Kristin Ross, Professor of Comparative Literature and French at New York University, is an internationally recognized scholar of modern French and Francophone literature, cultural studies, and social theory. Her pioneering work on the the complex political and cultural relationships that bound metropolitan France to its overseas colonies, May 68, and the Paris Commune, and on the thought of Jacques Rancière have opened new avenues for critical inquiry and built interdisciplinary bridges between literature, history, social theory and cultural studies. Her numerous publications include: The Emergence of Social Space: Rimbaud and the Paris Commune (1988), Fast Cars, Clean Bodies: Decolonization and the Reordering of French Culture (1995) (winner of the Critic’s Choice Award and the Lawrence Wylie Award for French Cultural Studies); May 68 and its Afterlives (2002), and Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune (2015). Professor Ross has won numerous awards and fellowships including John Simon Guggenheim, National Endowment of the Humanities, and Institute for Advanced Studies fellowships.
During her stay, Professor Ross will deliver the followign lecture at the University of Toronto:“Writing the Commune: The Lived and the Conceived”
Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place
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