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Xavier Bassas teaches in the Department of French Studies at the University of Barcelona. He has edited several volumes of French thought and literature with different publishers. He has specialized in the work of J. Rancière, J. Derrida and J.-L. Marion. He was co-director of the Jornadas Filosóficas de Barcelona (2010-2017) and of the Nuit des Idées (2018 and 2021). He has recently published "Jacques Rancière. El ensayo de la igualdad" (Gedisa, 2017; in Spanish, 2019) and a dialogue with J. Rancière himself entitled "El litigio de las palabras. Diálogo sobre la política del lenguaje" (NED, 2019; in French, "Les mots et les torts", La Fabrique, 2021). He has just founded, with Raquel Friera, el Instituto del Tiempo Suspendido (the Institute of Suspended Time) -- www.institutodeltiemposuspendido.es

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