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The Future of Theory?

a public dialogue on theory borrowing from and beginning with the title of Jean-Michel Rabaté's recent publication "The Future of Theory."

Values

Fields of Knowledge
  • Philosophy / Theory

Organizers

,aaron levy,

Opens to public

11/01/2002

A public dialogue on theory borrowing from and beginning with the title of Jean-Michel Rabaté's recent publication ("The Future of Theory," Blackwell Manifestos, 2002).

A transcript of this conversation is available from the Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory (Issue 4.2, April 2003): http://www.jcrt.org/archives/04.2/index.html?page=rabate-lambert.shtml, and in print in the issue Theory Trouble of the journal Symplokē (Vol. 11, No. 1-2, 2003)

Jean-Michel Rabaté is currently Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published around 15 books on Beckett, Bernhard, Pound, Joyce, psychoanalysis and literary theory. Recent books include "Jacques Lacan" (Palgrave, 2001) plus a collection of essays, "Lacan in America" (Other Press, 2000). He has just published "James Joyce and the Politics of Egoism" (Cambridge University Press, 2001) and "The Future of Theory" (Blackwell, 2002). Forthcoming is the "Cambridge Guide to Jacques Lacan" (Cambridge University Press, 2002). He is on the curatorial board of Slought Networks.

Gregg Lambert, Professor of English & Textual Studies, Syracuse University, has written and published on the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, contemporary literary theory, aesthetics, and the fate of the Humanities' disciplines in the contemporary university. Publications include "Non-Philosophy of Gilles Deleuze" (Continuum, 2002) and "Report to the Academy" (Critical Studies in the Humanities, Davies 2001). Forthcoming in 2003 from Continuum is "The Return of the Baroque: Art, History, and Theory in the Modern Age."