Category Archives: Michel Foucault

‘Foucault, Porshnev and the Revolt of the Nu-pieds’, Historical Materialism conference, London, 5-8 November 2015

I’ll be speaking about ‘Foucault, Porshnev and the Revolt of the Nu-pieds’, at the Historical Materialism conference, to be held in London between 5-8 November 2015. Here’s the abstract: In his recently published lecture course from 1971-72, Théories et institutions pénales, Michel … Continue reading

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Philippe Sabot, Le Même et l’Ordre: Michel Foucault et le savoir à l’âge classique

This looks interesting. Thanks to Graham Burchell for the link: Philippe Sabot, Le Même et l’Ordre: Michel Foucault et le savoir à l’âge classique. Dans Les mots et les choses (1966), Michel Foucault accorde une place centrale à l’analyse de la disposition … Continue reading

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Foucault, Œuvres I, II – forthcoming in the Pléiade series with Gallimard

Foucault, Œuvres I, II – forthcoming in the Pléiade series with Gallimard. Now has a page on the Gallimard site, with publication scheduled for November. On earlier reports, see here.

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My sabbatical rules for writing

I’m hoping to complete the manuscript for Foucault: The Birth of Power over the next 12 months – a sabbatical year and summer. I’ll be based in London most of the time. I’m also hoping to make considerable progress on the … Continue reading

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A copy of Michel Foucault’s Folie et déraison: Histoire de la folie à l’âge classique

It’s fairly well known that there are various editions of Foucault’s first major work – Histoire de la folie à l’âge classique. There is the original 1961 edition: Folie et déraison: Histoire de la folie à l’âge classique, published by Plon and based … Continue reading

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Foucault: The Birth of Power Update 2 – work on early period at the Collège de France and another visit to the Bibliothèque Nationale

Foucault’s Last Decade is now being copy-edited, with a view to proofs in the autumn and hopefully publication in April. I worked with the same copy-editor for Sloterdijk Now. It’s always good to hear that the text I submitted is seen … Continue reading

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Foucault’s posthumous publications – review in Inside Higher Education, and some corrections

Two volumes of Foucault’s posthumous publications are reviewed in Inside Higher Education by Scott McLemee. The review looks at Speech Begins After Death and  Language, Madness and Desire, both published by University of Minnesota Press. The review doesn’t say very much at all about … Continue reading

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Foucault: The Birth of Power update 1 – initial work and another visit to the Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Foucault’s Last Decade is now in production. Over the past couple of weeks I have turned in earnest to the book on the earlier period, entitled Foucault: The Birth of Power. The initial work on this book was taking all … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault’s Collège de France Lectures (1970-1984): 13 Years at the Collège, 13 Seminars at Columbia

Michel Foucault’s Collège de France Lectures (1970-1984): 13 Years at the Collège, 13 Seminars at Columbia Seyla Benhabib, Homi Bhabha, Judith Butler, Veena Das, François Ewald, Didier Fassin, James Faubion, Nancy Fraser, Frédéric Gros, Daniele Lorenzini, Nancy Luxon, Achille Mbembe, Paul … Continue reading

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Time Served: Discipline and Punish Forty Years On – The Galleries of Justice, Nottingham, 11-12 Sept 2015

Further details and programme for this conference – I’ll be giving the opening plenary talk on the recently published Théories et institutions pénales course. Places are free but limited and registration is required. Time Served: Discipline and Punish Forty Years On Friday … Continue reading

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