Below is the Foucault Circle call for papers, 2011 meeting (pdf).
This year’s Foucault Circle is taking place later this week in Baltimore, MD at Morgan State University. They’ve just released their final program and posted to their website here.
There are sessions on Iran, biopolitics, neoliberalism, populations, method, pleasure and sexuality. Oh, and power.
The Foucault Society at CSA (March 18; Berkeley)
The Space of Democracy event was held at Newcastle University last week. Their own site doesn’t mention it (!) but Anthony Giddens and Will Hutton held a conversation which included a discussion of the public intellectual.
See this post, which quotes the following from Foucault:
“It seems to me that we are now at a point where the function of the specific intellectual needs to be reconsidered.” – Foucault, Truth and Power.
The 9th annual Foucault Circle meeting will be held at DePaul University next spring (March 6-8). The final program is now available (.pdf). Looks very interesting.
FC Final Program (.pdf)
A few excerpts:
Historicity and Transcendentality in Foucault
Colin Koopman, University of California—Santa Cruz
The Final Foucault: Government of Others and Government of the Self, Assujettissement and
Alan Milchman and Alan Rosenberg, Queens College of the City University of New York
Foucault, Neoliberalism, and Political Violence
Johanna Oksala, University of Dundee
The Politics of Truth (Plenary Address)
Arnold Davidson, University of Chicago & University of Pisa
Liberation and Its Discontents: Foucault, Race, and the Possibility of Freedom
Cynthia D. Coe, Central Washington University
Disciplining Populations: A Look at Eugenic and Genetic Technologies
Ladelle McWhorter, University of Richmond
The University of Buffalo (SUNY) is holding a Humanities conference devoted to the topic of the history of madness (the book but also the theme).
The keynote speaker will be Marjorie Garber, Ph.D., of Harvard, a scholar and nimble-footed cultural detective who delights in pointing out the often weird connections that weave us into the web of our culture. Entertaining, much-published and a very popular speaker, she has trained her formidable interpretive gifts on everything from Shakespeare to dog love, often leaving readers and audiences astonished at her insights.
The conference “The Other Side of Reason: The History of Madness Today,” will take place in the Center for the Arts on UB’s North (Amherst) campus.
In recognition of the recent publication of the complete English translation of Michel Foucault’s enormously influential “History of Madness,” speakers will discuss the philosopher’s reinvention of history as a conversation about the relationship between madness and reason.
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,
“Modernity/Femininity: the Self-sacrificing Subject,” Dianna Taylor, John
There were also many other sessions on Gadamer, Heidegger, Arendt, Husserl etc.