Video Podcast Introducing Foucault
I teach a lot of texts that presume, use, build on, or critique Foucault’s concepts of juridical, disciplinary, and biopolitical power. So, instead of taking up class time re-hashing the same lecture, I decided to make a video podcast that I could drop to the course management site, where students could watch (or re-watch) it on their own time.
It’s really a very elementary introduction, meant to introduce and explain some basic concepts.
My GA, Melissa Wilson, has just completed the editing and viz effects, so the podcast is complete!
Of course, YouTube picks the frame where I’m making some dumb expression to be the one it displays…
Let me know what you think! Use it in your classes, if you want.
this is fantastic! I’ve been thinking about doing something like this for my own classes, not wanting to use of class time for lectures. but you’ve got to let me know how well this work! Do the students really take the time to watch it?
also… wish we had had more time to hangout this weekend. want to hear your thoughts on Shannon Winnubst’s talk ASAP!