Justine Brisson

Justine Brisson is currently a Ph.D. candidate in political theory at Sciences Po Paris. She holds a MA in Modern Literature from the Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle, a MA in Political Philosophy (first year) from the École Normale Supérieure, and a MA in Political Theory from Sciences Po. She has taught literature and the history of political ideas at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and at Sciences Po. She is a member of the Editorial Board of Fabula-LhT. Littérature, histoire, théorie. Her research is at the crossroads of literature, philosophy, and political theory. More precisely, she studies the relations between politics and literature in mid-twentieth century France, focusing on the theme of the “neutral” in the works of Maurice Blanchot, Roland Barthes, and Emil Cioran. She aims to question the ethical meaning of the temptation to withdraw from the political. Before joining Columbia, she was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard, where she worked on Blanchot’s archives at the Houghton Library. She has published articles on Michel Foucault, Georges Bataille, Jean-Luc Nancy, Guillaume Dustan and Pascal Quignard.

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