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The Early Foucault Update 29 – Paris, Tübingen and a book on the 1960s

Since the last update on the writing of this book a couple of months ago, I’ve been continuing work on this manuscript. Some of this was following up on things that I discovered when in Switzerland in November, especially relating to … Continue reading

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Foucault at Warwick – 17 January 2020, 5pm, with Alison Downham Moore, Lisa Downing, Stuart Elden, Daniele Lorenzini and Federico Testa

Foucault at Warwick, 17 January 2020, 5pm, with Alison Downham Moore, Lisa Downing,  Stuart Elden, Daniele Lorenzini and Federico Testa – free and open to all. I’ll be speaking about the archival work I’ve done on the early Foucault.

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My favourite academic books of 2019

At the end of each year I’ve posted a list of academic books I liked (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018). The criteria was simply that they were published in that year (or late the previous year), and that I read … Continue reading

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Books received – a pile from the Verso sale

The Verso sale runs until the end of December 2019

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The Early Foucault Update 28 – second half of the manuscript, Swiss archives and asylums

Term 1 is when I do most of my teaching, but I’ve been doing a little bit of work on my The Early Foucault manuscript most days. I’ve mainly been reworking the organisation of the second half of the text. Chapter 6 … Continue reading

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Foucault resources – some updates and reorganisation

While I’ve been writing the sequence of books on Foucault for Polity – Foucault’s Last Decade;  Foucault: The Birth of Power and the ongoing The Early Foucault – I’ve been making available some research resources. These have included bibliographies, lists of audio and … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault Update 27: Paris, Wales, Kant

Thankfully, this book manuscript has been the main focus again of work over the past month. I’ve been continuing to work on Foucault’s relation to Dumézil, on Foucault’s time in Warsaw and Hamburg, and other things in the later 1950s. … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 26 – Defert, Wahl, Warsaw, Hamburg, Dumézil

Since the last update, and a short holiday in Wales, I’ve been systematically going through each of the previously drafted chapters, and doing a bit of reorganization. I’ve also worked through all the issues of Le Magazine Littéraire which have theme … Continue reading

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Books received – Martin Jones, Cities and Regions in Crisis and some for the early Foucault work

A copy of Martin Jones, Cities and Regions in Crisis, generously sent by Martin, and some second-hand ones for The Early Foucault work. Clavel, Mauriac and Italiaander all knew Foucault at different times, and Pestana is a useful study of his early … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 25 – back after a long break on other projects

It’s been over five months since I posted an update on The Early Foucault, and it is only in the last couple of weeks that I’ve really been back at work on the manuscript. In the spring and early summer … Continue reading

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