Foucault News

News and resources on French thinker Michel Foucault (1926-1984)

The Brisbane Foucault Reading Group will run this semester with the assistance of the Centre for Learning Innovation in the Faculty of Education at the Queensland University of Technology.

It will run from 12-2pm every Tuesday fortnight starting 8 March 2011.

The venue in March is Room L113/4 and the venue for subsequent meetings is R614 (the top floor of the library) at Kelvin Grove campus, QUT, Victoria Park Rd.

All details about the group, including contact details and the readings can be found on the Reading group webpage

Contact convenor

Aims of the group
The aim of this group is to provide an informal setting to read and discuss the work of French theorist Michel Foucault. Foucault’s work is used widely across an enormous range of theoretical and applied disciplines. This group is designed for both postgraduate students and academics from any discipline who would like the opportunity to clarify Foucault’s ideas and develop applications in a group setting. Members of the group are also invited to nominate material by Foucault of relevance to their own work which they would particularly like to discuss. There will be set texts for participants to read before each session.

Clare O’Farrell is the author of two books on Foucault. She has also edited a book on his work, was a founding editor of the international peer reviewed online journal Foucault Studies and runs a large website on Foucault at She is founder and convener of the AARE Poststructual Theory Special Interest Group. She runs a blog with occasional Foucault content titled Refract Input as well as the Foucault News blog

8, 22 March
5, 19, April
10, 24, 31 May

Text for this semester
A systematic reading of the following text will be undertaken this semester:

Michel Foucault, (2010) [2008]. The Government of Self and Others. Lectures at the Collège de France, 1982- 1983. Tr. Graham Burchell. New York: Picador.

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