Foucault News

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

Call for chapters: Would Foucault have read Harry Potter? Unlocking social theory with popular culture Naomi Barnes, Amanda Heffernan and  Shirley Steinberg are calling for abstracts for an edited book, tentatively titled Would Foucault have read Harry Potter? Unlocking social theory with popular culture. After initial consultation, the book is intended for Palgrave Publications. Below is …

Continue reading

CFP: Social Epistemology & Technology: Toward Increasing Public Self-Awareness Regarding Technological Mediation Editors note: Papers from a foucauldian perspective are invited. Summary This edited volume seeks to bring together scholars from across disciplines to discuss the social effects of technological mediation, focusing on the normative social dimensions effected by technological mediation of knowledge or the …

Continue reading

Re-Making Normal: Governing the Social in Neoliberal Times Call for Contributions Deborah Brock, editor dbrock@yorku.ca PDF Re-Making Normal: Governing the Social in Neoliberal Times is a ‘sequel’ to my sole edited (Nelson 2003) publication, Making Normal: Social Regulation in Canada.  However, it differs from the 2003 edition in a number of respects, most notably, it …

Continue reading

CALL FOR CHAPTERS – BOOK PROJECT TITLE “New Perspectives on Discourse and Governmentality” Further info EDITORIAL TEAM Paul McIlvenny Julia Zhukova Klausen Laura Bang Lindegaard at the Centre for Discourses in Transition (C-DiT), Aalborg University, Denmark CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS We seek contributions for an edited book of empirical studies that illustrate new perspectives on governmentality …

Continue reading

CFP: Expanded Second Edition of Foucault and the Government of Disability Submission deadline: Saturday, June 30 2012 The University of Michigan Press considers Foucault and the Government of Disability to be a “classic” in Disability Studies and the book continues to sell well.  For these reasons, the U of M Press is publishing an updated …

Continue reading

Gramsci and Foucault: A Reassessment The ideas of these two towering thinkers of the 20th century, Gramsci and Foucault, have all too often fallen into opposing camps. Radhakrishnan (1987) argues that Foucault’s understanding of the subject remains philosophical, while Gramsci’s continual interrogation of the relation between the individual and the group allows for concrete political …

Continue reading

From H-Net Call for Papers The imperfect Historian: Disability Histories in Europe «I’m not a professional historian, but nobody is perfect» Michel Foucault, University of Vermont, 27 October 1982 Just like gender, race and class, disability has become a standard analytical category in the historian’s tool chest nowadays. Up until now Paul Longmore and Lauri …

Continue reading

From H-net Edited Essay Collection 2nd call for Abstracts – Final Deadline Jan. 15, 2011 Drawing from Foucault’s notion of the ‘political technology of the body’ and the ‘spectacle of the scaffold’, the collection looks to explore sovereign power and control over the body through a consideration of the cinema’s, arguable, co-option of the state’s …

Continue reading

From H-net See updated call for papers due January 2011 Call for Papers: Cinema and the State-Tortured Body Call for Abstracts Due Date: 2010-10-01 Drawing from Foucault’s notion of the ‘political technology of the body’ and ‘the spectacle of the scaffold’, the collection looks to explore the Sovereign’s power and control over the body through …

Continue reading

From H-net Introduction to Post-structuralism – Essay Collection Call for Papers Deadline: 2010-10-01 This is a call for papers for an essay collection to be entitled “Introduction to Post-structuralism.” The essay collection will consist of pedagogical, explanatory descriptions of post-structuralism to be used as references or classroom textbooks. The goal of this collection is to …

Continue reading