Report on Michel Foucault

Report on Michel Foucault: Les Arts & Les Lettres/Arts & Humanities in the 21st Century Colloque International

Art and architectural history, visual culture, literary studies, media and film studies and aesthetics have all “partaken” of Foucauldian theories, but a comparative exploration of Foucault’s significance has been lacking. If the reception of Foucault has focused on single disciplines and discrete areas of thought, it has also differed across specific linguistic and/or geo-political lines. This colloquium seeks to map the philosophy of Foucault as it impacts the future of the arts and humanities across cultures, institutions and practices.

Speakers:

Professor Catherine M. Soussloff Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory Peter Wall Institute Faculty Associate, UBC

Associate Professor Sima Godfrey Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies Peter Wall Institute Faculty Associate, UBC

Assistant Professor T’ai Smith Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory Wall Scholar, UBC

Anton Lee Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory UBC

Marisa Sanchez Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory UBC