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Michel Foucault et la peinture

Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies Faculty Associate, Catherine Soussloff, will be giving a series of seminars on “Michel Foucault et la peinture” as Visiting Lecturer at the Collège de France in Paris on May 5, 12, 19 and 26 beginning at 2:30 pm.

About the speaker:

Catherine M. Soussloff’s research explores the historiography, theory, and philosophy of art in the European tradition from the Early Modern period (ca. 1400) to the present. She has published books and over forty essays and articles, and she has lectured extensively in Canada, Europe, the U.K., the U.S.A., and South America. Professor Soussloff has advised and supervised M.A. and Ph.D. graduates in Art History, Visual and Cultural Studies, History of Consciousness, Literature, and History. Known for her comparative and historical approaches to the central theoretical concerns of art history and aesthetics, Soussloff’s recent publications have focused on: Performance theory and visual culture, theories of painting from Leonardo da Vinci to contemporary post-structuralism, concepts of the Baroque, Viennese art and culture in the early 20th century, Jewish studies and art history, contemporary theories of the image, and curatorial practice.  She is presently preparing two books for publication: Michel Foucault and Painting and Theory for Art in the Late Twentieth Century.  Soussloff’s views on Foucault are featured in the Slovenian art mockumentary: MY NAME IS JANEZ JANŠA (dir. Janez Jansa). 

Before coming to UBC in 2010 as Head of the department, Professor Soussloff taught for twenty-four years at the University of California, Santa Cruz where she held a prestigious University of California Presidential Chair in Visual and Performance Studies and the first Patricia and Rowland Rebele Chair in the History of Art. For twelve years Soussloff was Director of Visual and Performance Studies, an international and multi-disciplinary faculty-graduate research initiative. In that capacity she programmed major conferences and an annual seminar series, funded by competitively awarded grants. She recently served as Chair of the Editorial Board of the Art Journal (College Art Association of America) and she was a founding editor of Images: Journal of Jewish Art and Visual Culture. For two years she was a member of the board of Live Vancouver, the city’s performance art biennale.

Professor Soussloff has been the recipient of grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Getty Research Institute, The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, the University of California Humanities Research Institute, the College Art Association of America, the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania and the Institute for the Humanities at New York University. In summer 2011 Soussloff was resident at the University of California, Irvine where she held a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar fellowship for the study of Walter Benjamin’s Later Writings. During the academic year 2013-14 Catherine M. Soussloff is a distinguished scholar in residence at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.

Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: Collège de France, Salle 5 11, place Marcelin-Berthelot, 75005 Paris
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Thomas Zummer. Foucault, the apparatus and the sublime. 2014

Published on 12 Feb 2015

http://www.egs.edu/ Thomas Zummer, artist and independent scholar, giving a talk on the apparatus in Foucault and Agamben, the phantasma and the sublime. In the final section of the clip, Leslie Thornton’s film “A philosopher’s walk on the sublime” is shown. Theorists discussed include Foucault, Nietzsche, Agamben, Heidegger, Sophocles, Jean-Luc Nancy and others. The talk essentially presents a complex meditation on the philosophical concepts of dispositif/apparatus, withdrawal, violence, the sublime, the phantasm and the aporias of communication. Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe 2014 Thomas Zummer and Leslie Thornton.

Thomas Zummer is an artist and lecturer at the Tyler School of Art and a visiting professor in critical studies in the Transmedia Programme at the Hogeschool Sint Lukas, Brussels, as well as visiting professor at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee. Thomas Zummer is an internationally aclaimed independent scholar and writer, as well as being an artist and curator. As an artist he has exhibited internationally since 1976, including at Exit Art, Thread Waxing Space, and The Dia Foundation in New York City as well as at the CAPC in Bordeaux and Wigmore Hall in London. With his wife, they have had a long collaboration as well with The Wooster Group, acting in many of their performances. Most recently, Zummer was artist in residence at the haudenschildGarage in La Jolla, California. In 1995 Thomas Zummer won 5th Prize in the ACA/CODA Architectural Design Competition for the City of Atlanta for the 1996 Olympics.

Education has played an essential role in the development of Thomas Zummer as both an artist and writer. His academic career began in Michigan where his undergraduate studies at Delta College and University of Michigan. Zummer’s undergraduate studies focused on paleozoology, philosophy and cinema. In 1974 Thomas moved to Hartford, Connecticut. Thomas Zummer obtained his BFA in 1976, focusing on Aesthetics and Cinema Studies at the Hartford Art School / University of Hartford. Thomas Zummer participated as a panelist and attended seminars at the Center for 20th Century Studies at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee room 1979-82. From 1980-81 Thomas was at the New School for Social Research where he was a graduate faculty and studied philosophy. In 1982 Thomas Zummer began his studies with Paul de Man and Jacques Derrida at Yale University in the Comparative Literature department. Thomas Zummer then worked as a research assistant to Michel Foucault. at the University of California, Berkeley. From 1981-86 Zummer studied with Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, Umbert Eco, Paul Ricoeur and John Searle at the University of Toronto, Institute for Semiotics and Structural Studies. From 1991-92 Zummer studied Arabic Languages at The New School for Social Research.

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The Groningen Lectures on Modes of Reasoning – The Courage of Truth -Part I
Opening Lecture by Prof. Michael Dillon, 25 Sept. 2013

The Groningen Lectures on Modes of Reasoning are a space for world leading intellectuals to reflect on historical and contemporary modes of reasoning order and power. Speakers are invited to address the topic from their own area of expertise and to engage with questions from a selected audience. Lectures are held annually. A programme can be found here

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Elizabeth Povinelli – The Four Figures of the Anthropocene

Center for 21st Century Studies

Published on Apr 23, 2014

As is known, although his histories of sexuality would consume much of his final life, Michel Foucault was not interested in sexuality in and of itself but only in relation to how it entangled itself in modern forms of power—what he called the “technology of life.” Ditto with the four figures and strategies of sexuality: the hysterical woman (a hysterization of women’s bodies); the masturbating child (a pedagogization of children’s sex); the perverse adult (a psychiatrization of perverse pleasure); and the Malthusian couple (a socialization of procreative behavior). The reason Foucault cared about sexuality and its dominant discursive figurations and strategies, was because he cared about the formations of modern power within which he lived. This talk asks, what would the figures of power be if Foucault were writing today in the shadow of climate change, the emergence of the security state, and the shaking of neoliberalism.

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Du 18 juin 2014 au 23 juin 2014
du lundi au samedi [19h30], le dimanche [17h]


Texte Michel Foucault
Preface de la grammaire logique de jean-pierre brisset

Mise en scène Bruno Boulzaguet
Composition Jean-Christophe Feldhandler

Théâtre de L’échangeur, Bagnolet

59, Avenue du General de Gaulle 93170 Bagnolet – metro Gallieni
tarifs 13/10€ – reservations 01 43 62 71 20 – info@lechangeur.org –

Les hommes sont si nécessairement fous que ce serait être fou par un autre tour de folie de n’être pas fou.

Michel Foucault, passionné par les fous et le thème de la folie, s’éprend du célèbre « fou littéraire » de la fin du XIXe siècle, Jean-Pierre Brisset , qui fût apprenti pâtissier puis officier de la police judiciaire puis inventeur de la bouée, avant de devenir Grammairien et donner des leçons de langues vivantes.
Une trouvaille que ce phénomène littéraire dont nous connaissons 7 publications dont : « La Grammaire logique » et « La Science de Dieu » qui se donnent comme une recherche sur l’origine de toutes les langues. Brisset y développe une scénographie phonétique ou tous les mots de toutes les langues s’expliquent par le bruit qu’ils font. Dans le langage en émulsion, les mots sautent au hasard, comme les grenouilles dans les marécages, bondissent selon un sort aléatoire, au commencement étaient les dés.
En 1973, Michel Foucault participe à la réédition de La Grammaire logique & la science de Dieuen écrivant un portrait drôle et vertigineux de Jean-Pierre Brisset intitulée : 7 propos sur le 7e ange.
C’est le texte de notre conférence/concert sur l’origine de toutes les langues, un cours de linguistique décalé.
Un conférencier et un percussionniste, pour que le jeu des mots se mêle au jeu des sons.
Univers phonétique

Une première version de ce spectacle a été réalisée au théâtre de L’Atalante en Juin 2011.


Michel Foucault

Metteur en scène
Bruno Boulzaguet

Bruno Boulzaguet

Percussions Jean-Christophe Feldhandler

Olivier Ooudiou

Jean-Christophe Feldhandler

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Governmentality in the Age of Neoliberalism

Wendy Brown, University of California, Berkeley

Video of Professor Wendy Brown’s talk in March 2014 at the Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture at the University of Victoria in Canada on governmentality in the age of neoliberalism.

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Un cycle de conférences permettra de revenir sur le travail intellectuel de Foucault comme auteur, lecteur, archiviste.

“Michel Foucault, auteur, lecteur, archiviste. Dialogue avec Daniel Defert”, avec la participation de Philippe Sabot.

  • Le 12 mars 2014 à 17h (Salle de travail libre – Bibliothèque centrale de Lille 3)

Daniel Defert, philosophe et sociologue, président-fondateur de AIDES (1984-1991), a été le compagnon de Michel Foucault pendant plus de vingt ans. Co-éditeur des Dits et écrits de Michel Foucault (Gallimard, “Bibliothèque des sciences humaines”, 1984), il a également édité le premier cours de Foucault au Collège de France, Leçons sur la volonté de savoir (Gallimard – Le Seuil, “Hautes études”, 2011). Il participe à l’édition des Œuvres complètes de Michel Foucault dans la Bibliothèque de la Pléiade (2015).

“Foucault et les sciences humaines et sociales : entre dialogue et incompréhension” : conférence par Jean-François Bert.

  • Le 17 mars 2014 à 17h (Salle de travail libre – Bibliothèque centrale de Lille 3)

Jean-François Bert est maître d’enseignement et de recherche en sociologie à l’Université de Lausanne. Il a publié récemment Introduction à Michel Foucault (La Découverte, 2011) ; il a co-dirigé (avec P. Artières, J. Revel et F. Gros) le numéro des Cahiers de l’Herne consacré à Foucault (2011) ; il a édité, avec P. Artières, P. Chevallier et F. Gros un ouvrage collectif consacré à Histoire de la folie, 50 ans de réception (Presses Universitaires de Caen, 2011). Il participe à l’édition des Oeuvres complètes de Michel Foucault dans la Bibliothèque de la Pléiade (2015).

“Au sujet du pouvoir : réflexions sur l’assujettissement et la résistance” : conférence par Didier Eribon.

  • Le 20 mars 2014 à 17h (Salle de travail libre – Bibliothèque centrale de Lille 3)

Didier Eribon est Professeur à l’Université d’Amiens. Ses travaux concernent la philosophie, la sociologie, l’histoire des idées, la littérature, les études de genre. Auteur d’une biographie importante de Michel Foucault (Flammarion, 1989). il a également publié un ouvrage sur Michel Foucault et ses contemporains (Fayard, 1994) et dirigé ou co-dirigé deux volumes collectifs consacrés à Michel Foucault : L’Infréquentable Michel Foucault. Renouveaux de la pensée critique (EPEL, 2001) et, avec Roger Chartier, Foucault aujourd’hui. Actes des neuvièmes rencontres INA-Sorbonne (L’Harmattan, 2006). Il est également l’auteur de Réflexions sur la question gay (Fayard, 1999) et de La société comme verdict. Classes, identités, trajectoires (Fayard, 2013).

Pierre Rivière: le nom d’une dispute sans fin” : conférence par Alain Brossat.

  • Le 26 mars 2014 à 16h30 (Salle de travail libre – Bibliothèque centrale de Lille 3)

Alain Brossat est Professeur émérite de philosophie de l’université Paris 8. Spécialiste de philosophie politique, également journaliste et traducteur, son travail porte sur la généalogie des violences politiques modernes et contemporaines. Il a publié notamment Pour en finir avec la prison (La Fabrique, 2001), Le Serviteur et son maître. Essai sur le plébéien (Leo Scheer, 2003) et plus récemment Autochtone imaginaire, étranger imaginé (Le Souffle, 2012) et Le Plébéien enragé. Une contre-histoire de la modernité de Rousseau à Losey (Ed. Le Passager clandestin, 2013). Il a également co-dirigé avec Philippe Roy Tombeau pour Pierre Rivière (L’Harmattan, 2013).

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