Reading Material


The Future of the Image

The Emancipated Spectator


A reading list by Oliver Davis

(most important texts are asterisked)

Bowman, Paul and Stamp, Richard (eds.), Parallax 15, 3 (2009), special issue on Rancière.

Conley, Tom, 'Savouring the Surface: Rancière Between Film and Literature', in Davis (ed.), Rancière Now (Cambridge: Polity, 2013), 143-154.

Cornu, Laurence & Vermeren, Patrice, La Philosophie déplacée: autour de Jacques Rancière (Paris: Horlieu, 2006), proceedings of the 2005 Cerisy conference [in French].

Davis, Oliver, 'Jacques Rancière et l'art contemporain : un échange d'histoires d'amour et de tyrannicide / Jacques Rancière and Contemporary Art: Swapping Stories of Love and Tyrannicide', Critique d'art 41 (Spring-Summer 2013), 14-30.

Jean-Philippe Deranty and Alison Ross (eds.), Jacques Rancière and The Contemporary Scene: The Philosophy of Radical Equality, London: Continuum, 2012.

Game, Jérôme and Wald Lasowski, Aliocha (eds.), Jacques Rancière et la politique de l’esthétique (Paris: Editions des Archives Contemporaines, 2009) [in French].

* Hallward, Peter, ‘Staging equality: Rancière’s theatocracy and the limits of anarchic equality’ In: Gabriel Rockhill and Philip Watts (eds.), Jacques Rancière: History, Politics, Aesthetics, Duke University Press, Durham NC, 2009, pp.140–157.

Hewlett, Nicholas, Badiou, Balibar, Rancière: Re-thinking Emancipation (London: Continuum, 2007).

Hinderliter, Beth et al. (eds.), Communities of Sense: Rethinking Aesthetics and Politics (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2009).

May, Todd, The Political Thought of Jacques Rancière: Creating Equality (Edinbugh: Edinburgh University Press, 2008).

May, Todd, Contemporary Political Movements and the Thought of Jacques Rancière: Equality in Action, Edinburgh: Edinbugh University Press, 2010

O’Rourke, Michael and Chambers, Sam (eds.), Borderlands 8, 2 (2009), special issue:Jacques Rancière on the Shores of Queer Theory.

* Rancière, Jacques (with Oliver Davis), 'Re-visions: remarks on the love of cinema: An interview with Jacques Rancière by Oliver Davis', The Journal of Visual Culture 10, 3 (December 2011), 294-304.

* Rancière, Jacques and Nancy, Jean-Luc, 'Rancière and Metaphysics (Continue) - A Dialogue', in Davis (ed.), Rancière Now (Cambridge: Polity, 2013), 187-201.

* Rancière, Jacques (with Oliver Davis), 'On Aisthesis: an interview', in Davis (ed.), Rancière Now (Cambridge: Polity, 2013), 202-218.

* Robson, Mark (ed.), Paragraph 28, 1 (March 2005), special issue, Jacques Rancière: Aesthetics, Politics, Philosophy.

* Ross, Kristin, ‘Historicizing Untimeliness’, in Rockhill & Watts (eds.), Jacques Rancière: History, Politics, Aesthetics, Durham NC: Duke University Press, 2009, pp. 15-29.

Roger, Philippe (ed.), Critique special issue: ‘Autour de Jacques Rancière’, 601-602 (June-July 1997).