Simeon Wade (ed.) Chez Foucault – the 1978 fanzine with a 1976 interview with Foucault

Chez FoucaultBack in December I posted about an elusive publication which contained a 1976 discussion with Foucault which appeared in Chez Foucault, Los Angeles: Circabook, 1978, pp. 4-22. While this text is translated into French for Dits et écrits (online here), I wanted to find the original. Dits et écrits describes the publication this way – “The Circabook is a sort of campus polycopié” – a handout or pamphlet, a mimeograph, effectively a fanzine. I could find no library that has a copy. Well now I have a scanned copy, thanks to the kindness of a reader. And it’s available to download here – an interesting document and the only English source of this interview.

[Update: the discussion actually took place in 1975 – the date in Chez Foucault is wrong]

Some other hard-to-find pieces are collected here; a few I’m still looking for are listed here.




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7 Responses to Simeon Wade (ed.) Chez Foucault – the 1978 fanzine with a 1976 interview with Foucault

  1. Peter Gratton says:

    Reblogged this on PHILOSOPHY IN A TIME OF ERROR and commented:
    Some people accuse certain journals of just being fanzines for Derrida or Heidegger or whomever. Well this is an actual fanzine for Foucault circa almost 40 years ago.

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  5. Sarah Clayton says:

    I had the good fortune of being a student in Simeon Wade’s art history class at Otis-Parsons in 1985. I was 17 years old, and he made a tremendous impression on me and my close friends. We all held on to this book as if it were the bible, a guide to life, a way of surviving an inexorably frustrating introduction to higher education. For some of us, Simeon Wade and his little guide book saved our lives, which were disorganized enough to result in the misplacement of this book, and i’ve spent years contacting old friends in an attempt to find a copy. Thank-you very very much and deepest gratitude to the person who uploaded this scan of Chez Foucault.

  6. stuartelden says:

    Thanks Sarah – a lovely story. I was given a copy and my source agreed that we could put it on line. Sadly I’ve been unable to contact Simeon Wade himself.

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