The radical pedagogies of Francois Bon and Jacques Ranciere
Davis, Oliver. (2010) The radical pedagogies of Francois Bon and Jacques Ranciere. French Studies, Vol.64 (No.2). pp. 178-191. ISSN 0016-1128Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/fs/knq001
This article interrogates contemporary writer Francois Bon's conception of the creative writing workshop in the light of work by political philosopher Jacques Ranciere on intellectual emancipation. Bon's radical programme, based on over twenty years' experience as one of France's leading practitioners of the writing workshop, in Taus les motr sont adultes: metbode pour Patelier d'ecriture (revised edition, 2005), is examined alongside the critique of ordinary pedagogy in Ranciere's Le illaitre ignorant: el/1g lecons cur [emancipation intellectuelle (1987), his account of the maverick nineteenth-century educationalist Joseph Jacotot. After setting out and discussing the principles of Bon's creative writing workshops and of Ranciere's approach, this article compares the way in which Bon and Ranciere seek to create equality within the pedagogical encounter, before asking to what extent their work also succeeds in suggesting how the cause of equality may be furthered in the wider world. It will be argued that the creative writing workshop, as Bon conceives it, puts into practice aspects of the radical egalitarianism theorized by Ranciere.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > French Studies|
|Journal or Publication Title:||French Studies|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Number of Pages:||14|
|Page Range:||pp. 178-191|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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