Foucault News

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

The Foucault Circle 2013
McGill University
Montréal, Canada
April 18th-20th, 2013

For further details please contact Dianna Taylor or Erinn Gilson

Thursday, April 18th
4:00-6:00 – Film Screening: René Allio’s “I, Pierre Rivière…”at La Sala Rossa (4848 rue St-Laurent)

6:00-9:00 – Drinks/Dinner at La Sala Rossa

Friday, April 19th
8:30-9:00 – Coffee, tea, light breakfast

9:00-10:10 – Feminist and Foucauldian Perspectives on Relations of Care
Moderator: Patrick Ryan (University of Western Ontario)

Katherine Logan (University of Oregon): “Foucault’s Bourgeois, Biopolitical Mother and Her Relation to the State”

Richard Lynch (DePauw University): “A Foucauldian-Feminist Ethics of Care”

10:20-11:30 – Queer Theory
Moderator: Sean Irwin (Barry University)

Stephen Seely (Rutgers University): “Revisiting Bodies and Pleasures (Again): The Uses and Abuses of Foucault in Queer Theory”

Zachary Fouchard (Carleton University): “Gay Marriage, Gay Family: On the Foucault-Defert Relationship and the Foucault Archives”

Noon-1:15 – Lunch at Lola Rosa (545 Rue Milton)

1:30-2:50 – Roundtable Discussion of Foucault’s I, Pierre Rivière… and René Allio’s film

2:40- 3:50 – Epistemology, Parrhēsia and Truth
Moderator: William Clare Roberts (McGill University)

Andrei Poama (Yale University): “The Truth About Crime? Reading Pierre Rivière’s Story as a Case of Epistemological Juncture”

Len Lawlor (Pennsylvania State University) and Janae Scholtz (Alvernia University): “Speaking Out for Others: Philosophy’s Activity inDeleuze and Foucault (and Heidegger)”

4:00-5:00 – Business Meeting

7:00 – Dinner at Rumi (5198 rue Hutchison)

Saturday, April 20th

8:30-9:00 – Coffee, tea, light breakfast

9:00-10:10 – Experience
Moderator: Dianna Taylor (John Carroll University)

Megan Dean (Kings College), “Thinking Experience Differently”

Robert Nichols (University of Alberta), “Objectification and Subjectification in Heidegger and Foucault”

10:20-11:30 – Governmentality and Globalization
Moderator: Chloë Taylor (University of Alberta)

Ricky Crano (Ohio State University), “The Ends of Biopolitics: Human Capitalist as Homo Financius, Governmentality as Telematic Self-Control”

Margaret McLaren (Rollins College), “Governmentality and Globalization”

11:40-12:50 – Race
Moderator: Zoe Avner (University of Alberta)

Christophe Ringer (Vanderbilt University), “Foucault and Incarceration: Race, Erasure, and Governmentality”

David Gougelet (Simpson College), “Exhibiting the Other: Empire and Heterotopia in the Human Zoo”

All Friday and Saturday sessions will be held in the Redpath Museum Auditorium.

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