françois Cusset’s work on french theory, foucault, Derrida, Deleuze and Co. and the transformations of intellectual life in the. United States, has not yet been. Review: Francois Cusset. French Theory: How Foucault, Derrida, Deleuze, & Co. Transformed the Intellectual Life of the United States. Last week, while rushing to finish up a review of Francois Cusset’s French Theory : How Foucault, Derrida, Deleuze, & Co. Transformed the.

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By contrast, Cusset, like Mills, is concerned with how the different parts of American culture intersect and reinforce one another, even while remaining distinct. The inner voice suggesting that is procrastination disguised as conscientiousness.

More importantly, it teases out why it was successful in its transformation.

I’m glad I read this and certain parts were fascinating but I found it to be a book for the author’s peers and colleagues rather than a book for the general public.

Tiago Fontes rated it really liked it Oct 24, In such a difficult genre, full of traps and obstacles, French Theory is a success and a remarkable book in every respect: The emphasis on crafting the argument leads to a dramatic conclusion but also to some blindspots of Cusset’s own.

Arnold Ira Davidson ed. His book is a wonderful addition to American and French intellectual rrench that will force us to reconsider the history, place, and role of French Theory on both sides of the Atlantic. And it is quite useful, evidenced by how many times Foucault is cited in graduate papers, Derrida is discussed in coffee shops, and Deleuze used as a way of nuancing conversations about capital.

The bit of Anglicism is very much to the point: Jacques Derrida and the Institution of French Philosophy. This can be jarring, but also illuminating.

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Deconstruction Sites Part II. They are either cusser his theories, complicating them, or calling them into question without ravenous intentions to dismantle them.

Are you sure you want to deactivate your account? Yet, Cusset does not limit himself to this intriguing task of intellectual history. Cusset first makes this point in the Introduction when he discusses the controversy surrounding the French publication of Alan Sokal and Jean Bricmont’s Impostures intellectuelles in To be sure the wide range and loose chronology of the book makes it difficult to discern a clear American trajectory.

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Choice Reviews Although the dust jacket promises a “gossipy” history of many leading French intellectuals and their rise to celebrity status in the US, this book is anything but gossipy. In part it’s a story of the disappointments of the sixties.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. A Global Legacy I youtube’d a bunch of Derrida lectures and bought some Levi-Strauss for background. The Frankfurt School in Exile Persuasive and pioneering research on the influence of German intellectuals on postwar American thought. This is a significant oversight, because chapters on the “star system” of the U.

A Lasting Influence Literature and Theory 76 5. The boilerplate account of how poststructuralism came to the United States usually begins with visit of Lacan, Derrida, and company to Johns Hopkins University for a conference in — then never really imagines any of their ideas leaving campus. A great story, full of twists and turns. In the conclusion, the author, I feel, accurately admits that Marx is the center for many of these theorists.


It assumes from the outset that you either know this stuff or you don’t. L’enseignement est devenu un business, et comme disait Casanova, l’argent des sots est le patrimoine des gens d’esprit. And so you get histories in bite-sized chapters of: Cusset is fascinated by the simultaneous American invention and French erasure of French Theory and his investigation into the social, political, and theoretical causes of this transatlantic divergence takes the reader on a journey from the “public birth” of post-structuralism at the Johns Hopkins University conference that brought Roland Barthes, Jacques Derrida, Jacques Lacan and others to the United States and together for the first time, through the mutations and revisions of French Theory in the American academic, cultural, and political landscape up to our current moment.

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Robert Stainton Western University. Presidency shakes up the established foundations of “identity politics. It was interesting to find out how their thought spread and came to dominate U.

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