Category Archives: Foucault: The Birth of Power

A year in review – publications, writing, talks, etc.

This is my last day of work in 2017. Tomorrow we head to Tenerife for ten days holiday, hoping for sunshine and lots of cycling. The last major work task I completed today was the copyediting queries for Shakespearean Territories. … 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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Daniel Defert on the Foucault-Sartre relation – a 1990 letter

This was not a source I knew about before: Daniel Defert, “Lettre à Claude Lanzmann”, Les Temps Modernes, No 531-533, Vol 2, 1990,  pp. 1201-1206. It’s a short piece in a massive 1400 page collection devoted to Sartre, ten years after … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Punitive Society and my two Foucault books reviewed in 3am Magazine by Peter Gratton

Foucault’s The Punitive Society lecture course and my Foucault’s Last Decade and Foucault: The Birth of Power are reviewed in 3am Magazine by Peter Gratton. It’s a long, thoughtful and generous review. As well as saying many insightful things about the books reviewed, … Continue reading

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The Southern Journal of Philosophy – Spindel supplement on Critical Theories of the Present (open access)

The proceedings of last year’s Spindel Conference at the University of Memphis on the topic “Critical Histories of the Present” have now been published in The Southern Journal of Philosophy. Edited by Verena Erlenbusch, it has contributions from Bilge Akbalik, … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Last Decade and Foucault: The Birth of Power forthcoming in Chinese translation

Both Foucault’s Last Decade and Foucault: The Birth of Power are now forthcoming in Chinese translation with Beijing Publishing Group. Both books are also forthcoming in Korean with Nanjing Publishing House.

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Foucault: The Birth of Power reviewed at LSE Review of Books

Foucault: The Birth of Power is reviewed at LSE Review of Books by Syamala Roberts. In Foucault: The Birth of Power, Stuart Elden outlines how the theorisation of power was the essential tool developed within Foucault’s work and political activities … Continue reading

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