Lesson 1 (from Part 1, We "Other Victorians")
Michel Foucault was born in Poitiers, France, 1926, and died in 1984. He was a renowned lecturer and theorist throughout the world. He was the director at the Institut Franzais in Hamburg and the Institut de Philosophie at the Faculty des Lettres at the University of Clermont-Ferrand, and held a chair at the prestigious Collige de France. He published numerous articles and books on a wide variety of topics. This lesson will introduce the class to Foucault, the thinking of his time, and the society he lived in.
1.Preparatory homework. Divide the class into three groups. Assign one group the task of researching Michel Foucault himself. Assign another group to research what other literature on sexuality had been recently published (make sure to include Freud) or was being published at the time Foucault was writing. The third group should research what the society he lived in was...
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