Call for Papers



The eighteenth annual meeting of the

Foucault Circle


John Carroll University

University Heights, OH

April 6-8, 2018


We seek submissions for papers on any aspect of Foucault’s work, as well as studies, critiques, and applications of Foucauldian thinking.


Paper submissions require an abstract of no more than 750 words. All submissions should be formatted as a “.doc” or “.docx” attachment, prepared for anonymous review, and sent via email to the attention of program committee chair Joanna Crosby ( on or before December 14, 2017. Indicate “Foucault Circle submission” in the subject heading. Program decisions will be announced during the week of January 15, 2018.


This year’s meeting will include a discussion session on Foucault’s 1971 lecture on the work of Manet, Manet and the Object of Painting. The meeting will begin Friday afternoon with a guided tour at the Cleveland Museum of Art focusing on Manet’s work. Morning and afternoon paper sessions will be held on Saturday, followed by a business meeting and dinner. The conference will conclude with paper sessions on Sunday morning. Presenters will have approximately 40 minutes for paper presentation and discussion combined; papers should be a maximum of 3500 words (20-25 minutes reading time).


Logistical information about lodging, transportation, and other arrangements will be available after the program has been announced.


For more information about the Foucault Circle, please see our website:

or contact our Coordinator, Ed McGushin:


Funding for the 2018 meeting of the Foucault Circle is being provided by the Don Shula Chair in Philosophy

Corey McCall,
Jul 25, 2017, 9:07 AM