School of English and Drama

Michel Foucault

Module code: ESH319

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM1

  • Semester 1: Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm

Contact: Dr Howard Finn
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Foucault's writings offer possible new historiesĀ of the subjects (mental illness, sexuality, discourses) that he tackled; they are also imaginative and undisciplined texts. In this module we read a selection of Foucault's major works, in translation, and consider some of the arguments they have provoked in literature, history and related modern disciplines. We will read some of Foucault's central texts until reading week; the second part of the module will open up more thematic and critical issues, such as the engagement of Foucault's work with that of Nietzsche, Derrida, Said and others.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6