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The Wellek Library Lectures for 1986

The Critical Theory Institute
University of California, Irvine

Presents a Lecture Series by

Jean-François Lyotard

Peregrinations: Law, Form, Event

"Clouds"
"Touches"
"Gaps"

Published:Peregrinations: Law, Form, Event. The Wellek Library Lectures at the University of California Irvine. New York: Columbia University Press, 1988.



Jean-François Lyotard became agrégé in philosophy in 1950 and received his Docteur ès lettres in 1971. After ten years of teaching philosophy in secondary schools (including a stint in Constantine, Algeria from 1950 to 1952), twenty years of teaching and research in higher education (Sorbonne, Nanterre, CNRS, Vincennes), and twelve years of theoretical and practical work devoted to the group "Socialisme ou barbarie," later for Pouvoir ouvrier, he taught philosophy at the University of Paris-VIII (Vincennes, Saint-Denis). Professor Lyotard was a council member of the Collège International de Philosophie, professor emeritus at the University of Paris, and was for several years Professor of French at the University of California, Irvine. He moved from that position to Emory University in Atlanta in 1995, where he was Professor of French and Philosophy. He passed away in Paris during the night of April 20-21, 1998. For obituaries and articles occasioned by his death, look under that heading in Texts about Jean-François Lyotard.


Jean-François Lyotard: A Bibliography

Compiled by Eddie Yeghiayan

Texts by Jean-François Lyotard

Texts about Jean-François Lyotard


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