Foucault in Slow Motion

LIT 450S

Michel Foucault’s work has been a powerful influence shaping debates in the humanities and social sciences around the world. Intensive study of key aspects of his arguments, including history, discourse, repression, the will to knowledge, visibility, soul production, biopolitics, and the socioeconomics of governance. Will focus on his major books, select essays and interviews, as well as articles by some of his interlocutors. “Slow motion” is intended here as a methodological emphasis, highlighting both the deliberateness of this course’s approach and the intimate ways in which Foucault’s thinking partakes of the historically changing aesthetics and politics of seeing as well as of speaking. Instructor: Chow
Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • SS
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