‎‘Foucault and Fiction’ to be reviewed

Publish Date : Monday 30 July 2018 - 17:34
IBNA- The book, ‘Foucault and Fiction’ by Timothy O'Leary, translated into Persian by ‎Farhad Akbarzadeh will be reviewed at a meeting in the House of Literati affiliated to ‎Iran’s Book House Institute. ‎
According to IBNA correspondent, the meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 1 at 5 to 7 p.m. The event will be attended by the translator of the work as well as the Iranian experts.
‘Foucault and Fiction’ develops a unique approach to thinking about the power of literature by drawing upon the often neglected concept of experience in Foucault's work.
For Foucault, an 'experience book' is a book which transforms our experience by acting on us in a direct and unsettling way. Timothy O'Leary develops and applies this concept to literary texts. Starting from the premise that works of literature are capable of having a profound effect on their audiences, he suggests a way of understanding how these effects are produced.
Timothy O'Leary is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hong Kong. He has spent several years working in the Foucault Archives and has published on Foucault, aesthetics and literature. He is the author of Foucault and the Art of Ethics (2006)
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