Victorian Persistence Seminar, session 13: ‘From Emerson to Eminem’

Session 13 of our seminar took place place on Wednesday 27th February at Université Paris Diderot (17h30-19h30).

From Emerson to Eminem, Victorian Persistence

Mathieu Duplay (Université Paris Diderot) gave a paper entitled ‘Emerson/Marx: la révolution et ses doubles’. Jagna Oltarzewska (Université Paris-Sorbonne) gave a paper entitled ‘Eminem : the political unconscious of a linguistic moment’.

Mathieu Duplay talking about Emerson and Marx

Mathieu Duplay talking about Emerson and Marx

Jagna Oltarzewska talking about Eminem's language

Jagna Oltarzewska talking about Eminem’s language

We worked with the following texts and clips:

– Emerson, R. W., “Nature”, in Emerson’s Prose and Poetry, dir. Joel Porte & Saundra Morris, New York, W. W. Norton, 2001 (1836), 27-55. http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/phl302/texts/emerson/nature-contents.html

– Emerson, R.W., “Experience”, in Emerson’s Prose and Poetry, dir. Joel Porte & Saundra Morris, New York, W. W. Norton, 2001 (1844), 198-212. http://user.xmission.com/~seldom74/emerson/experien.html

– Marx, Karl, Le manifeste communiste, trad. Maximilien Rubel et Louis Evrard, Paris, Gallimard, collection “Folio”, 1994 (1848). http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist-manifesto/

– Marx, Karl, Le 18 brumaire de Louis Bonaparte, trad. Grégoire Chamayou, Paris, Flammarion, 2007 (1852). http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1852/18th-brumaire/

– Derrida, Jacques, Spectres de Marx, Paris, Galilée, 1993.

– Macherey, Pierre, Marx 1845. Les “thèses” sur Feuerbach, Paris, Editions Amsterdam, 2008.

– Emerson, R. W., “Wealth”: http://www.emersoncentral.com/wealth.htm

– Eminem, “No Love” ft Lil Wayne (2.42′ – 4.13′): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV2ssT8lzj8

– Riley, Denise, “Bad Words” in Lecercle, J.-J. and Denise Riley, The Force of Language, The Force of Language (New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004): Denise Riley, Bad Words

– Arrighi, Giovanni, The Long Twentieth Century: Money, Power and the Origins of Our Times [1994], Verso, 2010.

– Boltanski, Luc et Eve Chiapello, Le nouvel esprit du capitalisme, Gallimard, 1999.

– Hardt M. and Antonio Negri, Declaration, Argo Navis, 2012.

– Jameson, Fredric, The Cultural Turn: Selected Writings on the Postmodern 1983-1998, Verso, 1998.

– Lecercle, J.-J. The Violence of Language, Routledge, 1990.

– Perry Imani, Prophets of the Hood: Politics and Poetics in Hip Hop, Duke 2004.

– Polanyi, Karl, The Great Transformation: the Political and Economic Origins of Our Time [1944], Beacon, Mass., 2001.

This monthly seminar takes place on Wednesdays at 5.30pm at the following address:

Salle 575F, suivre ‘Salle des thèses’,  Halle aux farines, Hall F, 5ème étage: accès par le hall E, allée paire, ascenseur F,  accès 9 esplanade Pierre Vidal-Naquet 75013 Paris ou 10 rue Françoise Dolto 75013 Paris, métro Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand.

All are welcome!

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