The Power Institute Foundation for Art and Visual Culture

100 Years of Cruelty (eBook)


Edited by Edward Scheer

Lacan says that the hysteric is a question raised to the medical establishment: Artaud is nothing but the question itself and it's a question raised to art, to theatre, and to society. The question itself cannot be defined because it's the function of the question that's important.
– Sylvere Lotringer

100 Years of Cruelty: Essays on Artaud brings together responses to the Artaud question from some of the leading contemporary scholars working in the humanities today. The essays cover a wide variety of topics in opening the Artaud question to the disciplines – and the demarcations upon which so much knowledge and art practice is defined. They are intended as an affront to conservative thought, as an attack on clinical reason and as an open challenge to the corporate university.


Rex Butler, Alan Cholodenko, Lisabeth During, Frances Dyson, Patrick Fuery, Douglas Kahn, Julia Kristeva, Sylvère Lotringer, Mike Parr, Bill Schaffer, Edward Scheer, Lesley Stern, Samuel Weber, Allen S. Weiss.


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