Emmanuel Alloa

Universität St. Gallen

The sting of the image

2015-2016: Spring

Emmanuel Alloa is Assistant Professor in Philosophy at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), as well as Senior Research Fellow at the NCCR eikones and Lecturer in Aesthetics at the Départment d'Arts Plastiques at the University of Paris 8-Saint Denis. He holds a binational Ph.D. in philosophy (Paris I-Panthéon/Freie Universität Berlin). His research has its main focus in Continental philosophy on the one side and Aesthetics on the other, with a special emphasis on the question of images and their powers. Among his book publications: La résistance du sensible. Merleau-Ponty critique de la transparence (2nd edition 2014; Spanish translation 2009, Chinese, Brazilian and English translation forthcoming) and Das durchscheinende Bild. Konturen einer medialen Phänomenologie (2011). During his stay at the Italian Academy, he will be working on a book project dedicated to "The Sting of the Image."

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