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Scholars Day 2005, Wednesday, April 13

Power/Knowledge according to Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault is perhaps the world's foremost leader in the realm of postmodern thought. His ideas related to the nature of language and discourse and their relationship to culture, power, and knowledge continue to have influence today. Foucault's works challenge the ideas of reason and progress so prevailent during the Enlightenment period. This paper is an in depth look at Michel Foucualt's "Two Lectures" - concerning the inextricable bond between power and knowledge - given in January of 1976.

Presenters: Lyndsay Barbato (Graduate Student)
Valerie Cary (Graduate Student)
Mark Kohler (Graduate Student)
Allison Weise (Graduate Student)
Topic: Communication
Location: 107 Holmes
Time: 4:15 pm (Session V)