Conference 2005: Foucault Now

Foucault Now!

13 May 2005 Friday

10:00am – 10:00pm with party to follow.

How can we apply Foucault’s ideas today to issues that were important to him 30 years ago? In the wake of events ranging from Abu Ghraib to the No Child Left Behind Act, what questions need to be asked about issues like discipline, education, and surveillance? This day-long series of presentations, art events, and discussions presented some Foucauldian views.

This was the first major event hosted by the Foucault Society. The speakers and participants focused on issues such as the use of torture, surveillance and politics, and the role of pedagogy in today’s educational system. Participants included leading scholars from the New York region, including Larry Sullivan of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Frank Pignatelli of Bank Street College of Education.

Selected speakers included:

Todd May

Keynote Speaker

Professor of philosophy at Clemson University. Prof. May is a leading Foucauldian and Deleuzean scholar whose works include: The Political Philosophy of Poststructuralist Anarchism, Reconsidering Difference, and Gilles Deleuze: A General Introduction. Prof. May also compiled and edited the comprehensive volume, Twentieth Century Continental Philosophy.
Frank Pignatelli Bank Street College of Education
Larry Sullivan John Jay College of Criminal Justice


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