After pioneering books on Georges Dumézil, Claude Lévi-Strauss, and Michel Foucault in the 1980s, Didier Eribon emerged as a leading intellectual interlocutor in France, engaging a host of the most important thinkers of our time. He has subsequently become a significant academic and public intellectual in his own right, a theorist of gay identity and psychoanalysis whose trenchant 2009 autobiography, Retour à Reims, looked back on his own development as a complex reaction to the working-class culture of the eponymous industrial city in northeast France. Join Eribon, Leo Bersani, Joan W. Scott, and Eric Banks as they discuss Returning to Reims, published in translation last fall by Semiotext(e).
Professor Emeritus of French, University of California, Berkeley; author of “Is the Rectum a Grave?” and Other Essays; Homos; The Freudian Body, Psychoanalysis and Art
Joan W. Scott
Professor of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study; author of Parité: Sexual Equality and the Crisis of French Universalism; The Politics of the Veil; The Fantasy of Feminist History
Eric Banks, Moderator
Director, New York Institute for the Humanities
Co-sponsored by New York Institute for the Humanities