Denis GuénounSimon Glendinning

Thursday 6 March 2014, 6.30-8pm
Wolfson Theatre

Denis Guénoun, Professor of French literature, University of Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV)

Chair: Simon Glendinning, Associate Professor of European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE and Director of the Forum for European Philosophy

How can we understand the twentieth century? In particular, how can we understand the radically new social and political forms that marked history between 1914 and the 1990s? Whereas light has been shed on earlier eras, this period remains difficult to understand. Denis Guénoun offered a conceptual model for interpreting the twentieth century, demonstrating that this history is at the heart of our present.