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Foucault Circle 2015
University of Richmond Downtown
Richmond, VA
March 20-22

All sessions will be held the University of Richmond Downtown, 626 E. Broad St, Suite 100

Friday, March 20th

6:00pm-8:00pm – Reception (drinks and light fare) at the University of Richmond Downtown
(626 E. Broad St, Suite 100, Richmond, VA 23219)

Saturday, March 21st

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

9:00am-10:45am – Neoliberalism
Moderator: Steven Ogden

“Advertising and Public Relations as Corporate Governmentality: Retooling Liberalism and the Liberal Subject for Permanent, Continuous, and Intensive Government”
Cory Wimberly, University of Texas-Pan American

“Hermeneutics of the Neoliberal Subject”
Ricky Crano, Ohio State University

“Caring for the Self or Building a Better Enterprise?: Foucault’s Ethics in Contemporary Contexts”
Erinn Gilson, University of North Florida
Bryan Bannon, Merrimack College

11:00am-12:45pm – Intersections/Engagements
Moderator: Dianna Taylor, John Carroll University

“Foucault, Biomedical Ethics, and Bioethics”
Charles Scott, Vanderbilt University

“Arts of Resistance: Locating Black Women’s Philosophies”
Devonya Havis, Canisius College

“Foucault and the Family”
Katherine Logan, University of Oregon

1:00pm-2:15pm – Lunch

2:30pm-4:15 – Language & Life
Moderator: Zachary Fouchard

“Beyond Biophilosophy: Diagnosing the Vitalist Misreading of Foucault’s Thought from the Outside”
Romy Opperman, Pennsylvania State University

“The Untimely Speech of the GIP Counter-Archive”
Lynne Huffer, Emory College of Arts and Sciences

“Modalities of Failure: Le Groupe d’information sur les prisons and Incarceration Today”
Perry Zurn, DePaul University

4:30pm-5:10 – Vision & Visibility
Moderator: Cooper Francis, Kingston University, London

“The Panopticon and the Garden: Diagrams of Visibility and Power in Earth Art”
Gary Shapiro, University of Richmond

“Delusions of Grandeur: The Politics of Vision in Foucault’s Magritte”
Samuel Talcott, University of the Sciences

5:15 – Business Meeting

6:30 – Dinner: Location TBD

Sunday, March 22nd

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

9:00am-10:45 – Abnormal Monsters

“Monsters of Sex: Foucault and the Problem of Biological Sex”
Sarah Hansen, Drexel University

“Foucault’s Lombroso: Criminal Typologies, Physiognomy, and the Question of Racial Profiling”
Corey McCall, Elmira College

“Monsters, Perverts, and Criminals: Death in Biopolitics”
Ege Selin Islekel, DePaul University

11:00am-12:45 – Freedom in the Later Work
Moderator: Richard A. Lynch, St. Ambrose University

“The Debate about Freedom in Foucault: Can Foucault’s Later Work be Read as a Correction of his Earlier Deficient Understanding of Freedom?”
Karsten Schubert, New School for Social Research

“A Practice of Freedom: The Art of Not Being Governed Thus”
Nicole Ridgway, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

“Irony and The Courage of Truth: Socrates, Foucault, and Lear on Irony, Power, and the Care of the Self”
Edward McGushin, Stonehill College

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