Foucault Circle program (Feb 28-Mar 3, Cleveland, OH)

The Third Annual Foucault Circle

February 28-March 2, 2003
John Carroll University
University Heights, OH

Friday, February 28

7:00 ­ 10:00 P.M. Welcome Buffet and Reception at the home of Dianna
Taylor and Benjamin Fambrough

Saturday, March 1

8:00 -8:30 Continental Breakfast

8:30-10:15 Method
Ladelle McWhorter (University of Richmond): "Anti-science: genealogy and
regimes of truth"
Julian Bourg (Washington University-St. Louis): "'Society must be defended'
and the last Foucault"
Laura Hengehold (Case Western Reserve University): "'In the flat field'
(take 1): pursuing resemblance across the Foucauldian corpus"

10:30-12:15 Foucault and his interlocutors
Brent Adkins (Roanoke College): "Sade's wall: the role of Sade as
'threshold' and 'retroversion' in the work of Foucault"
Todd May (Clemson University): "World-changing and life-celebrating:
Foucault and Merleau-Ponty on the body"
Margaret McLaren (Rollins College): "The aesthetics of existence: Foucault
and Sartre"

12:15-2:00 Lunch

2:00-3:45 Subjectivity
James Bernauer, SJ (Boston College): "Michel Foucault: Philosopher of the
Christian Present"
Roberto Nigro (University of Bari, Italy/Harvard University): "The question
of subjectivity in Foucault's last courses at the Collège de France"
Mark R. Pepper (College of William and Mary): "Bequia and Foucault: an
ethnoecological examination of a Caribbean island"

4:05-5:15 Ethics
Benjamin S. Pryor (University of Toledo): "The Birth of tragedy and the
death of 'free speech'"
Chris Blakley (Southern Illinois University): "Becoming autonomous:
Foucault's ethics of resistance"

7:00­9:00 Dinner and Business Meeting

Sunday, March 2

8:30-9:00 Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:45 Power
Joanna Crosby (Morgan State University): "Power for mere mortals: Foucault
and the paradox of power"
Ellen K. Feder (American University): "The subject of violence: biopower and
the production of race"
John Hartmann (Southern Illinois University): "Power and resistance in the
later Foucault"

11:05-12:15 Parrhesia
Adam Konopka (Boston College): "Foucault's critique of psychoanalysis and a
parrhesiastic reform"
Joshua Mills-Knutsen (University of Kentucky): "Parrhesia or panopticism:
the webcam phenomenon and Foucault's philosophy"

All paper sessions will be held in Rodman Hall, Conference Room A.

Richard A. Lynch
Research Fellow
Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts
Wabash College
301 W. Wabash Ave.
Crawfordsville, IN 47933 USA

765-361-6046 (office)
765-361-6475 (fax)

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