Category Archives: Michel Foucault

“Foucault and Shakespeare: Ceremony, Theatre and Politics”, abstract for workshop at Theatre, Performance, Foucault!, King’s College London, 4 July 2015

I previously shared the call for papers for the Theatre, Performance, Foucault! workshop at King’s College London on 4 July 2015. I’ll be presenting on the topic of “Foucault and Shakespeare: Ceremony, Theatre and Politics”. This is the intersection of my two … Continue reading

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Marcelo Hoffman, Foucault and Power: The Influence of Political Engagement on Theories of Power – now available in paperback

Marcelo Hoffman, Foucault and Power: The Influence of Political Engagement on Theories of Power – is now available in paperback. Michel Foucault is one of the most preeminent theorists of power, yet the relationship between his militant activities and his … Continue reading

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Foucault books: update 23 – working with the Semiotext(e) archive

I have now finished working through all the papers in Sylvère Lotringer’s Semiotext(e) archive in the Fales Library at New York University which have a relation to this project. In among a lot of things that were of little interest, … Continue reading

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Michael Joyce’s novel ‘Foucault, in Winter, in the Linnaeus Garden’ – reviewed at Berfrois

Michael Joyce’s novel Foucault, in Winter, in the Linnaeus Garden – reviewed at Berfrois by Dave Ciccoricco. … Interrogating the status and resonance of unsent letters is one of the tantalizing tasks of Michael Joyce’s latest novel, Foucault, in Winter, in the Linnaeus … Continue reading

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Zamora and Behrent (eds.) Foucault and Neoliberalism – forthcoming in November 2015 from Polity

The English version of the book which caused a storm last year – Daniel Zamora and Michael C. Behrent (eds.) Foucault and Neoliberalism – is forthcoming in November 2015 from Polity. Michel Foucault’s death in 1984 coincided with the fading … Continue reading

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Hot off the press – Foucault’s Théories et institutions pénales is published

Hot off the press – Foucault’s Théories et institutions pénales is published. This is the last Collège de France course to appear, though it is the second in sequence, from 1971-72. Bernard E. Harcourt edited the text, it comes with … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Last Decade – Update 22: work with the Semiotext(e) archive and manuscript submitted for review

The manuscript of Foucault’s Last Decade, as I’ve said, was almost complete. It is now with the press for review. In the last couple of weeks, while in New York, I’ve chased down a few final references; read the very … Continue reading

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Day three in the Foucault archive at UC Berkeley

A final day in the Bancroft library at UC Berkeley (see my notes on day one and day two). Today I listened to some recordings they had of lectures in São Paulo. The library catalogue provides no information at all, and Beaulieu’s list just … Continue reading

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Day two in the Foucault archive at UC Berkeley

Another day working with the Foucault papers, and mainly the recordings, in the Bancroft library at UC Berkeley (see my notes on day one). The tapes are listed in the Beaulieu piece on the archive, but many of these are … Continue reading

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Jamin Raskin, “A last interview with French philosopher Michel Foucault”, City Paper – now found and available online

I’d almost given up on this, but I now have a copy of one of the really elusive texts I’ve been hunting for – Jamin Raskin, “A last interview with French philosopher Michel Foucault”, City Paper, Vol 8 No 3, Jul 27-Aug 2 … Continue reading

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