Oliver Davis

Oliver Davis teaches in the Department of French Studies at Warwick University (UK) and is currently also Programme Director of Warwick's Centre for Research in Philosophy, Literature and the Arts. He is the author of the critical introduction Jacques Rancière (Polity, 2010), of which a German translation is due to be published by Turia + Kant later this year.

His edited volume of new critical essays, Rancière Now (Polity, 2013), was published last autumn and includes a new dialogue between Jean-Luc Nancy and Jacques Rancière and a new interview with Rancière concerned mainly with his latest major work, Aisthesis (Galilée, 2011/Verso, 2013), as well as pieces by Tom Conley, Carolyn Steedman, Sabine Prokhoris, Joseph J. Tanke and Jeremy F. Lane, among other contributors. Also of interest to this audience may be the short article, 'Jacques Rancière et l'art contemporain : un échange d'histoires d'amour et de tyrannicide / Jacques Rancière and Contemporary Art: Swapping Stories of Love and Tyrannicide', Critique d'art 41 (Spring-Summer 2013), pp. 14-30 and an earlier interview with Rancière, 'Re-visions: remarks on the love of cinema: An interview with Jacques Rancière by Oliver Davis', The Journal of Visual Culture 10, 3 (December 2011), 294-304. Invigorated by this explicatory and critical focus on Rancière's thought, Oliver's other research and teaching ranges very widely across twentieth-century and contemporary French philosophy of the Continental tradition, aesthetics, critical theory, queer theory and contemporary French literature.

He is currently developing new work on the policing function.

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