Jacques Rancière, biography


Jacques Rancière was born in 1940 in Algeria. After graduating from the École normale supérieure with Louis Althusser in 1969, he responded to a call from Michel Foucault, joining the Department of Philosophy at the newly founded Vincennes Experimental University, which will gather various names in the coming years. French philosophies of the second half of the 20th century: Deleuze, Lyotard, Badiou, and many others. After the University moved to the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis in 1980 and became known as Paris-VIII, Rancière would teach there until his retirement in the mid-1990s.

Most important publications: Nights of Labor: The Workers Dream in Nineteenth-Century France [1981], Philosopher and His Poor [1983], The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation [1987; Croatian-Serbian translation 2010], The Future of the Image [2003], Hatred of Democracy [2005; Croatian-Serbian translation 2008], Politics of Literature [2007; Serbo-Croatian translation 2008], The Emancipated Spectator [2008; Serbo-Croatian translation of the text of the same name 2010].