Category Archives: Books

Stuart Elden, The Archaeology of Foucault – Polity, December 2022, cover and preorder details

The final book in my series of studies of Foucault, The Archaeology of Foucault, is due for publication with Polity in December 2022. On 20 May 1961 Foucault defended his two doctoral theses; on 2 December 1970 he gave his … Continue reading

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Indo-European Thought project update 3: Paris – Foucault, Canguilhem, Dumézil

I had a good two-week visit to Paris, where I worked at both the Mitterand and Richelieu sites of the Bibliothèque nationale, the Collège de France and the École normale supérieure. It was something of a transitional trip, doing a … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault, Madness, Language, Literature, edited by Henri-Paul Fruchaud, Daniele Lorenzini, and Judith Revel, translated by Robert Bononno, University of Chicago Press, February 2023

Michel Foucault, Madness, Language, Literature, edited by Henri-Paul Fruchaud, Daniele Lorenzini, and Judith Revel, translated by Robert Bononno, University of Chicago Press, February 2023 Newly published lectures by Foucault on madness, literature, and structuralism. Perceiving an enigmatic relationship between madness, language, … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault, La Question anthropologique. Cours, 1954-1955 (2022)

Originally posted on Foucault News:
Michel Foucault, La Question anthropologique. Cours, 1954-1955, EHSS, Gallimard Seuil, 10 juin 2022 Qu’est-ce que l’homme ? Michel Foucault, au mitan des années 1950, consacre une partie de son enseignement, dispensé à l’université de Lille…

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Editing Georges Dumézil’s Mitra-Varuna: An Essay on Two Indo-European Representations of Sovereignty

As I’ve mentioned before, as part of the next big project, I am working on a new English edition of Georges Dumézil’s book Mitra-Varuna: An Essay of Two Indo-European Representations of Sovereignty. The book was published in 1940, and in a … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 15: submission of the revised manuscript and the end of the project

On Wednesday afternoon, I submitted the final, revised manuscript of The Archaeology of Foucault to Polity. I’d submitted the manuscript for review in February during Warwick’s reading week, and had two very positive and useful reports back at the end of March. … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault talk, the end of term and 3 million blog visits

Today I enjoyed speaking about the work that went into The Early Foucault with the Genealogy in the Humanities project (Syracuse University and Cornell University). Thanks to Alex Livingston and Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson for organising, and those who attended and asked questions. … Continue reading

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Stjuart Elden: Fuko: Rođenje moći – Serbian translation of Foucault: The Birth of Power by Tomislav Kargačin, Mediterran, 2019

Stjuart Elden: Fuko: Rođenje moći – Serbian translation of Foucault: The Birth of Power by Tomislav Kargačin, Mediterran, 2019 This came out a while ago, but I’ve only just now received copies. Many thanks to Tomislav Kargačin for the work on the … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 14: working on madness and medicine and a complete draft

Although I’ve been teaching this term, I have also been working hard on the manuscript of The Archaeology of Foucault, in particular completing one chapter for which I had some draft material before. It’s the first chapter of the book, … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault – discussed at the New Books in Critical Theory podcast with Dave O’Brien

The Early Foucault is discussed at the New Books in Critical Theory podcast with Dave O’Brien What were the key ideas and influences on Michel Foucault’s early career? In The Early Foucault (Polity Press, 2021), Stuart Elden, Professor of Political Theory and Geography at … Continue reading

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