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Literature and Ontology

Alain Badiou

Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 6:00 p.m.

Co-sponsored by Departments of French and Comparative Literature

Lecture by Alain Badiou

Alain Badiou teaches philosophy at the Ecole Normale Supérieure and the Collège International de Philosophie. In addition to novels, plays and political essays, he has published many philosophical works including Logics of Worlds, The Adventure of French Philosophy, Being and Event, Wittgenstein's Antiphilosophy, and Metapolitics.

Book Event

Alain Badiou, The Age of the Poets: And Other Writings on Twentieth-Century Poetry and Prose (Verso, 2014). Translated by Bruno Bosteels; Preface by Bruno Bosteels and Emily Apter

Emily Apter
Professor of French and Comparative Literature, NYU; author of Against World Literature: On the Politics of Untranslatability and The Translation Zone: A New Comparative Literature.

Bruno Bosteels
Professor of Romance Studies, Cornell University; author of Badiou and Politics and Marx and Freud in Latin America: Politics, Psychoanalysis and Religion in Times of Terror. He has translated multiple works by Alain Badiou.