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Emmet’s Inch: Small History in a Digital Age | Journal of Social History | Oxford Academic
the way that digitization has changed how historians discover, concatenate, and communicate small stories in their narratives and arguments. I will consider the practice and the ethics of telling and digitizing individual histories, and I will suggest some different ways of dealing with the new boundaries—and boundlessness—that the “mass digitized turn” throws up, particularly for historians working in the period after 1800
history:digital  structuralism20  foucault 
16 days ago by MicrowebOrg
Foucault and Neoliberalism AUFS Event: Gordon Hull – Why Foucault is Still Helpful on Neoliberalism – An und für sich
Gordon Hull is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Professional and Applied Ethics at The University of North Carolina Charlotte. His Hobbes and the Making of Modern Political Thought was published by Continuum in 2009. The conceptual core of Daniel Zamora’s “Can We Criticize Foucault,” in which he argues that Foucault’s…
Neoliberalism  Foucault 
10 weeks ago by jbpin
Hear Hours of Lectures by Michel Foucault: Recorded in English & French Between 1961 and 1983 | Open Culture
Power is anything that tends to render immobile and untouchable those things that are offered to us as real, as true, as good. Read Foucault’s statement of intent, his essay “The Subject and Power,” and learn more about his life and work in the 1993 documentary below.
foucault 
12 weeks ago by MicrowebOrg
foucault quote regime of truth
Each society has its régime of truth, its 'general politics' of truth: that is, the types of discourse which it accepts and makes function as true." (Michel
foucault 
december 2018 by MicrowebOrg
Twitter
Most unexpected use of “...Judith Butler, and the nature of our fractured self...” in the news. Like, eve…
Foucault  from twitter_favs
november 2018 by Surliminal
Foucault - The Order of Discourse (pdf)
Perhaps less useful than 'politics and the order of discourse', but may have some good quotes
foucault  teaching  theory  money_and_media 
november 2018 by cloughgates
The Foucault Effect (pdf)
Includes useful articles by Foucault 'Politics and the order of discourse' and 'Questions of method'. Also original articles by e.g. Donzelot
foucault  money_and_media  teaching  theory 
november 2018 by cloughgates
Hook (2001) Discourse, Knowledge, Materiality, History
On Foucault and discourse, how his method differs from 'discourse analysis'; good selection of readings to follow up
foucault  discourse_analysis  teaching  money_and_media 
november 2018 by cloughgates
‘To Live Outside the Trial’ Anarchist Implications in Foucauldian Readings of Franz Kafka’s In the Penal Colony and The Trial | Lawrence & Wishart
Contemporary readings of Franz Kafka’s works often remark on the affinity between the ideas present in Kafka’s texts and those of postmodern philosophers such as Michel Foucault. Through an examination of some recent Foucauldian readings of In the Penal Colony and The Trial, this article argues that Kafka’s engagement with anarchist theory, particularly that of Peter Kropotkin, Mikhail Bakunin and Gustav Landauer, may be considered an unacknowledged source for the well-documented ‘postmodern’ aspect to his work.
kafka  foucault  anarchism  literature  kropotkin 
october 2018 by adegru
Dodie Bellany: Academonia
"In this lively, entertaining collection of essays, Dodie Bellamy has written not only a helpful pedagogical tool, but an epic narrative of survival against institutional deadening and the proscriptiveness that shoots the young writer like poison darts from all sides. By the 90s funding for the arts had dwindled and graduate writing programs—“cash cows”—had risen to fill the slack. Simultaneously, literary production moved from an unstable, at times frightening street culture where experiment was privileged beyond all else, to an institutionalized realm—Academonia!—that enforces, or tends to enforce, conservative aesthetic values.

Among the questions Bellamy raises: how does the writer figure out how to write? How will she claim her content among censorious voices? Can the avant-garde create forms that speak to political and spiritual crisis? Can desire exist in a world of networking structures? To the keepers of the status quo, what is so goddamned scary about experimental writing? Bellamy’s textual body morphs through sex, ravenous hunger, aging, displacement, cuddling with animals. Along the way she invokes Levi Strauss, Kurosawa, Marvin Gaye, Christiane (the faceless daughter in Georges Franju’s 1959 horror classic Eyes Without a Face), Alice Munro, Michael Moore, Quan Yin, Cinderella, and the beheaded heroine Lady Jane Grey. On Foucault’s grid of invisible assumptions, Academonia casts a blacklight vision, making it glow in giddy FX splendor.

*****

There are the institutions that are created without our input and the institutions that we create with others. Both sorts of institutions define us without our consent. Dodie Bellamy’s Academonia explores the prickly intersection among these spaces as it moves through institutions such as the academy, the experimental writing communities of the Bay Area, feminist and sexual identities, and group therapy. Continuing the work that she began in The Letters of Mina Harker pushing memoir and confession out of its safety zones and into its difficulties, this book provokes as it critiques and yet at the same time manages to delight with its hope.

--Juliana Spahr

Way back in the seventies, and before Bellamy, pastiche and bricolage as applied to literature made me yawn. Smug attacks on linear narrative through the use of tired language games aroused my contempt. As far as I was concerned, theory had ruined fiction by making critic and artist too intimate. Then Bellamy’s pioneering graftings of storytelling, theory and fractured metaphor changed all that, giving birth to a new avant-garde. Her writing sweeps from one mode of thought to another in absolute freedom, eviscerating hackneyed constructs about desire and language and stuffing them with a fascinating hodgepodge of sparkling sensory fragments. The result is true postmodernism, not the shallow dilettantism of the “postmodern palette.” She sustains it on page after page, weaving together sex and philosophy, fusing trash with high culture, injecting theory with the pathos of biography and accomplishing nothing less than a fresh and sustained lyricism. What is more, her transfiguration of the trivial details of life by the mechanisms of irony, fantasy, disjunction, nostalgia and perverse point of view prove that it’s not the life you live that matters, but how you tell it.

--Bruce Benderson"
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october 2018 by robertogreco

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