ne of the more foremost and most widely read French philosophers of the 20th century, Michel Foucault is known especially for his three-volume History of Sexuality. This conference uses the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the publication of the final two volumes of that magnum opus as a jumping-off point for an evaluation of his work and the notion of a history of the present, with an eye toward the future: Where do we go from here, beyond Foucault, post-Foucault, without him?
KEYNOTE SESSION: FOUCAULT 2014
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library
First Floor, South Campus
"What a Life Requires: Aesthetics of Existence and Black Queer Diasporic Formations"
Roderick A. Ferguson, Professor of American Studies; Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies; and African American and African Studies, University of Minnesota
Author, Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique and
The Reorder of Things: The University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Difference
Joseph G. Astman Distinguished Symposium Scholar
"Sexuality and Moral Personhood After Foucault"
Ladelle McWhorter, James Thomas Professor in Philosophy,
University of Richmond
Author, Bodies and Pleasures: Foucault and the Politics of Sexual Normalization and Racism and Sexual Oppression in Anglo-America:
Joseph G. Astman Distinguished Symposium Speaker