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Below is the Foucault Circle call for papers, 2011 meeting (pdf).

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Foucault Circle conference program April 9-11, 2010

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 Foucault Society at CSA (March 18; Berkeley)

The Foucault Society at CSA
We are pleased to announce that the Foucault Society will sponsor a panel at the Cultural Studies Association’s annual conference, which will be held on March 18-20, 2010, at the University of California, Berkeley.
**Critical Perspectives on Foucault’s The Birth of Biopolitics**
This panel presents recent scholarly work by participants in the Foucault Society’s 2008-09 Seminar Series on Michel Foucault’s The Birth of Biopolitics.
Thursday, March 18, 2:00-3:45pm.  (Session 2, T2-J)
Chair: Michael Jolley (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Presenters:
Jeff Bussolini (College of Staten Island, CUNY), “The Role of Husserlian Phenomenology in the Genesis of German Ordoliberalism”
Aaron Weeks (The Graduate Center, CUNY), “Foucault and Freudo-Marxism: Contextualizing The Birth of Biopolitics
Rachel Schiff (The Graduate Center, CUNY), “Subjectivity and Governance in Childrearing Discourse”
Jonathan Cutler (Wesleyan University), “Foucault, Deleuze and the Politics of Real Subsumption”
Abstracts have been posted on the Foucault Society’s Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=12929420844
For more information about the CSA conference, or to register, go to:  http://www.csaus.pitt.edu/conference/index.php/conference/eighth_CSA
The Foucault Society’s 2008-09 Seminar Series was supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities (www.nyhumanities.org).
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The Foucault Society at CSA (March 18; Berkeley)

Hi Jeremy
I’m not sure if you are on the Foucault society mailing list – but this might be another one for your blog

The Foucault Society at CSA
We are pleased to announce that the Foucault Society will sponsor a panel at the Cultural Studies Association’s annual conference, which will be held on March 18-20, 2010, at the University of California, Berkeley.
**Critical Perspectives on Foucault’s The Birth of Biopolitics**
This panel presents recent scholarly work by participants in the Foucault Society’s 2008-09 Seminar Series on Michel Foucault’s The Birth of Biopolitics.
Thursday, March 18, 2:00-3:45pm.  (Session 2, T2-J)
Chair: Michael Jolley (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Presenters:
Jeff Bussolini (College of Staten Island, CUNY), “The Role of Husserlian Phenomenology in the Genesis of German Ordoliberalism”
Aaron Weeks (The Graduate Center, CUNY), “Foucault and Freudo-Marxism: Contextualizing The Birth of Biopolitics
Rachel Schiff (The Graduate Center, CUNY), “Subjectivity and Governance in Childrearing Discourse”
Jonathan Cutler (Wesleyan University), “Foucault, Deleuze and the Politics of Real Subsumption”
Abstracts have been posted on the Foucault Society’s Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=12929420844
For more information about the CSA conference, or to register, go to:  http://www.csaus.pitt.edu/conference/index.php/conference/eighth_CSA
The Foucault Society’s 2008-09 Seminar Series was supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities (www.nyhumanities.org).
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About the Foucault Society: The Foucault Society is an independent, non-profit educational organization offering a variety of forums dedicated to critical study of the ideas of Michel Foucault (1926-1984) within a contemporary context.  The Foucault Society is a 501 (c) (3) recognized public charity.  As such donations are tax deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.
E-mail:  foucaultsocietyorg@gmail.com
Website:  www.foucaultsociety.org  (Sorry — not recently updated.)
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Giddens and Hutton on the public intellectual

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.

Foucault Circle 2009 Final Program

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
Subjectivation
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

Conference: History of Madness

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.

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.