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The Foucault Society Reading Group:
Spring meetings begin Friday, March 8.

We invite you to join us as the Foucault Society’s reading group continues our discussion of Michel Foucault’s Society Must Be Defended: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1975-1976.  The group is multidisciplinary and open to academics and independent scholars across the NYC area. Our purpose is to develop a critical conversation which enriches our engagement with Foucault and provides a forum for participants to develop our individual research projects.  New participants are welcome.

Reading Group: Spring 2013 Schedule

Friday, March 8:  Lectures 5-6
Friday, March 29:  Lectures 7-8
Friday, April 19:  Lectures 9-10
Friday, May 10:  Lecture 11

Time: 7:00-9:00 pm.
Location:  Room 5489, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave, NYC

For more information or to register, please email Kevin Jobe and Eric Daffron, Reading Group Coordinators, at foucaultsocietyorg@gmail.com.

New Program Committee Forming:
We are accepting proposals for new programs. We are open to proposals for panel discussions, seminars, writing groups, reading groups, or workshops. Please contact us if you have a project or program idea or if you would like to take a leadership role on our program planning committee. Proposals will be reviewed by our executive committee. Email foucaultsocietyorg@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

Call for Volunteers:
Foucault Society programs are coordinated entirely by volunteers. We cannot do this without you.  If you want to get involved, we have many opportunities. Click here to learn more and to download a Volunteer Application. Or email us to set up a time to talk.

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The Foucault Society Reading Group

Michel Foucault “Society Must Be Defended”, Lectures at the Collège de France, 1975-1976

Friday, November 30
7:30-9:30pm

Location:
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Room 5489
(Please note new room.)

We invite you to join us as we continue our in-depth discussion of Foucault’s lectures. The group is multidisciplinary and includes faculty, graduate students and independent scholars.

New participants are welcome! If you are interested in attending the reading group, we encourage you to contact us first.

This will be our last meeting of the fall semester. We will announce meeting dates for Winter/Spring 2013 in early January.

Please join us!
Open to the public.
We recommend that participants have some familiarity with Foucault’s work.

Suggested donation: $10/meeting.
Registration: foucaultsocietyorg@gmail.com

For complete description, see our website.

Questions? Please contact
Kevin Jobe, Reading Group Director, at foucaultsocietyorg@gmail.com.

About the Foucault Society:

The Foucault Society is an independent, nonprofit educational organization offering a variety of programs dedicated to the critical study of the ideas of Michel Foucault (1926-1984).  All of our events are open to the public. We welcome new participants who have an interest in Foucault’s work and its impact on diverse areas of inquiry, including critical social theory, philosophy, politics, history, culture, gender/sexuality studies, and the arts.

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The Foucault Society Reading Group, 2012-2013

Michel Foucault, “Society Must Be Defended” Lectures at the College de France, 1975-1976

Introductory Meeting:
Thursday, October 11
7:00-9:30pm

CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 5409
New York, NY, USA

In this year-long discussion group, we will study Foucault’s 1975-76 lecture course alongside Johanna Oksala’s newly published, Foucault, Politics, and Violence (2012)

At our our introductory meeting this week we will discuss central themes and our plan for the semester.  Our second meeting will be Thursday, October 25.

We will meet every two weeks at the Graduate Center throughout the 2012-2013 academic year.

Please join us!
Open to the public.

We recommend that participants have some familiarity with Foucault’s work.

Suggested donation: $10/meeting.
Registration: foucaultsocietyorg@gmail.com

For complete description, see our website.

Questions? Please contact
Kevin Jobe, Reading Group Director, at foucaultsocietyorg@gmail.com.

About the Foucault Society:

The Foucault Society is an independent, nonprofit educational organization offering a variety of programs dedicated to the critical study of the ideas of Michel Foucault (1926-1984).  All of our events are open to the public. We welcome new participants who have an interest in Foucault’s work and its impact on diverse areas of inquiry, including critical social theory, philosophy, politics, history, culture, gender/sexuality studies, and the arts.

www.foucaultsociety.org
Facebook
Twitter:  @foucaultsociety

E-mail: foucaultsocietyorg@gmail.com

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Foucault Reading Group
The Courage of Truth
Manchester University

10am – 12 noon in Geoffrey Manton Room 333, fortnightly, commencing 24th February 2012
Further information

This reading group will focus on the last lectures given by Michel Foucault at The Collège de France in February-March 1984, a few months before his death. Continuing the theme of the government of the self introduced in 1982-1983 lectures, this series is more precisely centred on the notion of Greek parrhesia and on the changes it undergoes from the figure of Socrates through that of the Cynic to pre-Christianity.
Questioning the effects of specific relations established between truth, self and life, Foucault endeavours to show how Western metaphysics proceeds from an ethical problematic which deals with these three notions altogether.

The following edition will be used: Michel Foucault, The Courage of Truth: The Government of the Self and Others II”, Lectures at The Collège de France 1983-1984, trans. Graham Burchell (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).

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Brisbane Foucault Reading Group

Time: 12-2pm every Tuesday fortnight starting 9 August.
Venue: R614 (the top floor of the library) at Kelvin Grove campus, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

All details about the group and the readings can be found here

Aims of the group
The aim of this group is to provide an informal setting to read and discuss the work of French theorist Michel Foucault. Foucault’s work is used widely across an enormous range of theoretical and applied disciplines. This group is designed for both postgraduate students and academics from any discipline who would like the opportunity to clarify Foucault’s ideas and develop applications in a group setting. There will be set texts for participants to read before each session.

Convenor
Clare O’Farrell is the author of two books on Foucault. She has also edited a book on his work, was a founding editor of the international peer reviewed online journal Foucault Studies and runs a large website on Foucault. She is founder and convenor of the AARE Poststructual Theory Special Interest Group . She runs a blog with occasional Foucault content as well as the Foucault News blog.

Dates of meetings

9, 23 August,
6, 20 September
4, 18 October
11 October – will be a session for people who would like to present work in progress

Reading for this semester
A systematic reading of Foucault’s most recent publication of lectures in English will be undertaken this semester:
Michel Foucault, (2011). The Courage of Truth. Lectures at the Collège de France 1983- 1984. Tr. Graham Burchell. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

If you live in Brisbane and would like to join the group please contact Clare O’Farrell at c.ofarrell@qut.edu.au

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The Brisbane Foucault Reading Group will run this semester with the assistance of the Centre for Learning Innovation in the Faculty of Education at the Queensland University of Technology.

It will run from 12-2pm every Tuesday fortnight starting 8 March 2011.

The venue in March is Room L113/4 and the venue for subsequent meetings is R614 (the top floor of the library) at Kelvin Grove campus, QUT, Victoria Park Rd.

All details about the group, including contact details and the readings can be found on the Reading group webpage


Contact convenor

Aims of the group
The aim of this group is to provide an informal setting to read and discuss the work of French theorist Michel Foucault. Foucault’s work is used widely across an enormous range of theoretical and applied disciplines. This group is designed for both postgraduate students and academics from any discipline who would like the opportunity to clarify Foucault’s ideas and develop applications in a group setting. Members of the group are also invited to nominate material by Foucault of relevance to their own work which they would particularly like to discuss. There will be set texts for participants to read before each session.

Convenor
Clare O’Farrell is the author of two books on Foucault. She has also edited a book on his work, was a founding editor of the international peer reviewed online journal Foucault Studies and runs a large website on Foucault at www.michel-foucault.com. She is founder and convener of the AARE Poststructual Theory Special Interest Group. She runs a blog with occasional Foucault content titled Refract Input as well as the Foucault News blog

Dates
8, 22 March
5, 19, April
10, 24, 31 May

Text for this semester
A systematic reading of the following text will be undertaken this semester:

Michel Foucault, (2010) [2008]. The Government of Self and Others. Lectures at the Collège de France, 1982- 1983. Tr. Graham Burchell. New York: Picador.

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