2018 Meeting

18th Annual Meeting of the Foucault Circle

John Carroll University

Cleveland, OH

April 6-8, 2018

Friday, April 6th

Visit to Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA): gallery tour; optional social event at CMA

Dinner on your own

Saturday, April 7th:

8:30am: Coffee and light breakfast


Session #1: Speaking, writing, feeling

Michael Eng, John Carroll University

Foucault, Blanchot, and Deleuze: Writing the Outside in the University

Lauren Guilmette, Florida Atlantic University

We Tend to Feel: Foucault, Fictions, and the Present-Day Politics of Personal Feeling

Marcelo Hoffman

From Public Silence to Public Protest: Michel Foucault at the University of São Paulo in 1975

11-11:15am Break


Session #2: (Managing) bodies

Juniper Alcorn

Is Pregnancy Biopolitical?

Devonya N. Havis, Canisius College and Melissa Mosko

Managing Individuals and Populations through Psychiatric Classification

Chloë Taylor, University of Alberta

Alimentary Monstrosity

1:15-2:15: lunch


Session #3: Manet and the Object of Painting

3:45-4 Break


Session #4: Foucault and Baldwin

Corey McCall, Elmira College

Prophets in Spite of Themselves: Michel Foucault, James Baldwin, and Intellectual Praxis

Erica Nelson, Florida Atlantic University

Coercive Coming Out

5:30-6:30pm Business meeting

7:00pm Dinner

Sunday, April 8th

8:30am: Coffee and light breakfast


Session #5: Truth and post-truth

Lynne Huffer, Emory University

Post-Truth American Grotesque: Foucault, Ubu, Trump

Rylin Johnson, Emory University

Descartes and Cynical Embodiment: On Cartesianism in the Late Foucault

Amie Zimmer, University of Oregon

The Modern Cynic: Foucault’s Manet

11-11:15 Break


Session #6: Violence, power, resistance

Erinn Gilson, University of North Florida

Practices of Self-Relation and Relations of Solidarity

Steven G Ogden, Charles Sturt University

Foucault’s Violence: Political Rationality and Embodied Subjectivity

Brad Elliott Stone, Loyola Marymount University

Blood On Our Minds, Blood On Our Hands

Optional lunch for people staying in town or with late flights