From: Tetz <saddhaa@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 22:36:15 +0900
I'm just wondering how many Japanese speakers and/or residents in Japan
are on the list.
I always feel it would be nice to have a Japanese listserv on Foucault
because no such one is available.
Though Japan is a country all works of Foucault except _Herculine Barbin_
and _Le désordre des familles_ are translated and much read, there hasn't
been an active network of scholars on the net. Thus, setting up a
listserv, I hope, will help to stimulate discussion and exchange of ideas
among those who have an interest in contemporary Foucault (proper and/or
related) studies in Japan.
I'm making this propostion not because of any intention to "nationalize"
Foucault studies (frankly, I don't appreciate jargon-fillied, self-indulgent
writings or talks by most of Japanese "post-modern" scholars), but because
of the fact that Japanese as a two-byte language is sometimes a barrier to
communicate among Japanese speakers in one-byte language based listservs.
If you find this idea of networking attractive, feel free to contact me.
Ph. D. candidate, Kobe University (Japan)