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17th Annual Meeting of the Foucault Circle
Loyola-Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA
March 23-25, 2017

Thursday 23 March

4:00-4:45 Foucault Circle Welcome

5:00-7:15 Film Screening of “Sur les toits” and Roundtable Discussion with director Nicolas Drolc

Moderator: Andrew Dilts
7:15-8:15 Reception with Filmmaker

Friday 24 March

8:30-9:00 Coffee/Tea, Light Breakfast

Moderator: Anthony Ristow
1. Kevin Jobe (Morgan State University, USA), Foucault & the Meaning of Politics: Towards a Genealogy of Tyrannical Power
2. Stephanie Martens (Laurentian University, Canada) Foucault’s Game(s): Jeu, Metaphors and Translations


Moderator: Ed McGushin
1. Verena Erlenbusch (University of Memphis, USA), The Spatiality of History: Foucaultian Genealogy and Coloniality of Power
2. Valentina Moro (Università di Padova, Italy, Brown University, USA), Politics of Refusal: Criticizing the Notion of Exclusion through the Interruption of the Settlers’ Narration

Moderator: Brad Stone
1. Selin Islekel (Loyola Marymount University, USA), Haunting Dead: Necropolitics of Mourning and Grief
2. Sarah Earnshaw (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Germany), Foucault in Foreign Policy: Interrogating the Global Society to Be Defended

1:15-2:30 LUNCH

Moderator: Joanna Crosby
1. Dianna Taylor (John Carroll University, USA), The Relation of Self to Self and (Counter)Normalization: Irish Republican Women During and After the Troubles
2. Don Deere (Loyola Marymount University, USA), Truth, Terror, and Dangerous Speech: Foucault and León Rozitchner
3. Sanem Guvenc-Salgirli (Emily Carr University, Canada, Fernand Baudel Center, USA), Governmentality, Sovereignty, and Critique: Revisiting Foucault’s Contemporary Relevance

4:30-5:30 Business Meeting

6:30 DINNER (Location TBD)

Saturday 25 March

8:30-9:00 Coffee/Tea, Light Breakfast

Moderator: Kevin Jobe
1. Martín Bernales Odino (Boston College, USA), Towards a Genealogy of Latin American Poverty: La Buena Policía de los Pobres (The Good Police of the Poor)
2. Berndt Clavier (Malmö University, Sweden), On Veridiction: Metrologies of Art in the European Welfare State
3. Diana Young (Carleton University, Canada), Images of the Individual Rights and Governmental Power in Canadian Criminal Law

Moderator: Dana Belu
1.Kevin Thompson (DePaul University, USA) Intolerable: Foucault’s Historical Constructivism
2. Shruti Rao and Kristi Carey (University of British Columbia, Canada) Error Signals: Registering Intimacies and Occlusions of the Female Body Politic

12:10-1:30 LUNCH

Moderator: Nicole Ridgway
1. Alex Feldman (Pennsylvania State University, USA) Foucault and Meinecke at the Intersection of Raison d’Etat, Historicism, and Ethics: The Problem of History
2. Andrew LaZella (University of Scranton, USA), Vie Autre: Foucault’s Neo-nominalism and the Invention of the Improbable

One thought on “Program: 17th Annual Meeting of the Foucault Circle (2017)

  1. Janet Abbey says:

    Sounds like a wonderful place to be to listen to these papers.Can it be youtubed?

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