Society for the Study of Bio-political Futures

Life In-Between-Outside Discipline and Control


The initial idea and the particular composition of this Research Society was inspired—very loosely—on the establishment and activities of the College of Sociology between 1937-1939.


Event Date: 05-Apr-2013

The initial idea and the particular composition of this Research Society was inspired—very loosely—on the establishment and activities of the College of Sociology between 1937-1939. The College took as its “precise object of contemplative activity,” according to the collective statement by its members[1] “the name of Sacred Sociology, implying the study of all manifestations of social existence where the active presence of the sacred is clear, determining the coincidence between the fundamental obsessive tendencies of individual psychology and the principal structures that govern social organization and are in command of its revolutions.”


April 5 - 6, 2013

Syracuse University

Life In-Between-Outside Discipline and Control

The goal of the two day meeting in Syracuse will have been to assemble some of the most significant researchers on the intersections of the concept with new areas of inquiry in order to "work the problematique," that is to say, first, to clarify and explain the wildly different uses made of the original concepts drawn from Foucault's early work on populations and governmentality, and second, to recognize and explore the paradigmatic function that this concept has played over the past ten year in linking several different disciplinary knowledges to a common analysis of what signifies power today.  —Gregg Lambert, Founding Director

Organizer:

GREGG LAMBERT, Dean's Professor of Humanities and Founding Director of the Syracuse University Humanities Center; Principal Investigator of the Central New York Humanities Corridor

Participants:

RICHARD BARNEY, Associate Professor of English, University at Albany State University of New York

FRIDA BECKMAN, Post Doctoral Researcher, Department of Thematic Studies, Linköping, University of Sweden

TIMOTHY CAMPBELL, Professor of Italian Studies, Cornell University

PETER CANNING, Psychoanalyst

PATRICIA CLOUGH, Professor of Sociology, Women’s Studies, and Intellectual Studies at Queens College and the Graduate School, City University of New York

CLAIRE COLEBROOK, Edwin Erie Sparks Professor of English, Pennsylvania State University

RICHARD DOYLE, Professor of English, Pennsylvania State University

BRADLEY EVANS, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Bristol University, United Kingdom

GREGORY FLAXMAN, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of North Carolina

IRVING GOH, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Society for the Humanities, Cornell University

MEERA LEE, Faculty Fellow in the Humanities, Syracuse University

TIMOTHY MURRAY, Professor of Comparative Literature and English, Cornell University

JEFFREY T. NEALON, Liberal Arts Research Professor of English and Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University

ADAM NOCEK, Graduate Fellow, Instructor in the Comparative History of Ideas Program, University of Washington

JACKIE ORR, Associate Professor, Sociology, Syracuse University

PAUL PATTON, Professor in the School of History & Philosophy, University of New South Wales, Australia

KALPANA SESHADRI, Associate Professor of English, Boston College

GREG THOMAS, Associate Professor of English, Syracuse University

DAVID WILLS, Professor of French Studies, University of Albany

CARY WOLFE, Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor of English, Rice University

 

The Society for the Study of Bio-political Futures Members

[1]The original members of the College were, of course, GEORGES AMBROSINO , GEORGES B ATAILLE, ROGER CAILLOIS , PIERRE KLOSSOWSKI ,PIERRE LIBRA , JULES MONNEROT