Conférence internationale. Foucault : Généalogies pour le futur 18-19.04.2024

Foucault 40 Years After
Foucault : Genealogies for the Future
April 18-19, 2024, Rice University (U.S.A.)
On April 18 and 19, we will convene a group of international scholars at Rice University (Houston, U.S.A.) to reconsider the vital influence of Michel Foucault in academic and cultural domains since his 1984 death. Our scholars have been central to the production of critical discourse on Foucault as well as the publication of materials by Foucault. Foucault’s posthumous publications — especially those from his vast archives at the Bibliothèque nationale de France — continue to change how we understand and use his work.
This conference is an opportunity to critically engage Foucault’s work and concepts to meet the exigencies of our own present. With speakers from France, Italy, Brazil, Turkey, the U.K., and the U.S., we will engage and challenge Foucault from many disciplinary perspectives : anthropology, Black studies, classics, feminist studies, gender studies, history of science, late ancient studies, literature, philosophy, political theory, postcolonial studies, psychoanalysis, public health, race and ethnic studies, and religious studies. We are delighted to participate in the World Congress Foucault : 40 Years After and under the auspices of the Centre Michel Foucault. We gather with the support of Rice University’s Creative Ventures Fund in the Office of Research, the Rockwell Fund in the Department of Religion, and the School of Humanities ; we also thank our sponsors in the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, & Sexuality, Humanities Research Center, Medical Humanities Research Institute, Department of Modern and Classical Literatures & Cultures.
Sandra Boehringer (Université de Strasbourg)
Niki Kasumi Clements (Rice University)
Ernani Pinheiro Chaves (Universidade Federal do Pará)
Philippe Chevallier (Bibliothèque nationale de France)
Biko Mandela Gray (Syracuse University)
Frédéric Gros (Sciences Po)
Lynne Huffer (Emory University)
Orazio Irrera (Université Paris 8)
Ege Selin Islekel (Texas A&M University)
Laurie Laufer (Université Paris Cité)
Judith Revel (Université Paris 1)
Philippe Sabot (Université de Lille)
Arianna Sforzini (Université Paris-Est Créteil)
Federico Testa (University of Bristol)
Daniel Wyche (Columbia University)
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