Alain Badiou (École Normale Supérieure, Paris)

Jelica Sumic Riha (Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, ZRC SAZU)

Norman Madarasz (PUCRS)

Jana Ndiaye Berankova (Columbia University)

In order to celebrate the publication of Alain Badiou’s major new work The Immanence of Truths (L’Immanence des vérités, Paris: Fayard, 2018), a graduate student workshops will be organized at Columbia University. The workshops be a unique presentation Badiou’s new book in English language (Professor Kenneth Reinhard agreed to provide excerpts from his and Susan Spitzer’s English translation of the book scheduled for publication in Bloomsbury.) The workshop will include short introductory talks discussing different aspects of The Immanence of Truths by Alain Badiou and two interlocutors (TBA)  followed by a discussion with students.

To apply:

Please send your name, departmental affiliation, and a brief description of your research interests and particular interest in Alain Badiou’s work. Please state also your language proficiency. (The workshops will be held in English, but French proficiency is preferred.)

The applications can be sent to badiouworkshops@gmail.com by October 20th, 2019

Selected participants will be notified by November 1st, 2019.


Readings will be sent to selected participants via e-mail.


Recommended readings:

Alain Badiou, Being and Event, transl. by Oliver Feltham; (New York: Continuum, 2005)

Alain Badiou, Conditions, transl. by Steve Corcoran; (New York: Continuum, 2009)

Alain Badiou, Logics of Worlds: Being and Event, Volume 2, transl. by Alberto Toscano; (New York: Continuum, 2009)

Alain Badiou, L’Immanence des vérités; (Paris: Fayard, 2018)


Introductory readings:

Alain Badiou, Manifesto for Philosophy, transl. by Norman Madarasz; (Albany: SUNY Press, 1999)

Alain Badiou, Second Manifesto for Philosophy, transl. by Louise Burchill (New York: Polity Press, 2011


Recommended Viewings:

Video recording from two major Paris conferences on Badiou’s new book The Immanence of Truths (in French only)






For more information or questions, contact jb3733@columbia.edu