Category Archives: Foucault: The Birth of Power

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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Back from Maynooth and Dublin – terrain and Foucault

I had two very enjoyable days in Ireland last week. First, to give a talk entitled “Terrain: The Materiality of Territory” to the Department of Geography seminar, at the National University Ireland, Maynooth. I also met with students over lunch to … Continue reading

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Off to Maynooth and Dublin – talks on Terrain, publishing and Foucault

It’s a little difficult to treat today as just another day, after the events in London yesterday, but I’m just about to head to Ireland for a couple of events. This evening at 4pm I’ll be giving a talk entitled “Terrain: … Continue reading

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Foucault in Ireland, March 24th, Dublin

Friday March 24th, ‘Foucault in Ireland‘ conference at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin. This one-day symposium reviews the engagement of Irish Studies with the work of Michel Foucault. It begins with a roundtable on the recent work of Stuart … Continue reading

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Foucault: The Birth of Power now available worldwide

Foucault: The Birth of Power is now available worldwide. The book is published by Polity, and the design fits with Foucault’s Last Decade which came out in 2016. There is a lot about Foucault’s political activism in this second book, … Continue reading

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La Revue Recherches – all but one now available online (at a price)

I’ve mentioned the Recherches review more than a few times, because it was set up by Félix Guattari, and Foucault was involved in some discussions published in the journal. These conversations led to some collaborative work (a full bibliography here), some … Continue reading

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