Category Archives: Michel Foucault

Neoliberalism + Biopolitics – Conference at Berkeley, 27-28 Feb 2015 – with Balibar, Brown, Harcourt, Mbembe…

Neoliberalism + Biopolitics – Conference at Berkeley, 27-28 Feb 2015. Speakers include Étienne Balibar, Wendy Brown, Bernard Harcourt, and Achille Mbembe… Over the past two decades neoliberalism and biopolitics have emerged as essential terms for critical theorists of all stripes attempting to analyze ongoing … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Last Decade – Update 19: a nearly complete first draft

Since the last update I’ve spent two long days working on the individual chapter files, checking and rechecking things, filling in references, and reorganising some things. In particular I reworked all the parts on the lettres de cachet. I’ve decided … 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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Todd May reviews Michel Foucault, Wrong-Doing, Truth-Telling at NDPR

Todd May reviews Michel Foucault’s 1981 Louvain lectures, Wrong-Doing, Truth-Telling: The Function of Avowal in Justice, at NDPR. You can read my take on those lectures, and On the Government of the Living, at Berfrois.

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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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