-Culture, “Les Vendredis de la
philosophie,” October 31, 2008.
Interview on the U.S. presidential elections and university politics, Libération (October
31, 2008).
Interview on Mai 68 et ses vies ultérieures, Le Courrier, Geneva (April 2008).
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Radio interview on May ’68 and Its Afterlives, BBC, April 2008.
Radio interview on Mai 68 et ses vies ultérieures, “Histoire Vivante,” Radio Suisse
Romande, February 2008.
Interview on Sarkozy and ’68, Libération, February 1, 2008.
Member: comité scientifique. Université Paul Valéry (Montpellier III). Colloque: “19682008. Emergence d’un nouveau discours politique?” September 2008.
Brazilian cable television interview on May ’68 and its Afterlives, conducted by Jorge
Pontual for “Milenio” (Globo News), June 2007.
Film interview conducted by Jacques Willemont (director), documentary, “19682008,” October 2006.
Interview conducted by Le Nouvel Economiste (March 2006).
Radio interview conducted by Thierry Paquot, France Culture, “Métropolitains,” May
17, 2006.
Radio Interview conducted by Philippe Arundel, “Parcours Sociologique: les enjeux de
la mémoire,” Fréquence Protestante, July 9, 2005.
Radio Interview conducted by Daniel Mermet, Là-bas si j’y suis, “Mai 68 et ses vies
ulterieures,” June 16, 2005.
Radio Interview conducted by Radio Midi (Montpellier), “Mai 68 et ses vies
ultérieures,” May 11, 2005.
Radio interview, Les Matins de France Culture” conducted by Nicolas Demorand, “Mai
68 et ses vies ultérieures,” May 10, 2005.
Radio interview on Mai 68 et ses vies ultérieures, RAI (Radiotelevisione italiana),
“Pagine in frequenza”, April 2005.
Radio inteview, KPFA, (San Francisco), “Anti-Americanism,” February 21, 2005.
Radio interview, conducted by Thierry Garcin, France Culture, “Les Enjeux
Internationaux,” November 2, 2004.
Editorial Board: Parallax
Sites: Journal of 20th-Century and Contemporary
French Studies
Editorial Advisory Board: French Cultural Studies, book series: Reinventing Critical
Theory, Rowman and Little International
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Manuscript Reader: University of California Press, Princeton University Press, Duke
University Press, Stanford University Press, University of Minnesota Press, Oxford
University Press, Yale University Press, MIT Press, Continuum Press, Journal of Modern
History, Nineteenth Century French Studies, Comparative Studies in Society and History,
College English, differences, Cultural Anthropology, Cultural Critique, Environment
and Planning D: Society and Space.
External Evaluator: Princeton Institute of Advanced Study (2003-2004)
Reviewer: Andrew Mellon/ACLS Early Career Fellowship (2007; 2008; 2009).
MLA: Member (1981-present). Program Committee (2003-2006).Literary Criticism
Executive Committee (2012-2017).
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