Category Archives: Conferences

Michel Foucault’s Collège de France Lectures (1970-1984): 13 Years at the Collège, 13 Seminars at Columbia

Michel Foucault’s Collège de France Lectures (1970-1984): 13 Years at the Collège, 13 Seminars at Columbia Seyla Benhabib, Homi Bhabha, Judith Butler, Veena Das, François Ewald, Didier Fassin, James Faubion, Nancy Fraser, Frédéric Gros, Daniele Lorenzini, Nancy Luxon, Achille Mbembe, Paul … Continue reading

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Time Served: Discipline and Punish Forty Years On – The Galleries of Justice, Nottingham, 11-12 Sept 2015

Further details and programme for this conference – I’ll be giving the opening plenary talk on the recently published Théories et institutions pénales course. Places are free but limited and registration is required. Time Served: Discipline and Punish Forty Years On Friday … Continue reading

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The week after completing a book – initial new work on Shakespeare and Foucault

When I finished my first book, Mapping the Present, I remember asking a much more senior academic friend ‘what do I do now?’ His response was clear: ‘Write another one!’ This came back to me this week as I’ve been … Continue reading

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Talks at three workshops – on Foucault and Artemidorus, Earth, and Foucault and Shakespeare – with links to some audio recordings

I attended and spoke at three workshops last week. First, at the Monash University study centre in Prato, Italy, on modern reappropriations of Hellenistic Ethics. I ran a reading seminar on Foucault’s reading of Artemidorus. The other sessions were by … Continue reading

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Foucault Circle meeting at UNSW June 29-July 2, 2016 – call for papers

The sixteenth annual meeting of the Foucault Circle will be held in Sydney, Australia, June 29-July 2, 2016 (hosted by the University of New South Wales). The Foucault Circle at UNSW will be held immediately before the Australasian Association of Philosophy … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Last Decade update 24 – other work while waiting for the reports, and the draft cover blurb

This has been the period between submitting the Foucault’s Last Decade manuscript and waiting for reader reports. I’ve largely been doing other things – talks on terrain and urban territory; editing a Lefebvre translation and writing its introduction; writing a … Continue reading

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Major conference on Foucault at the Collège de France, Cerisy-la-Salle 11-18 June 2015

Major conference on Foucault at the Collège de France, Cerisy-la-Salle 11-18 June 2015, with lots of good speakers including Judith Revel and Pierre Macherey. Les leçons de Michel Foucault au Collège de France, prononcées entre 1971 et 1984, constituent une somme … Continue reading

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Last Call for Abstracts: MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory (2015)

Last Call for Abstracts MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory, 1-3 September 2015 ‘Resistance and Power beyond Foucault’ Convener: Guilel Treiber, Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven (Guilel.Treiber@hiw.kuleuven.be) The nature of political power is changing. The state is no longer the only, or … Continue reading

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“Foucault and Shakespeare: Ceremony, Theatre and Politics”, abstract for workshop at Theatre, Performance, Foucault!, King’s College London, 4 July 2015

I previously shared the call for papers for the Theatre, Performance, Foucault! workshop at King’s College London on 4 July 2015. I’ll be presenting on the topic of “Foucault and Shakespeare: Ceremony, Theatre and Politics”. This is the intersection of my two … Continue reading

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Christy Wampole, The Conference Manifesto in The New York Times

Christy Wampole, ‘The Conference Manifesto’ in The New York Times. It first diagnoses a problem, then outlines some potential solutions. Here’s the beginning… We are weary of academic conferences. We are humanists who recognize very little humanity in the conference format … Continue reading

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