Seminar: Resistance and Pleasure in Foucault: Recovering a lost connection?

Foucault’s contributions to the notions of power and resistance have significantly impacted the social sciences and the humanities. Nevertheless, Foucault’s exploration of pleasure and subjectification processes are frequently examined independently of his discussions on power and resistance. This seminar aims to bring together transdisciplinary scholars and a decolonial perspective through which to reinterpret aspects of Foucault’s work that may have been overlooked, lost, or not studied in conjunction. This holistic outlook seeks to rethink Westernized understandings of the power-resistance-pleasure nexus.

  • Host City, Country

    Warwick, UK

  • Dates

    The provisional date is 16th of May 2024

  • Organizing university or institution

    University of Warwick

  • Place where the event will be held

    Warwick

  • Name(s) of organizer(s)

    Dr Elena Vasiliou, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fello

  • E-mail address

    Elena.vasiliou@berkeley.edu / Elena.Vasiliou@warwick.ac.uk