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Brisbane Foucault Reading Group

Time: 12-2pm every Tuesday fortnight starting 9 August.
Venue: R614 (the top floor of the library) at Kelvin Grove campus, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

All details about the group and the readings can be found here

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. There will be set texts for participants to read before each session.

Convenor
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. She is founder and convenor of the AARE Poststructual Theory Special Interest Group . She runs a blog with occasional Foucault content as well as the Foucault News blog.

Dates of meetings

9, 23 August,
6, 20 September
4, 18 October
11 October – will be a session for people who would like to present work in progress

Reading for this semester
A systematic reading of Foucault’s most recent publication of lectures in English will be undertaken this semester:
Michel Foucault, (2011). The Courage of Truth. Lectures at the Collège de France 1983- 1984. Tr. Graham Burchell. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

If you live in Brisbane and would like to join the group please contact Clare O’Farrell at c.ofarrell@qut.edu.au

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