Foucault News

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

The Foucault Society Reading Group:
Spring meetings begin Friday, March 8.

We invite you to join us as the Foucault Society’s reading group continues our discussion of Michel Foucault’s Society Must Be Defended: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1975-1976.  The group is multidisciplinary and open to academics and independent scholars across the NYC area. Our purpose is to develop a critical conversation which enriches our engagement with Foucault and provides a forum for participants to develop our individual research projects.  New participants are welcome.

Reading Group: Spring 2013 Schedule

Friday, March 8:  Lectures 5-6
Friday, March 29:  Lectures 7-8
Friday, April 19:  Lectures 9-10
Friday, May 10:  Lecture 11

Time: 7:00-9:00 pm.
Location:  Room 5489, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave, NYC

For more information or to register, please email Kevin Jobe and Eric Daffron, Reading Group Coordinators, at

New Program Committee Forming:
We are accepting proposals for new programs. We are open to proposals for panel discussions, seminars, writing groups, reading groups, or workshops. Please contact us if you have a project or program idea or if you would like to take a leadership role on our program planning committee. Proposals will be reviewed by our executive committee. Email We look forward to hearing from you.

Call for Volunteers:
Foucault Society programs are coordinated entirely by volunteers. We cannot do this without you.  If you want to get involved, we have many opportunities. Click here to learn more and to download a Volunteer Application. Or email us to set up a time to talk.

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