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3. maí 2017 - 12:00
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Stofa 101
Stephen E. Wilmer, prófessor emeritus í leiklistarfræðum.
Stephen E. Wilmer, prófessor emeritus í leiklistarfræðum við Trinity College í Dublin, heldur fyrirlestur á vegum Bókmennta- og listfræðastofnunar miðvikudaginn 3. maí. Fyrirlesturinn hefst kl. 12 og verður í stofu 101 í Odda. 
 
Yfirskrift fyrirlestrarins er „Using Foucault to Unmask Ireland’s Control Society“ og fyrirlesarinn lýsir efni hans þannig:
 
This paper uses Foucauldian theory to analyze the mother and baby homes in Ireland as an example of biopolitical control and social exclusion. In Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (1977), Michel Foucault reveals how governments have used penal institutions to isolate and exclude undesired elements in society, and that in the 19th Century such institutions adopted new procedures for controlling the behavior of deviants by introducing certain forms of discipline that gradually became normative. In a similar way the Roman Catholic religious orders in Ireland developed a network of power to control social behavior and devised methods to justify the exclusion and disappearance of those who deviated from their moral teaching. The Church provided an institutional framework that forced unwed mothers such as Philomena Lee (represented by the Oscar-nominated Judy Dench in the film Philomena) to become invisible and buried children in mass graves in order to maintain order and cleanse society of what were perceived as unhealthy influences. Moreover, as Foucault points out: “In any society, there are manifold relations of power which permeate, characterize and constitute the social body, and these relations of power cannot themselves be established, consolidated nor implemented without the production, accumulation, circulation and functioning of a discourse.” The paper will conclude by revealing some of the ways that the Irish public have recently investigated and resisted such religious practices through journalistic, filmic and theatrical exposure. 
 
Stephen E. Wilmer er prófessor emeritus í leiklistarfræðum við Trinity College í Dublin og fræðimaður við “Interweaving Performance Cultures” rannsóknasetrið við Freie Universität í Berlín. Hann er annar ritstjóra bókanna „Resisting Biopolitics: Philosophical, Political and Performative Strategies“ (Routledge 2016) og „Deleuze and Beckett“ (Palgrave Macmillan 2015). Hann var einnig ritstjóri sérútgáfu tímaritsins Nordic Theatre Studies sem nefndist “Theatre and the Nomadic Subject” árið 2015. Wilmer vinnur nú að bókinnii “Performing Statelessness” sem mun koma út á vegum forlagsins Palgrave Macmillan.
 
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