An art of jouissance? Spectacle and consumption in the Parisian Belle Époque


"AN ART OF JOUISSANCE? SPECTACLE AND CONSUMPTION IN THE PARISIAN BELLE ÉPOQUE" lecture by Prof. Keith Bresnahan.

 
DateWednesday, December 13, 2017 - 7:00pm

Phone

416-922-2014 ext 37

Email

culturel@alliance-francaise.ca

Website

https://www.alliance-francaise.ca/en/culture/lectures/an-art-of-jouissance-spectacle-and-consumption-in-the-parisian-belle-epoque

Location

Spadina Theatre 24 Spadina Rd

This talk examines the visual culture of the Parisian Belle Époque through the particularly French notion of pleasure embodied in the term jouissance, which I suggest extends across varied sites and objects of a new consumer society devoted to spectacular entertainments. From the Palais Garnier to Jules Chéret’s advertising lithographs and the Parisian department store as a palace of consumption, this was an age in which sensuality, frivolity, and the joys of looking reigned supreme.



- Anonymous, Opéra Garnier. Picture postcard, 1880s - Grands Magasins de la Samaritaine. Autochrome, c. 1910 - Jules Chéret, pos
DateWednesday, December 13, 2017 - 7:00pm

Phone

416-922-2014 ext 37

Email

culturel@alliance-francaise.ca

Website

https://www.alliance-francaise.ca/en/culture/lectures/an-art-of-jouissance-spectacle-and-consumption-in-the-parisian-belle-epoque

Location

Spadina Theatre 24 Spadina Rd

Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
Join us for a film screening of David Cronenberg’s eXistenZ (1999)
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 7:00pm

This talk examines the visual culture of the Parisian Belle Époque through the particularly French notion of pleasure embodied in the term jouissance, which I suggest extends across varied sites and objects of a new consumer society devoted to spectacular entertainments. From the Palais Garnier to Jules Chéret’s advertising lithographs and the Parisian department store as a palace of consumption, this was an age in which sensuality, frivolity, and the joys of looking reigned supreme.

Venue & Address: 
Spadina Theatre 24 Spadina Rd
Website: 
https://www.alliance-francaise.ca/en/culture/lectures/an-art-of-jouissance-spectacle-and-consumption-in-the-parisian-belle-epoque
Email: 
culturel@alliance-francaise.ca
Phone: 
416-922-2014 ext 37
- Anonymous, Opéra Garnier. Picture postcard, 1880s - Grands Magasins de la Samaritaine. Autochrome, c. 1910 - Jules Chéret, pos
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