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Arne De Boever

Faculty; Director MA Aesthetics & Politics

Website: http://www.parrhesiajournal.org/

Website: http://lareviewofbooks.org/genre.php?id=17

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Phone: 661.255.1050 x2411

Fax: 661.255.0177

Room: E130

**Happy to announce that I've joined boundary 2 as an Advisory Editor.**

**10/31/2014: Talk at "Biopolitical Afterlives: A Symposium", American Communities Program, CalState Los Angeles.**

**New: Rowman and Littlefield International's new Global Aesthetic Research book series, publishing cutting-edge research in aesthetics.**

**Workshop at UC Berkeley April 18th, 2014 with Catherine Malabou and others.**

**Finance Fictions-related review of Cristina Alger's The Darlings in LARB.**

**Parrhesia issue 17 out now--featuring two new translations.**

**LARB essay on Yann Martel's novel Life of Pi and Ang Lee's film of the book. Also featured on Salon. Spanish translation in La Maleta de Portbou.**

**Berlin workshop about States of Exception, Narrative Care, and new book project, Finance Fictions. More info here.**

Arne De Boever (PhD Columbia, 2009) teaches American Studies in the School of Critical Studies at the California Institute of the Arts, where he also directs the School’s MA Program in Aesthetics and Politics. He has published numerous articles on literature, film, and critical theory and is editor of Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy. He also edits the critical theory/philosophy section of the Los Angeles Review of Books. His book States of Exception in the Contemporary Novel was published by Continuum in 2012. 

Arne’s research focuses on critical theory and the contemporary novel. While his first book dealt with the fate of the novel in the post-9/11 era, his more recent work has investigated the novel’s relation to biopolitics through a study of contemporary narratives of care. The book based on this research, Narrative Care: Biopolitics and the Novel, was published by Continuum/Bloomsbury in 2013. He is currently at work on a new book project, tentatively titled Finance Fictions, which deals with psychosis in the contemporary American finance novel.

In critical theory, Arne's research and writing have addressed the thought of Giorgio Agamben (The Work of Giorgio Agamben, The Agamben Dictionary, Law and Critique), Michel Foucault (Foucault Studies, Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory), Gilbert Simondon (Cahiers Simondon), Catherine Malabou (theory@buffalo), Peter Sloterdijk (Multitudes), and Bernard Stiegler (Occasion). Some of his current research revolves around the question of aesthetic education in the work of Jacques Rancière. He has translated essays by Malabou, Stiegler, Alexander García Düttmann, and Frédéric Neyrat. One of the translators of Gilbert Simondon’s Psychic and Collective Individuation (forthcoming with the U of Minnesota P), he has also edited (with Alex Murray, Jon Roffe, and Ashley Woodward) Parrhesia’s special issue on Simondon (which includes his translation of Simondon’s “Technical Mentality”), and Gilbert Simondon: Being and Technology (Edinburgh UP, 2012; read a review here). Parrhesia's issue 14 includes his translation of Simondon's letter to Jacques Derrida, "On Techno-Aesthetics". He is one of the speakers at the "Gilbert Simondon et l'invention du futur" conference at the Centre Culturel International de Cérisy (2013) and was interviewed for François Lagarde's documentary film Simondon du désert (2012): 

With painter Dan Davis, he created the blog Primitive Accumulation. With artist and theorist Warren Neidich, he edited The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism: Part One (Archive Press, 2013), the book based on a conference he organized with Neidich in Los Angeles.  

Arne’s courses at the undergraduate and graduate level have dealt with the September 11 novel, superhero politics, biopolitics, Giorgio Agamben, philosophies of care, generation X, and posthumanism. At CalArts, he tested the limits and limitations of aesthetic education by putting together an interdisciplinary course cluster on bioart (Fall 2010). In the Fall of 2010, he lectured on “The Philosophy of (Aesthetic) Education” at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. In the Fall of 2012, he was Visiting Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles. 

             

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