In preparation of the first seminar, we encourage you to visit the Foucault 13/13 blog. You will find articles introducing and discussing Lectures on the Will to Know (1970-1971), as well as reading suggestions. Please join in the conversation by commenting on the articles.
There will be a live, active “live-stream and tweeting” room (the “LST room”) located at Columbia Law School, 435 West 116th Street, in Jerome Green Hall, in room 105. You can learn about the LST room here.
If you would like to watch the seminar elsewhere, the seminar will be live-streaming and accessible here, on the multimedia page of the website of the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought. If you have any problems with this site, you can live-stream directly from this portal: www.totalwebcasting.com/live/columbialaw There is also a direct link for each Webcast, the first one is here. Please remember to refresh your browser if you experience any problem. After the seminar, each seminar will also be available 24 hours later at the same websites.
The seminar discussion will assume familiarity with the volume, but will focus on the following chapters:
- Lesson #1 December 9, 1970
- Lesson #9 February 24, 1971
- Lesson #12 March 17, 1971
- Lesson #13 Lecture on Nietzsche
- Oedipal Knowledge
Book Culture on 112th Street and Albertine on 79th and 5th Avenue will carry copies of the English and French editions.
For those who have been admitted to the first seminar, it will take place at the Heyman Center in the Common Room at 6:15 pm sharp. You can get to the center following these directions. The list of participants will be at the entrance where ID is required.