IAS Book Launch: Communards and other Cultural Histories – Essays by Adrian Rifkin

18th Mar 2017

Start: Jun 21, 2017 06:00 PM 
End: Jun 21, 2017 08:00 PM

Location: IAS Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building

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Communards and other Cultural Histories brings together a collection of 32 articles by Adrian Rifkin, written over a period of 40 years. It contains pathbreaking and influential studies on the archives of art, urbanism, music and popular life in France (and Britain) in the 19th and 20th centuries. Arranged around examinations of the Paris commune the book also includes chapters on Edith Piaf, the history of art education, opera and queer life in Paris. An extended introduction by Steve Edwards works over the questions of uneven time in Marxist theory and the (in)disciplinary formations that underpin Rifkin’s work.

Adrian Rifkin will respond to a panel consisting of:

  • Professor Steve Edwards (Professor of History & Theory of Photography, Department of Art, Birkbeck, University of London)
  • Professor Tamar Garb (Durning Lawrence Professor in the History of Art and Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL)
  • Professor Esther Leslie (Professor of Political Aesthetics, Department of English and Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London)
  • Dr Richard Taws (Reader in the History of Art, UCL)

All welcome.

Please register here