Jacques Rancière: the history of literature, and politics Cover Image

Jacques Rancière: historia literatury i polityka
Jacques Rancière: the history of literature, and politics

Author(s): Jerzy Franczak
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Jacques Rancière; Politics; Literature

Summary/Abstract: This article is an attempt at presenting Jacques Rancière’s literary theory. French philosopher proves that an aesthetic dimension is inherent in politics and that here is a political dimension of the arts: their forms propose new paradigms of the community. Both literature and politics propose new ways of articulating reality. His theory concerns especially the so called “esthetic regime of art" which breaks down various hierarchies of other regimes (“ethical” and “representational"). Such an artistic egalitarianism is analogous to the breaking down of real social and political hierarchies. The history of literature has to define in each case this correspondence between literary forms and forms of political action

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 187-196
  • Page Count: 1
  • Language: Polish