Journal of Literary Studies

Journal of Literary Studies is a magazine specializing in Literature topics.

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 3-4, December

A Homo Calculator at Large: Reading the Late Work of Foucault in the Light of Ivan Vladislavic's "Villa Toscana"
Summary This essay takes the form of a reading of Foucault's late work on the subject and power, particularly that concerned with the technologies of self, and the implications this work has for an understanding of the relationship between questions...
Confession and Public Life in Post-Apartheid South Africa: A Foucauldian Reading of Antjie Krog's Country of My Skull
Summary Truth commissions around the world have given the technique of confession a new public currency and political power. Many works of literature thematising these commissions have also adopted the technique of confession for literary purposes....
"Enslaved Sovereign": Aesthetics of Power in Foucault, Velazquez and Ovid
Summary Michel Foucault's essay on Las Meninas has created spaces for diverse analyses of Velazquez's painting and of Foucault's reading of its intimations. My purpose in this paper is to argue for an interpretation of both painting and essay that...
Foucault's Holderlin
Summary This article traces the dispersal of language, its significance for Foucault's idea of Literature in modernity, and the paradigmatic role of Holderlin's writings within it. This path centrally involves outlining the interface, in the modern...
Foucault's Las Meninas and Art-Historical Methods
Summary This article focuses on the ways in which Foucault's Las Meninas has been represented and critiqued in art-historical texts and endeavours to gauge its significance to the discipline, in particular, the "New Art History" of the 1970s and...
Introduction: Literature and Art as Diagnosis and Dissent in the Work of Michel Foucault
In an interview on The Order of Things (1966), Foucault identifies a key feature of his own method: namely that of taking up "Don Quixote, Descartes and a decree by Pomponne de Bellievre about houses of internment in the same stroke" ([1966]1998e:...
Passing through the Screen: Pierre Boulez and Michel Foucault (1)
Summary In this paper I examine Foucault's little essay, "Pierre Boulez: Passing through the Screen", in which he looks back from the vantage point of the 1980s at Boulez's music of the 1950s and his contribution to the project of aesthetic modernism....