2016 Program

The 16th annual meetings of the

Foucault Circle

June 29-July 2, 2016 

University of New South Wales

Sydney, Australia

Program Overview

 


Wednesday, June 29

10:00-10:40     Morning Tea and Registration

10:40-12:00     SESSION #1 (2 papers)

12:00-13:30     Lunch

13:30-15:30     SESSION #2 (3 papers)

15:30-16:00     Afternoon Tea

16:00-17:20     SESSION #3 (2 papers)

17:30-              Drinks reception

 

Thursday, June 30

08:30-09:50     SESSION #4 (2 papers)

09:50-10:20     Morning Tea

10:20-12:00     ROUNDTABLE #1

12:00-13:30     Lunch

13:30-15:30     SESSION #5 (3 papers)

15:30-15:45     Afternoon Tea

15:45-17:05     SESSION #6 (2 papers)

17:15-18:00     BUSINESS MEETING

Evening           Local dinner
Friday, July 1

08:30-09:50     SESSION #7 (2 papers)

9:50-10.20:      Morning Tea

10:20-12:00     ROUNDTABLE #2

12:00-13:30     Lunch

13:30-15:30     SESSION #8 (3 papers)

15:30-16:00     Afternoon Tea

16:00-18:00     WORKSHOP/SEMINAR

Evening           Local dinner

 

Saturday, July 2

09:00-10:20     SESSION #9 (2 papers)

10:30-12:30     SESSION #10 (3 papers)

 

All sessions in Lecture Room G02 in the Law School Building.

 

Registration is on-site only.  On the first morning, registration will be open in the foyer of the Ground Floor of the Law Building, adjacent to Room G02. 

Registration Fee: $30.00 AUD (cash only), payable on the morning of the first day.

 

This schedule allows 40 minutes total per paper, inclusive of reading and discussion.

It is expected that roundtable participants’ opening remarks will be brief (5-8 min.).

Program Detail

 

Wednesday, June 29

 

10:00-10:40          Registration and Morning Tea

 

10:40-12:00 SESSION #1: ANATOMICAL ABNORMALITIES

Moderated by Ben Golder (University of New South Wales, Australia)

 

Benjamin Kunkler (University of Melbourne, Australia)

The Archaeology of Anatomical Knowledge

 

Matthew Chrulew (Curtin University, Australia)

Abnormal Animals: The Problematisation of Captivity in Hediger and Meyer-Holzapfel

 

12:00-13:30          Lunch

 

13:30-15:30  SESSION #2: CYNICAL GOVERNMENTALITY

Moderated by Daniel McLoughlin (University of New South Wales, Australia)

 

Miguel Vatter (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Foucault and Strauss on Socratic Natural Right

 

Özge Yalta Yandaş, (Independent Researcher, Turkey)

Constructing a Neoliberal Art of Government: Urban Regeneration Processes of Istanbul in 2000s

 

Terry Flew (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)

Weberian Themes in Michel Foucault’s The Birth of Biopolitics lectures

 

15:30-16:00          Afternoon Tea

 

16:00-17:20  SESSION #3: DIALOGUES WITH AGAMBEN

Moderated by Paul Patton (University of New South Wales, Australia)

 

Vanessa Lemm (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Agamben as a Reader of Foucault

 

Daniel McLoughlin (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Killing in the Name of Life: Foucault and Agamben on Nazism and Biopolitical Sovereignty

 

17:30-         Drinks Reception

 

 


 

                   Thursday, June 30

 

08:30-09:50 SESSION #4: FOUCAULDIAN APPROACHES TO SOCIAL WORK

Moderated by Ben Golder (University of New South Wales, Australia)

 

Sharon Alexander (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia)

What does Theorising with Foucault Contribute to Social Worker’s Understanding of Perinatal Mental Health?

 

Uschi Bay (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia)

Working with Foucault’s theorising to elaborate on reflexivity in social work practice

 

10:20-12:00 ROUNDTABLE #1: FOUCAULT’S CRITIQUE OF NEOLIBERALISM?

Moderated by Mark G E Kelly (Western Sydney University, Australia)

Organized by Paul Patton

Ben Golder (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Paul Patton (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Miguel Vatter (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Terry Flew (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)

 

12:00-13:30          Lunch

 

13:30-15:30  SESSION #5: ANCIENT ENGAGEMENTS

Moderated by Miguel Vatter (University of New South Wales, Australia)

 

Michael Ure (Monash University, Australia)

Foucault and Nietzsche: Two Philosophical Physicians?

 

Federico Testa (Monash University, Australia)

Is There a Politics of the Care of the Self in Michel Foucault?

 

Charles Barbour (Western Sydney University, Australia)

Dismantling the City State: Foucault, Classicism, and Politics in the Ancient World

 

15:45-17:05    SESSION #6: UNFOLDING EVENTUALITIES

Moderated by Lynne Huffer (Emory, USA)

 

Farzaneh Haghighi (University of Auckland, New Zealand)

Eventualisation: Multiplying the faces of a polyhedron

 

Elliot Patsoura (The University of Melbourne, Australia)

Buggering the Fold: Deleuze reads The Order of Things

 

17:15-18:00    BUSINESS MEETING


 

                   Friday, July 1

 

08:30-09:50 SESSION #7: EPISTEMOLOGICAL AUTONOMY

Moderated by Ben Golder (University of New South Wales, Australia)

 

Chari Larsson (University of Queensland, Australia)

The Archaeological Art Historian: Didi-Huberman’s Epistemological Debt

 

Katherine Filbert (Villanova University, USA)

De-Spatializing Critical Agency: Freedom without Autonomy in Foucault and Benjamin

 

10:20-12:00  ROUNDTABLE #2: FOUCAULT AS A CRITICAL THEORIST: THE ‘CARE OF THE SELF’ AND THE POLITICISATION OF LIFE

Moderated by Charles Barbour (Western Sydney University, Australia)

Organized by Michael Ure (Monash University, Australia)

Michael Ure (Monash University, Australia)

Irene Dal Poz (Monash University, Australia)

Sam O’Brien (Monash University, Australia)

Federico Testa (Monash University, Australia)

 

12:00-13:30          Lunch

 

13:30-15:30          SESSION #8: INJUSTICE IN THE STREETS

Moderated by Michael Cowen (Alliance Manchester Business School, UAE)

 

Sylvain Lafleur (Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada)

Foucault’s justice fonctionnelle and its relationship to legislators and popular illegalism

 

Joanna Crosby (Morgan State University, USA)

The 2015 Baltimore Protests: A Neoliberal Love Child

 

Falguni A. Sheth (Emory University, USA)

State Racism, Biopower, and the Mass Migration Problem

 

16:00-18:00 WORKSHOP ON FOUCAULT AND THE ANTHROPOCENE: reading a new translation of “The Situation of Cuvier in the History of Biology” (DE#077, 1970)

Group discussion facilitated by Lynne Huffer (Emory University, USA)

                        An English translation of this text will be distributed by PDF in early June.

 


 

                   Saturday, July 2

 

09:00-10:20          SESSION #9: HETEROTOPIAS

Moderated by Steven Ogden (Charles Sturt University, Australia)

 

Margaret A. McLaren (Rollins College, USA)

Harems (Brothels) and Hammams as Heterotopias

 

Charles Villet (Monash South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa)

Oscar Pistorius and the white heterotopia: The suburban laager in post-Apartheid South Africa

 

10:30-12:30          SESSION #10: POLITICS OF THE NORMATIVE

Moderated by Ben Golder (University of New South Wales, Australia)

 

Erik Zimmerman (The New School for Social Research, USA)

Resistance and Rupture: Foucault and the Cynicism of Otherness

 

Mark G E Kelly (Western Sydney University, Australia)

A Sketch for a Genealogy of Normativity

 

Dianna Taylor (John Carroll University, USA)

The Self-relation, Anti-normalization, and Prospects for Enduring Peace: The Case of Northern Ireland

 

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