Category Archives: Michel Foucault

Two posts on writing at The Sociological Imagination and An und für sich

Two posts on writing at The Sociological Imagination and An und für sich. The first talks about writing being disconnected from the internet, and whether this works for different writers or not. It’s written by David Beer, reflecting on the … Continue reading

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Active Intolerance: Michel Foucault, the Prisons Information Group, and the Future of Abolition – forthcoming in December 2015

Perry Zurn and Andrew Dilts (eds.), Active Intolerance: Michel Foucault, the Prisons Information Group, and the Future of Abolition – forthcoming in December 2015 from Palgrave. I was one of the readers of the manuscript to provide an endorsement – it’s a very good and interesting … Continue reading

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The week after completing a book – initial new work on Shakespeare and Foucault

When I finished my first book, Mapping the Present, I remember asking a much more senior academic friend ‘what do I do now?’ His response was clear: ‘Write another one!’ This came back to me this week as I’ve been … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Last Decade Update 25 – resubmission of revised manuscript

Foucault’s Last Decade is now back with the press, in what I hope is its final form. It is scheduled for publication in spring 2016. The first update on this book’s writing was made on July 22 2013 –almost exactly … Continue reading

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Books received – Shakespeare, Shakespeare… and one by Foucault

Books received – Shakespeare, Shakespeare… and one by Foucault. The Foucault is the ninth edition, but I don’t think is any different from the second – which he produced in 1972, though that has major changes from the 1963 version. With … Continue reading

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Theory and Other Languages – short article at E-IR

I have a short piece entitled “Theory and Other Languages” at E-IR (open access). This was written on the request for a piece on this topic by Jan Tattenberg. It’s an autobiographical piece about how my work has been conducted … Continue reading

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Foucault Animated – video from The School of Life

Installing Social Order shared this video about Foucault. I think it’s Alain de Botton speaking. The animation is very good, but the script could have used some serious work.

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Talks at three workshops – on Foucault and Artemidorus, Earth, and Foucault and Shakespeare – with links to some audio recordings

I attended and spoke at three workshops last week. First, at the Monash University study centre in Prato, Italy, on modern reappropriations of Hellenistic Ethics. I ran a reading seminar on Foucault’s reading of Artemidorus. The other sessions were by … Continue reading

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Books received – Shakespeare, Marlowe, Bercé

Some second-hand copies recently bought – two editions of Shakespeare’s King John, the complete plays of Christopher Marlowe, and Yves-Marie Bercé’s Croquants et nu-pieds: Les soulèvements paysans en France du XVIe au XIXe siècle. The last is important background for what Foucault … Continue reading

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Foucault Circle meeting at UNSW June 29-July 2, 2016 – call for papers

The sixteenth annual meeting of the Foucault Circle will be held in Sydney, Australia, June 29-July 2, 2016 (hosted by the University of New South Wales). The Foucault Circle at UNSW will be held immediately before the Australasian Association of Philosophy … Continue reading

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