Program

All of the sessions will take place in room 8 at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, 105 boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris. The program is subject to change.

Nota bene: the symbol * indicates that the event will take place in French with a rough simultaneous English translation (which will be typed and projected on a screen). The Q&A will take place in English and in French (with simultaneous translation).

JULY 1
3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Introduction & Débat I
Gabriel Rockhill and Jennifer Ponce de León, “International Critical Theory”
Material: William I. Robinson, “Critical Globalization Studies
Louis Althusser, “Philosophy as a Revolutionary Weapon
Optional Material: Sevgi Doğan, “An Overview of Academic Freedom in Turkey: Re-Thinking Theory and Praxis
5-7 p.m.
Pot d’accueil: opening wine and cheese reception

JULY 2
3 p.m.-4 p.m.
Safety Training: Protests in France, and What to Know
4-5 p.m.
Groupes de travail I
Participants’ Preliminary Research Presentations
5-7 p.m.
Débat II
Gabriel Rockhill, “Rancière and His Legacy: Contributions and Limitations”
Material: Jacques Rancière, “Aesthetics and Politics Revisited: An Interview with Jacques Rancière

JULY 3
5-7 p.m.
Rencontre I
Paola Bacchetta
Material: Paola Bacchetta, Sunaina Maira & Howard Winant, “Global Raciality: Empire, PostColoniality, DeColoniality” (the introduction to Global Raciality)
Paola Bacchetta, “Décoloniser le féminisme: intersectionnalités, assemblages, co-formations, co-productions

JULY 4
5-7 p.m.
Débat III
Jean-Marc Salmon, “21st-Century Social Movements: The Yellow Vests against the Backdrop of the Square Movements”*
Material: Jean-Marc Salmon, “Avant-propos” in 29 jours de révolution


JULY 8
5-7 p.m.
Débat IV
Gabriel Rockhill, “Intellectuals and Class Struggle: The Case of the Yellow Vests”
Material: Gilles Deleuze and Michel Foucault, “Intellectuals and Power
Gabriel Rockhill, “The Failure of the French Intelligentsia? Intellectuals and Uprisings in the Case of the Yellow Vests

JULY 9
5-7 p.m.
Débat V
John Harfouch, “Decolonial Middle Eastern Thought”
Material: Frantz Fanon, “Why We Use Violence
Hizbullah, “The Political Manifesto
Optional: Frantz Fanon, excerpt from “On Violence” in The Wretched of the Earth (the full text is available here in English, and here in French)

JULY 10
5-7 p.m.
Groupes de travail II

JULY 15
5-7 p.m.
Débat VI
Gabriel Rockhill, “Toward a Counter-History of French Theory: Understanding the Global Political Economy of Ideas”
Material: Dominique Lecourt, “A Fiction: ‘La Pensée 68’

JULY 16
5-7 p.m.
Débat VII
Étienne Achille
Material:
Étienne Achille & Lydie Moudileno, Mythologies Postcoloniales
Download the introduction here, and a sample chapter here. An English summary of the project is available here. The film, Qu’est-ce qu’on a fait au Bon Dieu, is available with English subtitles here.

JULY 17
5-7 p.m.
Rencontre II
Patricia Gherovici
Material: “The Unconscious Is the Latest Activist: Cassandra B. Seltman Interviews Patricia Gherovici” and “The Argentinian Exception Proves the Rule

JULY 18
3-7 p.m. 

Groupes de travail III
Final Participants Conference

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