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GIP Legacy

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DePaul University Humanities Center & the Department of Philosophy

Foucault and the legacy of the prisons information group (GIP)

MAY 8th, 2015
Richardson Library 115
2350 N. Kenmore
Chicago, IL 60614

Scholars Symposium

1:00-1:10 Opening Remarks
Kevin Thompson, DePaul University

1:10-1:30 “The Dialectic of Theory and Practice”
Bernard Harcourt, Columbia University

1:30-1:50 “Prisoners Inside / Intellectuals Outside: The GIP and the French prison revolts (1971-2)”
Nicolas Drolc, Documentarian

1:50-2:10 “The Creaturely Politics of Prisoner Resistance Movements”
Lisa Guenther, Vanderbilt University

2:10-2:30 “The GIP and the Question of Failure”
Perry Zurn, DePaul University

2:30-3:00 Q & A

Film Screening

7:00-8:30 Sur les toits (2014, French with English Subtitles)

8:30-9:00 Q & A with Director Nicolas Drolc

(2014, French with English Subtitles)
Nicolas Drolc, Director

Between September 1971 and the end of 1972, for the very first time in French history, prison inmates collectively initiated revolts that led to a takeover of their prisons, to the occupying of prison roof tops, and to the direct communication of their demands to the public.

Now, forty years later, filmmaker Nicolas Drolc explores this forgotten page of social struggle. Through a mixture of archival footage and recordings and extensive interviews with the leaders of the revolt at Nancy, a prison warden from Toul, lawyer Henri Leclerc, sociologist and GIP co-founder Daniel Defert, as well as the ex-convict, writer, and political activist, Serge Livrozet, Sur les toits (On the roofs) paints a portrait of a time and a struggle whose legacy challenges us to confront in our own day the questions of imprisonment, punishment, and the diffusion of the carceral practices of control, surveillance, and normalization.

All events are free and open to the public.

Proceedings are forthcoming in a special issue of the Carceral Notebooks.

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Convulsing Bodies: Religion and Resistance in Foucault
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Published on 12 Mar 2015

Mark D. Jordan of the Harvard Divinity School discusses his recent publication, Convulsing Bodies: Religion and Resistance in Foucault.
Respondents include James Bernauer, S.J., of Boston College, Amy Hollywood and Mayra Rivera Rivera, both of Harvard Divinity School.

00:00 Welcome and introduction by Francis X. Clooney, S.J., Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Theology, Harvard Divinity School

07:45 Mark D. Jordan, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Christian Thought, Harvard Divinity School

19:43 Respondent introductions by Francis X. Clooney, S.J., Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Theology, Harvard Divinity School

24:13 Amy Hollywood, Elizabeth H. Monrad Professor of Christian Studies, Harvard Divinity School

40:06 Mayra Rivera Rivera, Associate Professor of Theology and Latina/o Studies, Harvard Divinity School

56:44 James Bernauer, S.J., Professor of Philosophy, Boston College

1:11:40 Response by Mark D. Jordan, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Christian Thought, Harvard Divinity School

1:14:20 Q&A with Mark D. Jordan, James Bernauer, Amy Hollywood, Mayra Rivera Rivera

Learn more about Harvard Divinity School and its mission to illuminate, engage, and serve at http://www.hds.harvard.edu.

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Margaret Bird – Inculcating an appreciation of time pressure in the young: the training of children for working life in 18th-century England
Podcast at Backdoor broadcasting

Royal Holloway University of London Department of History

Departmental Research seminars 2014/2015
24 March 2015

The rearing of children has been a topic at the centre of academic debate since the Annales historian Philippe Ariès analysed le sentiment de l’enfance in 1960.
Margaret Bird’s exploration of the tensions between respecting children as individuals and the need to hurry them into maturity for working life relates to the mercantile and manufacturing class in England. Understanding time pressure, as in expecting six-year-olds to watch the clock, formed part of their moulding as useful members of society. Time-conscious capitalism and Calvinism lay behind much of the thinking. It draws in part on the newly published diary of Mary Hardy, wife of a farmer and manufacturer.

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Richard Wolin, Biopolitics and Engagement: What Foucault Learned about Power from the Maoists, Feb 28, 2012

Michel Foucault’s conception of “power-knowledge” has been one of the most influential political ideas to have arisen in recent decades. It reverses the age-old assumption that knowledge will set us free. Instead, it suggests that knowledge is more closely related to social control than it is to freedom. Foucault’s rethinking of the relationship between power and knowledge was not a purely theoretical discovery. Instead it derives from his concerted political involvement with the Prison Information Group (GIP) – an innovative group of renegade French Maoists active during the early 1970s. Richard Wolin (History, The Graduate Center, CUNY) will discuss this hitherto underresearched episode of Foucault’s past as a political activist.

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Fumi Sakata The Biosocial as a technology of Biopower (2015)

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Presentation by Matteo Pasquinelli and discussion – Devices of Affective Surveillance (2015)

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Videos on youtube of lectures referring to Foucault

Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade is the only scientific research institutions in Serbia which deals with research in the field of philosophy and social theory in a systematic and long-term way. As part of its scientific activities, the Institute combines fundamental philosophical research with a multi-disciplinary (sociology, political science, legal, anthropological) study of the society problems.

The Center for Ethics, Law and Applied Philosophy (CELAP) is a think-tank based in Belgrade, Serbia. CELAP’s founders are philosophers, lawyers, political scientists and anthropologists, but also architects and urban theoreticians.

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