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1. Foucault interviewed [0] by Lucette Finas [thanks to Mykey], from Power/Knowledge: Selected Interviews and Other Writings, 1972-1977 [1]

2. Foucault Dictionary [thanks to Melanie]: http://www.california.com/~rathbone/foucau10.htm [2]

3. A Page on Foucault's notion of "power/knowledge" [Thanks to Amanda]: http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/Speech/rccs/theory54.htm [3]

4. "Welcome to the World of Foucault" (essays, links, etc.) http://www.csun.edu/~hfspc002/foucault.home.html [4]

5.theory.org.uk [5] is a fantastic, thorough resource on the work of Foucault, among other influential contemporary philosophers and critical theorists (including Judith Butler [6], covered week 4).

The FOUCAULT [7] pages there contain a boatload of material to supplement our work on his History of Sexuality, an Introduction, Vol. 1. He's even gotten his very own trading card. Poke around the site to find the others.



Though we know Wikipedia isn't the last word on everything, I would like to offer it to you as perhaps a first word on something, namely the Structuralist and Post-structuralist schools of thought. Foucault was a Structuralist and then became a Post-structuralist, and Mauss and Douglas were Structuralists.

This bit of intellectual context will nicely inform your work on these authors' writings, we think.

STRUCTURALISM [8] (according to Wikipedia)




Semiotics for Beginners [10] page. Teresa de Lauretis comes out of film theory and semiotics. Her use of the terms "sign" and "semiotic apparatus" may require some context.



1. Good interview from 1993: http://www.theory.org.uk/but-int1.htm [11]

2. Theory.org.uk Butler resource site (links to the interview above): http://www.theory.org.uk/ctr-butl.htm [12]



use Wikip. to start: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abjection [13]

and this [14] discussion of "the abject" in the book In the Flesh the Cultural Politics of Body Modification, Victoria Pitts-Taylor


VARIOUS 19th Century + 19th c. Photography LINKS:

1. Marey's Flip Book [15]

(Marey was mentioned in Julia's wk 1 lecture)

"Étienne Jules Marey [16] was a scientist, as Marta Braun has put it in her biography, not an artist or entertainer. Marey recorded series of chronophotographies in order to analyze sequences of movements...What do we see [here], then? A "cinematic physiology" of shaking hands, or simply hand-shaking physiologists? The sequence is bound to some peculiar recursiveness. It shows experts for animal movement in movement and – thanks to our digital animation – the physiological emergence of motion pictures as pictures in motion. No one else than Marey indicates this loop. After having shaken hands with Mosso, he turns around behind him. His eyes seem to look in our direction – addressing the spectators. But in reality, Marey is watching his assistant besides the camera. The experimenter monitors his apparatus."

2. Francis Galton [17] (eugenicist, composite photography)

3. The Virtual Laboratory: Essays on the Experimentalization of Life [18]
Very nice site with a range of images and essays relating to 19th c. scientific engagement with the body, movement, physiology, etc.

4. Arthur Elsenaar + Remko Scha, "Electric Body Manipulation as Performance Art: A Historical Perspective," [18] Leonardo Music Journal [19], Vol. 12 (2002) pp. 17–28. Fascinating article covering the history of electricity and the body, including Guillaume Duchenne [20] (who we touched on in week 3)



For those of you with the energy to tackle some more theory, here is an article on feminist readings of Brecht that I'll pirate from Tuesday Wk 6, "Brecht and the Mothers of Epic Theater," [20] by Iris Smith.

And here are some links you may want to check out for basic information on Brechtian theory:

http://www.dur.ac.uk/m.p.thompson/brecht.htm [21]

http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/ger342/brechtet.htm [22]

http://www.salisbury.edu/theatre/Epic%20Theatre/Epic%20theatre.htm [23]

Brecht's FBI File [24], courtesy of your Freedom of Information Act



1. Donna Haraway, "A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century [25]," in Simians, Cyborgs and Women: The Reinvention of Nature (New York; Routledge, 1991), pp.149-181.

2. A brief discussion of [26] Haraway's "Cyborg Manifesto"

3. Links [27] and more links [28] to various cyborg-related sites, essays and discussions from the University of Iowa Communication Studies Department

4. Freud's essay, "The Uncanny [29]" in which he performs a literary (psycho-)analysis of E.T.A. Hoffman's short tale, "The Sand-man."

5. A la Bornstein, I suppose, here is "The Cyborg Workbook [29]" by Rebecca White. 



1. Guillermo Gomez Pena's website Pocha Nostra [30]

2. Gomez Pena/Sifuentes/Luna photo series that Elizabeth showed in Wk 2 Gymnasium: http://www.zachgrossphotography.com/pochanostra/ [31]



1. Dear Friends: American Photographs of Men Together, 1840-1918 [32]. Exhbition at The International Center for Photography (ICP), New York, March-June 2001.
The Dear Friends exhibition explores the role of photography in commemorating affection between men in the 19th and early 20th centuries. This installation of highly suggestive and ambiguous photographs demonstrates the extent to which the interpretation of images depends upon shifting social values.

2. Mirrors: An Exbition of Photographs Found and Printed by Bruce Jackson. [33] Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Sept-Oct 2004.
These images are based on a group of about two hundred 3x4" inmate identification photographs made between 1914 and 1937 found in a drawer in the Arkansas penitentiary in the summer of 1975.

3. Most Wanted Men by Andy Warhol [34] (1964) Warhol's Most Wanted Men series was based on mug shots published by the New York Police Department in 1962. To translate the photographs into paintings, Warhol used silkscreening.

4. Historical U.S. Census Forms [35] and archival photos and artifacts [36] @ The U.S. Census Bureau Website



Catherine Opie, "Chicken" from the "Being and Having" series (1991)Catherine Opie, "Chicken" from the "Being and Having" series (1991)
We're not going to look at Catherine Opie's work in class, so here are a couple of links to get you started:

Gallery of some of Opie's work [37]

Interview [38] with Opie

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