French Theory

 
 
Achim Szepanski - In the Delirium of Simulation - Baudrillard Revisted
2024
English edition
Mille Plateaux
forthcoming
A serious diagnosis of the current form of capital, a profound excavation and presentation of the most important and helpful ideas that Jean Baudrillard published: from the unravelling of western philosophy, to a redefining of marxist theories of economics and capital, to a shift in critical theory that complies with quantum theory. 
Jean-Luc Nancy - Sexpositions
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Miscellaneous
forthcoming
A series of exchanges relating to questions of gender, sexual difference and sexualities, enabling not only a rereading of Jean-Luc Nancy's corpus and its developments through the prism of what Nancy has called sexistence, but also the reinscription of the elaboration of this concept in a web of biographical elements and, hence, an exploration of the philosopher's actual sexistence.
Jean-Luc Nancy - Thinking With - Jean-Luc Nancy
2023
texts in English, German, French
Diaphanes - TransPositions
A collection of about thirty texts to resume the passionate conversation that Jean-Luc Nancy was engaged in throughout his life, with philosophers and artists from all over the world.
Pierre Montebello - Deleuze, esthétiques - La honte d\'être un homme
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Fama
The aesthetics of Gilles Deleuze.
Éric Alliez - Duchamp avec (et contre) Lacan - Essai de mutologie queer
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Miscellaneous
Philosopher Éric Alliez rethinks Marcel Duchamp's legacy in relation to contemporary art and the image, psychoanalysis and gender.
Brian Massumi - Pensée en acte - Vingt propositions pour la recherche-création
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – ArTeC
20 proposals for the intersection of artistic practice and research in academic milieu.
Sylvère Lotringer - Ce que Sylvère Lotringer n\'écrivait pas
2022
French edition
Paraguay Press
A book of interviews with Sylvère Lotringer.
Jean-Luc Nancy - Rencontre
2021
French edition
Diaphanes
A dialogue between the philosopher and the art historian around the encounter.
Mehdi Belhaj Kacem - Philosophies singulières - Conversation avec Michaël Crevoisier
2021
French edition
Diaphanes - TransPositions
Mehdi Belhaj Kacem and Bernard Stiegler talk about what links them to philosophy.
Sylvère Lotringer - I Was more American than the Americans - Sylvère Lotringer in conversation with Donatien Grau
2021
English edition
Diaphanes
Sylvère Lotringer traces his career and intellectual path through conversations with Donatien Grau.
Sylvère Lotringer - J\'étais plus américain que les Américains - Sylvère Lotringer en conversation avec Donatien Grau
2021
French edition
Diaphanes
Sylvère Lotringer traces his career and intellectual path through conversations with Donatien Grau.
Brian Massumi - Ontopouvoir - Guerre, pouvoir, perception
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Drama
An original theory of power based on a dense and insightful inquiry into the consequences of the "Global War on Terror" and the security state, up to the imposition of neoliberal logic and the overflowing of the media made viral.
Jean-Luc Nancy - Immortelle finitude - Sexualité et philosophie
2020
French edition
Diaphanes - Anarchies
Two thinkers of different generations discuss the question of sexuality and philosophy.
Mehdi Belhaj Kacem - Système du pléonectique
2020
French edition
Diaphanes - Anarchies
The pleonectic comes from a neologism that means: have-more. The challenge of this major book by Mehdi Belhaj Kacem is to identify the ontological principle from which to question the afflictions in which our world is struggling.
Sven-Olov Wallenstein - Spacing Philosophy - Lyotard and the Idea of the Exhibition
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press - Institut für Kunstkritik
Daniel Birnbaum and Sven-Olov Wallenstein analyze the significance and logic of Lyotard's “Les Immatériaux” exhibition while contextualizing it in the history of exhibition practices, the philosophical tradition, and Lyotard's own work on aesthetics and phenomenology.
Cahiers Maurice Blanchot
2019
French edition
Cahiers Maurice Blanchot
Les presses du réel – Literature – Cahiers Maurice Blanchot
The letters of Maurice Blanchot to François Dominique, which illuminate one of the last editorial projects of Blanchot; “Maurice Blanchot, writing and power”; an unpublished letter from Blanchot on the Cuban Revolution; the 68 years of Blanchot...
Reiner Schürmann - Tomorrow the Manifold - Essays on Foucault, Anarchy, and the Singularization to Come
2019
English edition
Diaphanes - TransPositions
This collection assembles key essays of Reiner Schürmann centering on the concepts of anarchy and the singularization to come. Setting out from the question of the status of practical philosophy at the end of metaphysics, these texts track the crucial role of Schürmann's engagement with the work of Michel Foucault between 1983 and 1991.
Jacques Rancière - Le travail des images - Conversations avec Andrea Soto Calderón
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Perceptions
A conversation, accompanied by an introduction by Andrea Soto Calderón, to better understand the crucial role that images occupy in Jacques Rancière's work, and how images are the site of imaginative and reconfiguring operations.
Sylvère Lotringer - Initiales - Initiales S.L.
2018
French edition
Initiales
ENSBA Lyon (Lyon National School of Art)
For its twelfth issue, Initiales pays tribute to Sylvère Lotringer who, in the 1970s, imported the French Theory in the United States.
Brian Massumi - Pensée en acte - Vingt propositions pour la recherche-création
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – ArTeC
20 proposals for the intersection of artistic practice and research in academic milieu.
Sarah Wilson - Figurations ± 68 - Le monde visuel de la French Theory
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Miscellaneous
The encounters between the most prominent French philosophers of the 1960s and 1970s and the artists of their times, most particularly the protagonists of the Narrative Figuration movement.
Cahiers Maurice Blanchot
2018
French edition
Cahiers Maurice Blanchot
Les presses du réel – Literature – Cahiers Maurice Blanchot
Special feature “Blanchot and the narrative”; a study on Blanchot and photography; Jean-Luc Nancy; Philippe Jaccottet; a poem by the late Michel Butor…
Anaël Lejeune - La théorie à l\'œuvre - L\'art conceptuel américain
2017
French edition
(SIC) - Continental Rift
Conceptual art in the United States (1965-1975): theoretical tools and European influence.
Pierre Montebello - Deleuze, esthétiques - La honte d\'être un homme
2017
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Fama
The aesthetics of Gilles Deleuze.
Pierre Klossowski - Initiales - Initiales P.K.
2017
French edition
Initiales
ENSBA Lyon (Lyon National School of Art)
9th issue of the art and research magazine is dedicated to Pierre Klossowski.
Judith Butler - Dépossession
2016
French edition
Diaphanes - TransPositions
Taking the form of a dialogue between the philosopher Judith Butler and the anthropologist Athena Athanasiou, this thought-provoking book seeks to elaborate our understanding of dispossession outside of the conventional logic of possession, a hallmark of capitalism, liberalism, and humanism.
Joseph Vogl - De l\'indécision
2016
French edition
Diaphanes - TransPositions
An “anti-history” of the indecision in which Joseph Vogl probes the literary figures of Oreste, Wallenstein, Joseph K., Bartleby, or the man without qualities.
Politiques visuelles
2016
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
The political dimension of Visual Studies, between Francophone and Anglo-American studies.
Change numérique - Édition intégrale de la revue Change (1968-1983)
2016
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Motion Method Memory
The complete PDF edition of the avant-garde journal Change, created by Jean Pierre Faye in 1968: 42 facsimile issues in a 8482-page file with free-text search engine.
Mehdi Belhaj Kacem - Textes inédits
2016
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Second reading
A collection of previously unpublished texts by the French philosopher.
Cahiers Maurice Blanchot
2016
French edition
Cahiers Maurice Blanchot
Les presses du réel – Literature – Cahiers Maurice Blanchot
A theoretical, literary and critical dossier dedicated to the relationship between Maurice Blanchot and Georges Bataille; Jean-Luc Nancy's La Communauté désavouée, around the notion of community in Blanchot's oeuvre.
Cahiers Maurice Blanchot
2016
French edition
Cahiers Maurice Blanchot
Les presses du réel – Literature – Cahiers Maurice Blanchot
A theoretical, literary and critical dossier dedicated to the relationship between Maurice Blanchot and Georges Bataille; Jean-Luc Nancy's La Communauté désavouée, around the notion of community in Blanchot's oeuvre.
Edward W. Saïd - Le Classisme : une introduction [extrait]
2015
French edition
<o> future <o>
A re-appropriation of Edward Said's Orientalism by Joe Scanlan.
Cahiers Maurice Blanchot
2014
French edition
Cahiers Maurice Blanchot
Les presses du réel – Literature – Cahiers Maurice Blanchot
Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe and Jean-Luc Nancy readers of Maurice Blanchot, Blanchot's political trajectory, Emmanuel Levinas' unpublished letter to Maurice Blanchot...
Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe - Ecrits sur l\'art
2014
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Miscellaneous
MAMCO - Historical essays & contemporary archives
The posthumous collection of texts on art by the French philosopher.
Soun-Gui Kim - Art, or Listen to the silence - Soun-Gui Kim in Conversation with Jacques Derrida, Jean-Luc Nancy and John Cage (DVD)
2014
trilingual edition (English / French / Korean)
various
Soun-Gui Kim engages her collaborators—philosophers Jacques Derrida and Jean-Luc Nancy, and John Cage—in conversation about contemporary art and the relationship of artists to the globalized art world and market, from the perspective of Eastern thought.
Jean-Luc Nancy - Le Philosophe Boiteux
2014
French edition
Franciscopolis
An unpublished manuscript written in 1978, transcribed in accordance with the specific pagination of the original, with a typesetting system developed specifically to reproduce the dynamics of Jean-Luc Nancy's writing.
Cahiers Maurice Blanchot
2014
French edition
Cahiers Maurice Blanchot
Les presses du réel – Literature – Cahiers Maurice Blanchot
A tribute to Monique Antelme (Danielle Cohen-Levinas, Jean-Luc Nancy, Maurice Nadeau; testimonials...); Blanchot and the Jewish issues (Danielle Cohen-Levinas with Jean-Luc Nancy, Edmond Jabès, David Banon, Michael Holland, Ginette Michaud, Jacques Derrida and Maurice Blanchot); studies (Christophe Bident on Blanchot and Leiris, Pascal Gibourg, Francesco Vitale on Derrida); reading notes.
Jean-Luc Nancy - Qu\'appelons-nous penser ?
2013
French edition
Diaphanes - TransPositions
The two philosophers share a dialogue on the representation of thought.
Joseph Vogl - Crédit et débit
2013
French edition
Diaphanes - TransPositions
Collection of interviews with author and filmmaker Alexander Kluge and philosopher and professor of literature Joseph Vogl, specially produced by Kluge for German television.
French Theory and American Art
2013
English edition
(SIC) - Continental Rift
The first in-depth study of the reception of “French Theory” by American artists since the early 1960's.
Joseph Vogl - Le spectre du capital
2013
French edition
Diaphanes - Minima oeconomia
In the context of a pervasive and long-standing financial crisis, Joseph Vogl questions the capitalist system, its secrets, its modus operandi, and the way it perpetuates itself. One of the most noteworthy books on the economic crisis in Europe.
Céline Guillot - Inventer un peuple qui manque : que peut la littérature pour la communauté ? - Blanchot, Bataille, Char, Michaux, Nancy, Agamben
2013
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Literary field
An analysis of the contemporary crisis of the concept of community, rethought in a philosophical but also poetical perspective, from the work of Maurice Blanchot, Jean-Luc Nancy, Giorgio Agamben, Georges Bataille, René Char, and Henri Michaux.
Branden W. Joseph - Random Order - Robert Rauschenberg et la néo-avant-garde
2012
French edition
(SIC) - Continental Rift
French edition of a study which not only offers new interpretations of Rauschenberg's work, but also deepens our understanding of the entire neo-avant-garde project.
Everything Is In Everything - Jacques Rancière Between Intellectual Emancipation and Aesthetic Education
2012
English edition
JRP|Editions - Anthologies & Art Theory
(last copies available!)
Rancière and aesthetics (anthology).
Edward W. Saïd - Dans l\'ombre de l\'Occident / Les Arabes peuvent-ils parler ?
2011
French edition
BlackJack editions - Pile ou face
17.00 10.00 €
Two both aesthetic and political engaged considerations on the relationship between the West and the Middle East (or more generally between the West and its others), from the figures of exile and the two cultures: three unpublished interviews of Edward W. Said / a deconstruction of a common European view on the Arab world by Seloua Luste Boulbina.
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