Category Archives: Arlette Farge

Books received – Foucault, Shakespeare, Alio, Farge, Spriet

Some recent books bought – most for the Shakespeare work, but a few Foucault-related. Eliane Alio worked with Foucault at the Collège de France, and was an assistant on the book he wrote with Arlette Farge. Foucault’s book with Farge … Continue reading

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Arlette Farge and Michel Foucault, The Disorder of Families – to appear in fall 2016 with University of Minnesota Press

Arlette Farge and Michel Foucault, The Disorder of Families [Le Désordre des Familles] will appear in fall 2016 with University of Minnesota Press. Nancy Luxon is editing the text, and her website says there will be a companion scholarly volume – also announced … 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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Books received – for the Foucault project

Some books for the Foucault project – new editions of a couple of Foucault’s books; Jacques Donzelot’s L’invention du social; recent books by Jacques Bizet and Pierre Macherey; and the original outlets of a couple of Foucault essays and interviews.

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Books received (3 of 4)

Quentin Meillassoux, Métaphysique et fiction des mondes hors-science Michel Foucault, L’origine de l’herméneutique de soi (French critical edition of 1980 lectures long available in English) Grégoire Chamayou, Les Corps vils. Expérimenter sur les êtres humains aux XVIIIe siècle et XIXe siècle – a reissue of his first … Continue reading

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Arlette Farge, The Allure of the Archives – translated into English

I’ve just discovered that Arlette Farge’s book Le Goût de l’archive was translated into English and was published last year as The Allure of the Archive. Farge worked with Foucault on the lettres de cachet collection Le désordre des families – also being translated … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Last Decade – sixth update

Much of the recent work on this project has been continuing work on Chapter Three, especially the discussions of perverts, women and children. I keep reworking sections and adding more and more detail, well aware some of this will need … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Pierre Riviere project

Clare O’Farrell’s Foucault News blog has just posted the abstract for a very interesting piece on Foucault’s Moi, Pierre Rivière project – Michael Sheringham, “Michel Foucault, Pierre Rivière and the Archival Imaginary“, Comparative Critical Studies 8.2–3 (2011): 235–257. Sheringham talks about … Continue reading

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Foucault on lettres de cachet and their contemporary relevance

Interesting post from Jeremy Crampton here on Arlette Farge and Michel Foucault’s collection Le désordre des familles and the more recent National Security Letters in the US. He ends with a tantalising suggestion for a paper: “It would be very useful if someone … Continue reading

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Infamous Lives

In 1977, shortly after the first volume of The History of Sexuality came out, Foucault published an essay entitled ‘The Lives of Infamous Men’. It was supposed to be the introduction to a book, or series of books, but it … Continue reading

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