Society of Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy meeting

The Society of Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy just had its meeting (.pdf) in Pittsburgh. Among the interesting-looking sessions were the following. Would be nice if these could be posted up somewhere.

Foucault Beyond Foucault: Power and Its Intensifications since 1984
Marquis A (Stanford University Press)
Moderator: Edward McGushin, Saint Anselm College
Speaker: Todd May, Clemson University
Speaker: Johanna Oksala, University of Dundee
Respondent: Jeffrey T. Nealon, Penn State University

Foucault, Skepticism, and Problematization
Salon 3 Moderator: Erinn Gilson, Wittenberg University
“Deleuze as a Source of Foucault’s Concept of Problematization,”
Colin Koopman, University of California, Santa Cruz
“On Michel Foucault, Skepticism, and the Grand Rise of Social Engineering,”
Matthew C. Eshleman, The University of North Carolina, Wilmington

Foucault: Race and Sexuality
Marquis B Moderator: Gerard Kuperus, University of San Francisco
“Biopolitics in the Jim Crow South: Lynching, Racial Hygiene, and the Fear of
Miscegenation,” Wade Roberts, Oklahoma City University
“African American Sexuality and the Repressive Hypothesis: Reading Patricia
Hill Collins with Michel Foucault,” Camisha Russell, Penn State University

Feminism, Power, Ethics:
Marquis B Foucauldian Trajectories at the Collège de France
Moderator: Jeffrey Bell, Southeast Louisiana State University
“Foucault, Feminism, and Familial Power,” Chloë Taylor, McGill University
“A New Architecture of Power, an Anticipation of Ethics,” Richard A. Lynch,
DePauw University
“Modernity/Femininity: the Self-sacrificing Subject,” Dianna Taylor, John
Carroll University

There were also many other sessions on Gadamer, Heidegger, Arendt, Husserl etc.


One Response

  1. Not related to this conference, but Brian Leiter just posted an article on Foucault at SSRN: The Epistemic Status of the Human Sciences: Critical Reflections on Foucault

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