Monthly Archives: February 2016

Manifesto of the Groupe d’information sur les prisons translation in Viewpoint

The manifesto of the Groupe d’information sur les prisons, authored by Foucault, Pierre Vidal-Naquet and Jean-Marie Domenich, which I translated for this site a couple of years ago, has been reprinted in Viewpoint magazine. The prison group, along with Foucault’s … Continue reading

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Michael Sheringham obituary in The Guardian

I’m sorry to hear the news of the death of Michael Sheringham –  obituary in The Guardian. Michael Sheringham, who has died of prostate cancer aged 67, was a leading figure in the field of French studies in Britain, Ireland … Continue reading

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Foucault, la Sexualité, l’Antiquité (2016)

Originally posted on Foucault News:
Foucault, la Sexualité, l’Antiquité sous la direction de Sandra Boehringer et Daniele Lorenzini Ont contribué à cet ouvrage : Jean Allouch, Thamy Ayouch, Sandra Boehringer, Claude Calame, Frédéric Gros, Daniele Lorenzini, Kirk Ormand, Olivier Renaut,…

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Bars and stripes: Review of The Punitive Society (2016)

Originally posted on Foucault News:
David Garland, Bars and stripes. Review of The Punitive Society. The Times Literary Supplement, 27 January 2016. The thinking and rethinking that led Michel Foucault to write his finest book. Le Collège de France, founded…

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A diagrammatic snapshot of French philosophy from Magazine Littéraire, September 1977

Originally posted on Christopher Watkin:
Today I was given a copy of this edition of the Magazine Littéraire from September 1977 (thank you Philip). Its centrefold is a diagram seeking to represent flows of influence between contemporary philosophers. The table provides a…

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Writing and then?

Originally posted on Eye on the World:
Writing for the sake of publishing work in journals is one of the hardest things academics do. There is the strain of putting everything together in a way you hope will convince the…

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Free Course! Introduction to Cultural Studies: Culture, Technology & Power

Originally posted on jeremygilbertwriting:
From February to June this year, I’ll be teaching on a free fortnightly course at Open School East in Dalston which will be be covering a number of key issues in contemporary cultural politics – race, gender, sexuality, technology, neoliberalism, music,…

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Derek Gregory’s Tanner lectures ‘Reach from the Sky’ – videos now online

Derek Gregory’s two Tanner lectures, and the discussion with Grégoire Chamayou, Jochen von Bernstorff and Chris Woods are now online (via Derek’s Geographical Imaginations site). The first,‘Good bomb, bad bomb’ is here, and the second, ‘Killing Space’, is here, while the responses … Continue reading

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Extraterritorialities in Occupied Worlds – launch event with Zygmunt Bauman, 16 March 2016, Goldsmiths

Launch of the book: Extraterritorialities in Occupied Worlds with Zygmunt Bauman, Maayan Amir and Ruti Sela and Eyal Weizman. The event will be held at the Centre for Research Architecture, Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths, University of London, March, 16 – details here. The launch … Continue reading

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The GIP, the 1972 Nancy prison revolt and the Gauche révolutionnaire – a request for help

I wonder if anyone can help. I am looking for a brochure entitled ‘Révolte à la prison de Charles III de Nancy’, authored by the Groupe d’Information sur les prisons. It appeared as a supplement to Gauche révolutionnaire, no 9, … Continue reading

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