Historicizing Foucault: Stuart Elden on Tracing Foucault’s Ideas from Discipline and Punish to the History of Sexuality – part 1 of a longer interview at the Journal of History of Ideas blog, conducted earlier this month. My thanks to Anne Schult and Jonas Knatz for the invitation to do this and some interesting questions. Part 2 is here.
Stuart Elden is Professor of Political Theory and Geography at University of Warwick. His publication series on Foucault includesFoucault’s Last Decade (Polity, 2016),Foucault: The Birth of Power (Polity, 2017), The Early Foucault (Polity, forthcoming), and The Archaeology of Foucault (Polity, forthcoming). Beyond Foucault, he most recently authoredShakespearean Territories (University of Chicago Press, 2018) andCanguilhem (Polity, 2019). He runs a blog at www.progressivegeographies.com.
Jonas Knatz is a PhD Student in New York University’s History Department. He works on 20th century European intellectual history.
Anne Schult a PhD Candidate in New York University’s History Department. Her current research focuses on the intersection of migration, law, and demography in 20th-century Europe.