The Foucault Project is a Working Group dedicated to reading the complete works of Michel Foucault. In our third year, we look forward to reading the late Foucault:
Discipline and Punish (1976) two meetings, fall 2010
History of Sexuality, volume I: An Introduction (1976) two meetings, fall 2010
The Birth of Biopolitics: College de France Lecture 1979, two meetings, winter 2011
Security, Territory, Population: College de France Lectures 1977-78, two meetings, winter 2011
Engaging with Foucault's work in chronological order has allowed us to trace shifts, connections, and continuities, and to critically examine the division of Foucault's work into distinct phases. We will consider how Foucault's early writing on dreams, madness, and Kant's anthropology might offer new and unexpected insights into the concepts of discipline, power-knowledge, and governmentality in his later works.
We plan two additional events in the coming year: in the fall, we will host a roundtable featuring faculty members from the GTA from different disciplines to discuss how Foucault has shaped the discourses and methodologies in their fields, and how they employ Foucault in their own research projects. In the spring, we will organize a public lecture and weekend seminar on the topic of religion, featuring Professor James Bernauer, the author of Michel Foucault and Theology (Ashgate, 2004).
Please note that membership in The Foucault Project is limited.
FACULTY Marcinku Kedzior, Lecturer, Architecture Arlene McDonald, Religion Valentina Napolitano, Anthropology Kevin O’Neill, Religion/Diaspora & Transnational Studies James Ingram, Political Science (McMaster University)
GRADUATE STUDENTS/GRADUATES Andrea Casatella, Political Science Joe Culpepper, Comparative Literature Michael Curnoyea, History & Philosophy of Science & Technology Luis Felipe, Religion Lisa Freeman, Geography Sebastian Gil-Riaño, History & Philosophy of Science & Technology Alejandra Gonzalez Jimenez, Anthropology David Kaden, Religion Karen Lee-Miller, Public Health Zeke Levinsky, Sociology Arlene McDonald, 2009 PhD graduate, Religion Shan Mohammed, Nursing Andreas Paras, Political Science Nicholas Sanchez, History & Philosophy of Science & Technology Nicholas Schonhoffer, Religion Sheena Sommers, History Vanessa Vanzieleghem, 2009 MISt graduate, Information