Ranging across a number of poems and narrative texts, Alain Badiou will address the topic of love. His talk, "Victorious Love," departs from Rimbaud's famous phrase "love must be reinvented," which appears in the "Vierges folles" section of A Season in Hell. He will be introduced by Emily Apter.
Alain Badiou is a philosopher, playwright, and writer. His many books include: The Immanence of Truths [L'immanence des vérités] (Fayard, 2018), Logics of Worlds (Continuum, 2009), Being and Event (Continuum 2005), supplemented by treatises on aesthetics, Arab Spring, love, and mathematics. His dialogue with Barbara Cassin, There is No Such Thing as a Sexual Relationship: Two Lessons on Lacan, was published by Columbia University Press in 2017. Homme, femme, philosophie, also co-authored with Cassin, came out in October 2019.
Emily Apter is Julius Silver Professor of French and Comparative Literature and Chair of Comparative Literature at New York University. She is the author most recently of Unexceptional Politics: On Obstruction, Impasse and the Impolitic (Verso, 2018) and Against World Literature: On The Politics of Untranslatability (Verso, 2013).
Lecture in English
Co-sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature and the Department of French Literature, Thought, and Culture