Temporalities, subjectivities, politics


Temporalities, subjectivities, politics
Seminar 2018-2019
Paris 8 University
2, Rue de la Liberté – 93526 Saint-Denis


The temporality of political upheaval is that of a rupture relative to the continuity of an abstract, homogeneous and empty time of capital. Conversely, the chronopolitics of capitalism and its dream of global synchronicity finds its ultimate realization in the crisis, which has become a mode of governmentality.
What if we take up the question again from the notion of subjectivity as it relates to a capacity to act, that is to say to politics in a given place and time, according to a point of view that was not interchangeable? Moreover, what forms of political temporalities and subjectivities do the movements we know give rise to? What are their forms of inscription in social practice, the languages ​​by which they are transmitted, their forms of historicity?
This seminar invites to an exploration of the notions of temporalities and political subjectivities, by asking the question, not only of how to make history, but also of what forms of action and political praxis relay on the present situation. We will question the conditions under which the modalities of the relationship between life and politics have been transformed, following inter- and transdisciplinary methodologies. A large place will be given to research dealing with the forms of the archive.

October 18, 2018
12:00-15:00 | Espace Deleuze (Building A 1st floor)

  • Guadalupe Deza (LLCP-Paris 8): “Critique of representations of memory”
  • Camille Fauroux (EHESS/Lille 3): “The archive as a political issue”
  • Amir Kianpour (LLCP-Paris 8): “Temporal inequalities in Marxist thought”

November 22, 2018
12:00-15:00 | Espace Deleuze (1st floor Building A)

  • Valentin Schaepelynck (EXPERICE-Paris 8): “The temporalities of institutional analysis”
  • Engin Sustam (Pause Program / EXPERICE-Paris 8): “Marxist and anarchist orthodoxy and heterodoxies in self-organization practices”
  • Josep Rafanell i Ora: “Building communities against capitalism”

January 17, 2019
12:00-15:00 | Room C103 (1st floor Building C)

  • Naji El Khatib and Marina Nebbiolo (Medfil Humanities Institute): “The “Talking Stones” project. Alternative space narratives and practices”
  • Engin Sustam (Pause Program / EXPERICE-Paris 8): “For a cooperative of arts of resistance”

February 13, 2019 12 p.m. to 3
12:00-15:00 | Room D-143 (1st floor Building D)

  • Oreste Scalzone: “Returns from History”

March 25, 2019
12:00-15:00 | Room D-143 (1st floor Building D)

  • Silvana Rabinovich (IIFL-UNAM / LLCP-Paris 8): “Theses on the concept of history”
  • Timothée Nay: “Left-wing melancholy: postscript”
  • Stéphane Douailler (LLCP-Paris 8): “Two poems of Friedrich Hölderlin”

May 14, 2019 5 p.m. to 8
17:00-20:00 | Café Le Relais (34, Rue de Belleville – 75020 Paris)

  • Vita Zalar (ZRCC-Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts): “Conceptual History of Gypsyism”
  • Arsalan Reihanzadeh (ZRC-Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts): “How to contribute to the critique of the post-revolution libidinal economy?”
  • Béatrice Rettig (LLCP-Paris 8): “What is subjectivity?”

Open seminar for political studies of the young researchers at LLCP-Paris 8
Contact: contact.seminaire.po@gmail.com