Category Archives: Foucault’s Last Decade

Foucault’s Confessions of the Flesh – audio recording of talk at Goldsmiths, 9 May 2018

I gave a talk about Foucault’s Les aveux de la chair on May 9th at the Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought, Goldsmiths University. Full details here. The talk was based on my review essay on the book, published on the … Continue reading

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Recent reviews of my Foucault books – Mike Gane, JM Moore and Nancy Luxon

Foucault: The Birth of Power is reviewed by Nancy Luxon in Perspectives in Politics, and by JM Moore in Justice, Power and Resistance. That book, and Foucault’s Last Decade are also discussed in a review essay by Mike Gane in … Continue reading

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Ruben Pfizenmaier reviews Foucault’s Last Decade at KULT online

Ruben Pfizenmaier reviews Foucault’s Last Decade (Polity 2016) at KULT online. It’s a thoughtful and very generous review, available open access. Here’s the abstract. In Foucault’s Last Decade Stuart Elden portrays the intellectual history of the last ten years of Michel Foucault’s … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Confessions of the Flesh – talk at Goldsmiths, 9 May 2018

I’ll be talking about Foucault’s Les aveux de la chair at Goldsmiths University on May 9th at 3pm at the Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought. Full details here. Richard Hoggart Building room 137, 3-5pm Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, SE14 … Continue reading

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Foucault: The Birth of Power reviewed by Audrey Borowski in Politics, Religion & Ideology

My 2017 book Foucault: The Birth of Power is generously reviewed by Audrey Borowski in Politics, Religion & Ideology (requires subscription). Links to other reviews and discussions of this book, and its companion Foucault’s Last Decade are archived here.  

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‘Key’ fourth book of Foucault’s History of Sexuality published in France – The Guardian

‘Key’ fourth book of Foucault’s History of Sexuality published in France There is a discussion of Foucault’s Les Aveux de la chair in The Guardian including some quotes from John Forrester, the editor Frédéric Gros, and me.   I’ve added this … Continue reading

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Fourth volume of Michel Foucault’s History of Sexuality published – Warwick news release

There is a Warwick news release of information about Foucault’s Les aveux de la chair, in which I briefly explain how the book fits within Foucault’s work and its importance. I’ve already agreed to write a longer review of the book, … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Les Aveux de la chair – just picked up a copy

It’s officially published tomorrow, but I’ve just picked up a copy of the fourth volume of Foucault’s History of Sexuality – Les Aveux de la chair [Confessions, or Avowals, of the Flesh]. Some of the book is available to view here (essentially just … Continue reading

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Philosophie Magazine issue on Foucault, including extract of Les Aveux de la chair

Philosophie Magazine has a new special issue on Foucault, including an extract from Les Aveux de la chair, the soon-to-be-published volume IV of the History of Sexuality. You can read some of the issue, though not the extract, on a viewer on the issue page. … Continue reading

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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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