Gabriel Rockhill

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Gabriel Rockhill
Alma mater Grinnell College
School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences
Paris 8 University
Emory University
Occupation Philosopher
Employer Villanova University

Gabriel Rockhill is a French-American philosopher and cultural critic. He is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Villanova University, Director of the Critical Theory Workshop/Atelier de Théorie Critique, and former Directeur de programme at the Collège International de Philosophie. His work spans the fields of history, aesthetics, technology and politics, and he is a regular contributor to public intellectual debate.

Early life[edit]

Gabriel Rockhill graduated from Grinnell College in 1995.[1] He earned a master's degree from the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, and a PhD from Paris 8 University and Emory University.[1]

Career[edit]

Rockhill is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Villanova University,[2] Director of the Critical Theory Workshop/Atelier de Théorie Critique,[3] and former Directeur de programme at the Collège International de Philosophie.[4]

Rockhill has advanced new models for thinking the historical relationship between art and politics, as well as a novel framework for rethinking history and the contemporary conjuncture. His books include Contre-histoire du temps présent: interrogations intempestives sur la mondialisation, la technologie, la démocratie (CNRS Éditions, 2017), published in English as Counter-History of the Present: Untimely Interrogations into Globalization, Technology, Democracy (Duke University Press, 2017); Interventions in Contemporary Thought: History, Politics, Aesthetics (Edinburgh University Press, 2016); Radical History & the Politics of Art (Columbia University Press, 2014); and Logique de l'histoire: pour une analytique des pratiques philosophiques (Éditions Hermann, 2010). He has also co-edited and contributed to three collections: Politics of Culture and the Spirit of Critique: Dialogues (Columbia University Press, 2011); Jacques Rancière: History, Politics, Aesthetics (Duke University Press, 2009); and Technologies de contrôle dans la mondialisation: enjeux politiques, éthiques et esthétiques (Éditions Kimé, 2009). In addition to numerous scholarly articles and opinion pieces,[5] he also edited and translated Jacques Rancière’s The Politics of Aesthetics (Continuum Books, 2004) and Cornelius Castoriadis’s Postscript on Insignificance (Continuum Books, 2011).

Bibliography[edit]

Books[edit]

Edited books[edit]

  • With Alfredo Gomez-Muller, in collaboration with Seyla Benhabib, Nancy Fraser, Judith Butler, Immanuel Wallerstein, Cornel West, Will Kymlicka, Michael Sandel and Axel Honneth: Politics of Culture and the Spirit of Critique: Dialogues (New York: Columbia University Press, Series “New Directions in Critical Theory,” 2011), 240 pp. ISBN 978-0-231-15187-0. (pb.)
    • French edition (slightly different): Critique et subversion dans la pensée contemporaine américaine: Dialogues (Paris: Editions du Félin, 2010).
    • Spanish edition (slightly different): La teoría crítica en Norteamérica: Política, ética y actualidad (Medellín: La Carreta Editores, 2008).
  • With Pierre-Antoine Chardel: Technologies de contrôle dans la mondialisation: Enjeux politiques, éthiques et esthétiques (Paris: Editions Kimé, 2009), 207 pp. ISBN 978-2-84174-499-2. (pb.)
  • With Philip Watts: Jacques Rancière: History, Politics, Aesthetics (Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2009), 368 pp. ISBN 978-0-8223-4506-0. (pb.)

Edited translations[edit]

  • With John V. Garner: Cornelius Castoriadis. Postscript on Insignificance: Dialogues with Cornelius Castoriadis (London: Continuum Books, 2011).
  • Jacques Rancière. The Politics of Aesthetics (London: Continuum Books, 2004).

Select articles[edit]

  • “Recent Developments in Aesthetics: Badiou, Rancière and Their Interlocutors.” The History of Continental Philosophy. Ed. Alan Schrift. Vol. 8. Emerging Trends in Continental Philosophy. Ed. Todd May (Durham: Acumen Press, 2010), p. 31–48.
  • “A Specter Is Haunting Globalization." Cognitive Architecture: From Bio-politics to Noo-politics. Eds. Deborah Hauptmann and Warren Neidich (Rotterdam: 010 Publishers, 2010), p. 470–487.
  • “La Démocratie dans l’histoire des cultures politiques.” Jacques Rancière ou la politique à l'œuvre. Eds. Jérôme Game and Aliocha Lasowski (Paris: Editions Archives Contemporaines, Collection “Centre d'Etudes Poétiques,” 2009).
  • “Le Cinéma n’est jamais né.” Le milieu des appareils. Ed. Jean-Louis Déotte (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2009), p. 187–211 (also available in the online journal Appareil 1 (2008).[8]
  • “Démocratie moderne et révolution esthétique. Quelques réflexions sur la causalité historique.” La philosophie déplacée: Autour de Jacques Rancière. Eds. Laurence Cornu and Patrice Vermeren. Actes du Colloque du Centre Culturel International de Cerisy-la-Salle (Paris: Horlieu Editions, 2006), p. 335–349.
  • “Modernism as a Misnomer: Godard’s Archeology of the Image.” Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy, Vol. XVIII, No. 2 (2010): 107–129.
  • “Le Débat sur le temps présent. Analyse des coordonnées conceptuelles de la controverse postmoderne.” Symposium 12:1 (Spring 2008): 126–145.
  • “Le Droit de la philosophie et les faits de l’histoire: Foucault, Derrida, Descartes.” Le Portique. E-portique 5 – Recherches (December 2007).[9]
  • “L’Ecriture de l’histoire philosophique: L’Eternel retour du même et de l’autre chez Lévinas.” Philosophie 87 (fall 2005): 59–77.
  • “The Silent Revolution.” SubStance: A Review of Theory and Literary Criticism (special issue on Jacques Rancière) 103, 33:1 (2004): 54–76.

Select opinion pieces[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gabriel Rockhill, Ph.D.". Villanova University. Retrieved May 4, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Gabriel Rockhill - Gabriel Rockhill". Bloomsbury. Retrieved 2017-05-04. 
  3. ^ "Critical Theory Workshop / Atelier de Théorie Critique". Criticaltheoryworkshop.com. 2014-04-23. Retrieved 2017-05-04. 
  4. ^ "CIPh Paris". Ciph.org. Retrieved 2017-05-04. 
  5. ^ "Logique de l'histoire: pour une analytique des pratiques philosophiques : Gabriel Rockhill : 2010; et al". Bibliograph.library.villanova.edu. Retrieved 2017-05-04. 
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ "Trouver un livre - Hermann Éditeurs". Editions-hermann.fr. Retrieved 2017-05-04. 
  8. ^ "Revue Appareil". Revues.mshparisnord.org. Retrieved 2017-05-04. 
  9. ^ "Le Droit de la philosophie et les faits de l’histoire". Leportique.revues.org. Retrieved 2017-05-04. 

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