Re: F's incitement to confess

I am new to Foucault as well as a new teacher of developmental writers at
the college level; upon reading Discipline & Punish I was struck by the
applicable aspects of the book: the panopticon in regards to having
students sit in large circles, journal entries that may require the
spilling forth of private thoughts, instructors appropriating/validating
student text...that kind of stuff. Erik mentions Foucault is being "used"
in composition studies more & more - he is correct. Check out Gail
Stygall's "Basic Writing and Foucault's Author Function" (CCC Oct 94) for
an interesting basicwriter take on What is an Author.

On Sun, 22 Oct 1995, Erik D Lindberg wrote:

> On Sun, 22 Oct 1995, dell bleekman wrote:
> >
> > I am interested in looking at Foucault's writings on 'confession' and
> > 'incitement to confess' in regards to what transpires in many college
> > composition classrooms.
> >
> > However, I'm unable to find in which source (or secondary) material this
> > might be found. If you can help you may respond to me directly if it's
> > not a useful thread for the list.
> >
> No, I think this is a good thread for us (been awhile since we did any
> "applied Foucault")
> Say more about what you're working on. I know that some composition
> people are using Foucault as something of a critical model, but are you
> doing a Foucauldian analysis of the comp. classroom?
> Erik
> Erik D. Lindberg
> Dept. of English and Comparative Lit.
> University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
> Milwaukee, WI 53211
> email: edl@xxxxxxxxxxx


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