The Politics of Images
Conference. Jacques Ranciere (born Algiers, 1940) is a French philosopher and Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris VIII (St. Denis) where he taught from 1969 to 2000. He came first to prominence when he co-authored 'Reading Capital' (1968) with the Marxist philosopher and his mentor Louis Althusser, with whom he later split over the proper response to the student revolt of May 1968. Today, Ranciere is most well known for his writings on emancipatory politics, aesthetics and the relationship between aesthetics and politics. He also writes extensively on cinema. His recent publications in german are Zehn Thesen zur Politik (diaphanes 2008) and Ist Kunst widerstandig? (Merve 2008).