Month: March 2013

Stuart Elden Visit

Thanks all that came out for Stuart Elden’s two talks on Thursday and Friday. Both were packed and provided really good questions concerning everything from territory to Foucaultian genealogy to Shakespeare. Below, Stuart has the local beer Jockey Club at the, well, weekly Jockey Club.


Foucault News

Foucault Studies is pleased to announce the publication of issue 15

A Special Issue on Foucault and Religion
guest edited by John McSweeney

Issue 15 also includes:

An interview with James Bernauer,

three original articles on the topics of parrhêsia, the US/Mexico border and the usefulness of Kant’s writings for Foucault’s genealogical efforts to free Western cultures from a scientia sexualis
eight book reviews
and a report from a workshop on Security as Dispositif

Foucault Studies is an electronic, open access, peer reviewed, international journal that provides a forum for scholarship engaging the intellectual legacy of Michel Foucault, interpreted in the broadest possible terms. We welcome submissions ranging from theoretical explications of Foucault’s work and texts to interdisciplinary engagements across various fields, to empirical studies of contemporary phenomena using Foucaultian approaches.

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Stuart Elden coming to Memorial

He notes his schedule here. He first goes out to Corner Brook, near Gros Morne National Park, which is said to be one of most beautiful places in Canada (and for you Canadians, ipso facto, in the world). Next Thursday he takes up the prestigious George Storey lecture, which the Dean of Arts will introduce. Then on Friday, we’ll switch up our usual pub-based discussion series (where we usually look at specific papers and chapters in the history of philosophy) and have Stuart go over his project on Shakespearean territories as part of our public lecture series–at the Peter Easton Pub. (For those in St. John’s, it’s become our favorite dive bar–great room in the back and cheap drinks in the front. We meet there just about each week for the “Jockey Club.”) Then we’ll do a reception for him at my place downtown. We’ll try to send him back in one piece. Here’s the schedule:

18 March 2013, “Shakespearean Territories: Laws, Economies, Agriculture and Banishment in Richard II“, Grenfell Campus, Corner Brook, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

21 March 2013, “‘Knowledge, Truth, Power: The Politics of Foucault’s Leçons sur la volonté de savoir’“, George M. Storey lecture in the Humanities, St John’s Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland. Reception to follow. Then dinner downtown.

22 March 2013, “Why should people interested in territory read Shakespeare?” Peter Easton Pub, downtown St. John’s. (As I said to Stuart, he might have to explain to some philosophers in the room why should be people be interested in territory, full stop.) Then reception at my place on Kimberly Row.