Jesús R. Velasco

J R Velasco studies Medieval and Early Modern legal cultures across the Mediterranean Basin and Europe within and outside the legal professions, from the perspective of contemporary critical thought. He is the author of Dead Voice: Law, Philosophy, and Fiction in the Iberian Middle Ages (University of Pennsylvania Press), Plebeyos Márgenes: Ficción, Industria del Derecho y Ciencia Literaria(SEMYR), or Order and Chivalry: Knighthood and Citizenship in Late Medieval Castile (University of Pennsylvania Press),among other books. He is currently writing a new book, Science de l’âme et corps du droit, and finishing his project on Microliteratures: The Margins of the Law. His articles on legal culture, chivalry, Occitan poetry, Political Theory, and other subjects have appeared in English, Spanish, French, and Catalan in journals like MLN, La Corónica, Studi Ispanici, and many others. He is interested in the practice of photography. He has published and exhibited his work in several venues. He is currently working on a photo-literary project on academic freedom. He has taught courses and seminars in Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Comparative Literature, and the Law School: Torture and Confession (with Bernard Harcourt), Foucault 13/13 (with Bernard Harcourt), On Friendship (with Claudio Lomnitz), Formes du Droit (with Emanuele Conte and Pierre Thévenin), Inquisitions, Microliteratures: The Margins of The Law, Fiction, Public Intellectuals Before Modernity, and many others. Velasco has taught at the École Normale Supérieure (Fontenay), University of Salamanca (Spain), UC Berkeley, and Columbia University —where he has been at the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, and the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought of the Law School. He has held visiting positions at Emory, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Roma Tre, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, or Paris III, among others. At Columbia, he has served as Director of Undergraduate Studies, Director of Graduate Studies, Chair of the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society. 
 
 
 

¿El Anti­cristo?

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Published on April 7, 2020
Nuestra com­pañera Martha Engvall escribió un artículo que habéis leído y comentado además de los otros mate­riales ((Si tenéis ideas, his­torias, dibujos –o la com­bi­nación de una his­toria y un dibujo– que com­partir con nosotros, por favor mandád­melos por email.

Sobre la amistad

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Published on April 5, 2020
Escribo esto que viene a con­tin­uación no porque sea original, sino porque me produce cierto grado de tran­quilidad, casi terapéutica.

Contra uno

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Published on March 30, 2020
Cuando empezamos nuestra con­ver­sación sobre las inquisi­ciones, antes de la pan­demia, leímos un pequeño texto de Michel Fou­cault, “¿Qué es la crítica?” Es el texto de una con­fer­encia que dio ante una aso­ciación de filó­sofos franceses con sede en la École Normale Supérieure.

Un Archivo para COVID-19

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Published on March 29, 2020
Las voces que se reúnen en el dossier de vín­culos es desigual ((Los artículos cuyos vín­culos figuran en esta entrada son recientes.

Morsas, ele­fantes, tímpanos

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Published on March 26, 2020
Estas notas que vais a leer a con­tin­uación tienen un ele­mento en común: nuestro agradec­imiento a todas las per­sonas matric­u­ladas en este curso, por vuestra increíble capacidad de resistir este momento tan extraño y, para decirlo todo, tan duro.

Decretos de expulsión

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Published on March 24, 2020
Si miráis con atención el impreso original del bando de expulsión de los Moriscos del reino de Valencia, obser­varéis que al final el día de la fecha ha sido dejado en blanco por el impresor, para ser rel­lenado a mano en el momento indicado.