Category Archives: Publishing

“Europe After The Minotaur”: free e-book from the new Finance Minister of Greece, Yanis Varoufakis

“Europe After The Minotaur” – free e-book from the new Finance Minister of Greece, Yanis Varoufakis, available from Zed books. You need to register, but  it’s a quick process. The book contains excerpts from his longer book The Global Minotaur. Europe After the … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Last Decade – Update 18

The last major task of the first draft was a discussion of the final two Paris lecture courses, The Government of Self and Others and The Courage of Truth. The first of these courses provides the basis for the October-November … Continue reading

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Mary Beard on ‘How to Write’

in her TLS column, classicist Mary Beard discusses ‘How to write‘. Other than the updates on the Foucault book, I’ve not written much about writing recently on this site. But I have done in the past – there is a … Continue reading

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A request for help – some difficult-to-find texts by Michel Foucault

I wonder if anyone reading can help locate copies of these texts by, or about, Foucault. Texts crossed out are ones that I have been sent copies of already. Michel Foucault, “Photogenic painting”, translated by Pierre A. Walker, Critical texts, … Continue reading

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‘Maurice Florence’ on Michel Foucault – the missing opening paragraph

One of the things I’ve been doing with the Foucault’s Last Decade project is checking the original publication of texts in several instances, rather than relying on the reprints in Dits et écrits. Sometimes this is because the company Foucault … Continue reading

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Kathleen Biddick, Make and Let Die: Untimely Sovereignties – forthcoming from Punctum Books

Kathleen Biddick’s Make and Let Die: Untimely Sovereignties is forthcoming from Punctum Books. This collection of essays by one of medieval studies’ most brilliant and prescient historians argues that the analysis and critique of biopower, as conventionally defined by Michel Foucault … Continue reading

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Foucault on Parrēsia – translation of a 1982 lecture in Critical Inquiry (now available)

A lecture by Foucault in 1982 at Université de Grenoble, on “Parrēsia” was first published in French in 2012 in the journal Anabases; it is now published in English in Critical Inquiry, translated by Graham Burchell (requires subscription). It is followed by … Continue reading

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