Category Archives: Michel Foucault

Books received – Shakespeare, Foucault, Jessop

A pile of recently received books – mainly bought for the Shakespeare project, plus Foucault’s 1980 lectures About the Beginning of the Hermeneutic of the Subject and Bob Jessop’s The State: Past, Present, Future in recompense for review work. The text at the … Continue reading

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Jeroen Vandaele on translations of Foucault’s Surveiller et punir

Jeroen Vandaele, ‘What is an author, indeed: Michel Foucault in translation‘, Perspectives: Studies in Translatology, Vol 24 No 1, 2016, pp. 76-92 (requires subscription). A very interesting piece which discusses translations of Foucault’s Surveiller et punir with lots of examples and comparisons. Though … Continue reading

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Foucault: the Birth of Power Update 11: clearing the decks and beginning to move from Foucault to Shakespeare

The UCL talk last week was the last one in the diary until September – a very deliberate choice to open up some time that needed quite a bit of forward-planning to achieve. I might do one or two book … Continue reading

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Foucault and the Groupe Information Santé – a bibliography

Foucault’s involvement with the Groupe d’Information sur les prisons is fairly well-known, with important collections of documentary material published in French, a forthcoming English translation of material, and a growing secondary literature in French and English. His involvement with the Groupe … Continue reading

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Foucault and the Politics of Health: Collaborative research and activism – audio recording of UCL talk

The audio recording of my talk of 12 January 2016 to the Geography Department seminar, University College London is now available here. The introduction is by Tariq Jazeel. “Foucault and the Politics of Health – Collaborative research and activism” Concentrating … Continue reading

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Books received – several more for the Foucault work, including the new Œuvres

Several books for the Foucault project, most picked up second-hand and relating to the work of the Groupe d’information sur les prisons, but also the new Œuvres and the Vrin edition of the Kant introduction along with Foucault’s translation of the text. On … Continue reading

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Red Notes, Italy 1977-8: ‘Living with an Earthquake’ – entire pamphlet online

Yesterday I linked to a piece written by Sartre and signed by Foucault and others. Thanks to dmf for providing a link to the entire pamphlet online. Red Notes, Italy 1977-8: ‘Living with an Earthquake’ – entire pdf or individual … Continue reading

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Appeal by Sartre, Foucault, Guattari, Deleuze and others on imprisonment of Italian intellectuals, 1977

In 1977 Sartre, Foucault, Guattari, Deleuze, Barthes, and others wrote an open letter protesting about the imprisonment and investigation of a number of Italian intellectuals, including ‘Bifo’ (Franco Berardi) and Antonio Negri. I’d not seen this before and it is the … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault, Discours et vérité précédé de La parrêsia (Feb 2016)

Michel Foucault, Discours et vérité précédé de La parrêsia will appear with Vrin in February 2016. This is a critical French edition of the English language lectures on parresia delivered at Berkeley in the autumn of 1983, previously published as Fearless … Continue reading

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Foucault and the Politics of Health – Collaborative research and activism – UCL, 12 Jan 2016, 12.30pm

Just back from a week’s holiday, with no email or internet. Tomorrow at 1pm (refreshments from 12.30) I’ll be giving a talk entitled “Foucault and the Politics of Health – Collaborative research and activism”, to the Geography Department at University College London. … Continue reading

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