The Foucault Society, New York City, presents "Michel Foucault's The Birth of Biopolitics: A Roundtable Discussion," on Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 6:30-10:00pm, at Stony Brook Manhattan, 387 Park Avenue South, Third Floor,
New York, NY 10016.
Michel Foucault's The Birth of Biopolitics: Lectures at the College de France, 1978-1979 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) is prompting critics to reevaluate his intellectual and political project while offering new insights into the history of neo-liberalism. Our roundtable brings together a multi-disciplinary group of scholars to discuss new critical perspectives on Foucault's lecture courses.
What makes these lectures so relevant to us today? We'll discuss Foucault's treatment of themes such as racism, war, ethics, and neoliberal subjectivity; reconsider his critiques of Marx, Husserl, Weber, and others; and situate his analysis in the context of contemporary theorists of biopolitics, such as Giorgio Agamben and Donna Haraway. Finally, we'll ask, how might Foucault's analysis of neoliberalism help us to form critiques of current political situations in the U.S. or internationally?
Please join us for a lively conversation with faculty from the Foucault Society's 2008-09 Seminar Series on The Birth of Biopolitics.
Moderator: Jeffrey Bussolini, College of Staten Island, CUNY
Samuel Binkley, Emerson College
Patricia Ticineto Clough, Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY
Jonathan Cutler, Wesleyan University
Rafael de la Dehesa, College of Staten Island, CUNY
Trent H. Hamann, St. John’s University
Eduardo Mendieta, Stony Brook University, SUNY
Ananya Mukherjea, College of Staten Island, CUNY
Alan Rosenberg, Queens College, CUNY
The 2008-09 Seminar Series is funded by a mini-grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.
The program will be followed by a dessert reception sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, Stony Brook University.
This event is open to the public.
Registration: $10. To register, send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copies of The Birth of Biopolitics will be available for purchase at our discounted price: $21.00 (includes tax-deductible donation to the Foucault Society).
About the Foucault Society: The Foucault Society is an independent, non-profit educational organization offering a variety of forums dedicated to critical study of the ideas of Michel Foucault (1926-1984) within a contemporary context. The Foucault Society is a 501 (c) (3) recognized public charity. As such donations are tax deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.
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