Blog Piece: Aesthetics of the Ordinary in Ranciere’s The Nights of Labor: The Workers’ Dream in Nineteenth-Century France (1989)

By Mosarrap H. Khan Jacques Ranciere’s The Nights of Labor: The Workers’ Dream in Nineteenth Century France (1989) is a compelling study of labor history in 19th century France. The book is an exploration of the aesthetic aspirations of the working-class in France around the time of July Revolution, 1830. Ranciere deviates from the prevalent…

MLA 2014: ‘Muslim Utopia’ – Panel Description and Abstracts

This panel will take place on 12 January, 2014, 8.30-9.45 am (Mississippi, Sheraton Chicago). This panel has been included in the 2014 Presidential Theme, ‘Vulnerable Times’. Here is the panel description and the panel abstracts: Muslim Utopia  Co-organizers: Mosarrap H. Khan, New York University & Ammar Naji, University of Wisconsin, Madison Today the concept of…