In 1980, in a series of lectures, Michel Foucault decisively turns his attention to the ways in which power constitutes itself in relation to truth while shifting his textual focus to antiquity, starting with Dio Cassius, on the emperor Septimius Severus, and Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus. Foucault’s Seminars on Antiquity (Bloomsbury) offers the first detailed account of these lectures, which seek to trace a genealogy of the Western subject as a speaker of truth.
Join Paul Allen Miller, Carolina Distinguished Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at the University of South Carolina, for a discussion of his book.
Mario Telò (AGRS, Comparative Literature, Critical Theory)
Karen Feldman (German, Critical Theory)
Mark Griffith (AGRS; Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies)
Jim Porter (Rhetoric, Classics, Critical Theory)
Ramona Naddaff (Rhetoric, Critical Theory)