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The Early Foucault Update 15: Working on Maladie mentale et personnalité and some archival and library work in Paris

Earlier this month I finished working through Maladie mentale et personnalité, which I discussed beginning in the last update, and have drafted a substantial section analyzing the book. I imagine I can only use a fraction of the quotes I … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Last Decade reviewed at Manchester Review of Books

I’ve been rather preoccupied the last few days with hosting the second Territory workshop of the ICE-LAW project, of which more later. But I’ve just seen this very nice review of my 2016 book Foucault’s Last Decade in Manchester Review of … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault Update 14 – another month of slow, steady progress

It’s been a month since the last update on this book, and it’s been another one of slow, steady progress. As I said in the last update, before term began I made a list of smaller tasks which I thought … Continue reading

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Canguilhem, Œuvres complètes Tome V : Histoire des sciences, épistémologie, commémorations 1966-1995 – to appear in January 2018

Georges Canguilhem, Œuvres complètes Tome V : Histoire des sciences, épistémologie, commémorations 1966-1995 will appear in January 2018 Quelque cent vingt écrits publiés de 1966 à 1995 composent ce tome V des Œuvres complètes de Georges Canguilhem. Une cinquantaine furent de ceux … Continue reading

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Stuart Elden’s Foucault books reviewed and discussed (PAIS News)

Stuart Elden’s Foucault books reviewed and discussed Stuart Elden’s two books Foucault’s Last Decade (Polity 2016) and Foucault: The Birth of Power (Polity 2017) have recently been reviewed and discussed in a number of places. A review of both books can be found in The … Continue reading

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Interview on Foucault: The Birth of Power at New Books in Critical Theory

How did Foucault become a public, political intellectual? In Foucault: The Birth of Power (Polity Press, 2017), Stuart Elden, Professor of Political Theory and Geography at the University of Warwick, follows up his book on Foucault’s Last Decade with research … Continue reading

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Interviews about my Foucault books on New Books in Critical Theory (audio)

I’ve just been interviewed by Dave O’Brien for the New Books in Critical Theory series about Foucault: The Birth of Power. The podcast of that interview should be available shortly and I’ll share when available [update: now available here]. In the … Continue reading

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Bruce Robbins in The Nation reviews Foucault’s Last Decade and Foucault: The Birth of Power

Bruce Robbins in The Nation reviews my two books Foucault’s Last Decade and Foucault: The Birth of Power. It’s a generous and thoughtful review, and while I wouldn’t agree with all of it, I’m very grateful for the review and the … Continue reading

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Conference on Foucault’s History of Sexuality volume IV, Paris, 1-3 February 2018

Thanks to Clare O’Farrell at Foucault News for this link – Colloque International: Foucault, Les Pères et le sexe, Paris, 1-3 February 2018. A l’occasion de la parution du quatrième et dernier volume inédit du projet d’histoire de la sexualité … Continue reading

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The differences between the English and French versions of Foucault’s 1983 interview on Raymond Roussel

As an appendix to the English translation of Foucault’s book on Raymond Roussel, entitled Death and the Labyrinth, there is an interview with the translator Charles Ruas. It’s a revealing interview in many ways, but the particular interest I have … Continue reading

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