2017 Program

The 17th annual meetings of the

Foucault Circle


17th Annual Meeting of the Foucault Circle

Loyola-Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA

March 23-25, 2017


 Thursday 23 March

Location: Hilton 100


4:00-4:45              Foucault Circle Welcome


5:00-7:15              Film Screening of "Sur les toits” and Discussion with director Nicolas Drolc


Moderator:        Kevin Thompson (DePaul University, USA)


7:15-8:15              Reception with Filmmaker


Friday 24 March

Location: St. Robert’s Hall 356


8:30-9:00              COFFEE/TEA, LIGHT BREAKFAST



                                Moderator: Anthony Ristow (California State University, USA)


1.       Kevin Jobe (Morgan State University, USA), Foucault & the Meaning of Politics: Towards a Genealogy of Tyrannical Power

2.       Stephanie Martens (Laurentian University, Canada), Foucault’s Game(s): Jeu, Metaphors and Translations



                                Moderator: Ed McGushin (Stonehill College, USA)


1.       Verena Erlenbusch (University of Memphis, USA), The Spatiality of History: Foucaultian Genealogy and Coloniality of Power

2.       Valentina Moro (Università di Padova, Italy, Brown University, USA), Politics of Refusal: Criticizing the Notion of Exclusion through the Interruption of the Settlers’ Narration



                                Moderator: Brad Stone (Loyola Marymount University, USA),


1.       Selin Islekel (Loyola Marymount University, USA), Haunting Dead: Necropolitics of Mourning and Grief

2.       Sarah Earnshaw (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Germany), Foucault in Foreign Policy: Interrogating the Global Society to Be Defended 


1:15-2:30              LUNCH




                                Moderator: Joanna Crosby (Morgan State University, USA)


1.       Dianna Taylor (John Carroll University, USA), The Relation of Self to Self and (Counter)Normalization: Irish Republican Women During and After the Troubles

2.       Don Deere (Loyola Marymount University, USA), Truth, Terror, and Dangerous Speech: Foucault and León Rozitchner

3.       Sanem Guvenc-Salgirli (Emily Carr University, Canada/Fernand Baudel Center, USA), Governmentality, Sovereignty, and Critique: Revisiting Foucault’s Contemporary Relevance


4:30-5:30              Business Meeting


5:45-7:15              Special Session: Foucauldian Analysis and the Rise of New Populisms

Moderator: Nicole Ridgway (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA/University of Western Cape, RSA)


7:30                        DINNER (Location TBD)


Saturday 25 March

Location:  Philosophy Department Agora, University Hall 3600


8:30-9:00              COFFEE/TEA, LIGHT BREAKFAST



Moderator: Kevin Jobe (Morgan State University, USA)


1.       Martín Bernales Odino (Boston College, USA), Towards a Genealogy of Latin American Poverty: La Buena Policía de los Pobres (The Good Police of the Poor)

2.       Berndt Clavier (Malmö University, Sweden), On Veridiction: Metrologies of Art in the European Welfare State

3.       Kevin Thompson (DePaul University, USA), Intolerable: Foucault's Historical Constructivism



Moderator: Dana Belu (California State University, USA)


1.       Alex Feldman (Pennsylvania State University, USA), Foucault and Meinecke at the Intersection of Raison d’Etat, Historicism, and Ethics: The Problem of History

2.       Andrew LaZella (University of Scranton, USA), Vie Autre: Foucault’s Neo-nominalism and the Invention of the Improbable


12:30-1:30           LUNCH







Corey McCall,
Jan 29, 2017, 12:46 PM