Contact & info
Foucault reading group
The Reading Group will resume 10 August 2010
Venue: Room L113/4
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Time: Every 2nd Tuesday 12-2 pm. People are welcome to join the group at any time.
Aims of the reading group
The work of Foucault is now being used widely across an enormous range of theoretical and applied disciplines. Many people using his work don't have the opportunity to interact with others who can help them clarify some of his ideas and suggest further applications. Others may simply be curious to know about Foucault's ideas but are uncertain where to begin. The aim of this group is to provide an informal setting to read and discuss Foucault's work. Members of the group are very welcome to nominate material by Foucault which they would particularly like to discuss.
The group has a members only access online space on the Contemporary Theory, Poststructuralism and Governmentality Network. If you wish to join this network, please click on the link and register and then join the subgroup 'Foucault Reading Group'. This space enables me to post news about meetings and other information to members. It also offers the facility for members to make online contact with each other and to post discussion and manuscripts.
Please me if you have any questions
Note to those wishing to participate
History of the reading group
This group has been running most semesters since 2000
If there is something you would especially like to read, or some topic you would like to focus on, please let me know and I can slot it in.
Michel Foucault, (2010) . The Government of Self and Others. Lectures at the Collège de France, 1982- 1983. Tr. Graham Burchell. New York: Picador. Chapter 1: '5 January 1983'.
Michel Foucault, (2010) . The Government of Self and Others. Lectures at the Collège de France, 1982- 1983. Tr. Graham Burchell. New York: Picador. Chapter 19: '9 March 1983'.
Michel Foucault, (1972) . The Archaeology of Knowledge. London: Tavistock. Part IV, chapters 1 and 5.
Photo: In Jean-Marie Auzias. (1986). Michel Foucault, Collection 'Qui suis-je?' Lyon: La Manufacture, p. 18.