Category Archives: Foucault’s Last Decade

‘Tripping his brains out’ – Foucault in California reviewed in the TLS (and a clarification on chronology)

‘Tripping his brains out‘ – Simeon Wade’s memoir Foucault in California is reviewed in the TLS. The piece generously quotes my work in Foucault’s Last Decade. But there is one key problem to the idea that this experience changed the course of … Continue reading

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British Academy/Leverhulme grant for archival work on the early Foucault

I’m very pleased to say that I’ve been awarded a British Academy/Leverhulme small grant for a project entitled ‘The Early Foucault: Retracing Intellectual History through Archival Sources’. As regular readers of the blog will know, I’ve been working on the first … Continue reading

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‘Émergence des equipment collectifs’ – a previously unpublished 1974 essay by Foucault, published online with introduction by Philippe Chevallier

An unpublished piece by Foucault from 1974, “Émergence des equipment collectifs“, has recently been discovered and published online by Ici et Ailleurs, with an Introduction by Philippe Chevallier. Philippe kindly sent me the essay a few days before publication, as … Continue reading

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Cuadernos de Teoría Social open access special issue on ‘Teoría social en el archivo’, edited by Rodrigo Cordero and Francisco Salinas

Cuadernos de Teoría Social has a special issue on ‘Teoría social en el archivo’, edited by Rodrigo Cordero and Francisco Salinas. As well as an introduction by the editors, it includes pieces by Edith Hanke, me, Oriana Bernasconi and Maxigas. There … Continue reading

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Mattias Leanza review of Foucault’s Last Decade in Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (requires subscription)

Mattias Leanza reviews Foucault’s Last Decade (Polity, 2016) in the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (requires subscription). It’s a generous and positive review which ‘highly recommends’ the book. All the reviews of this book, and of Foucault: The Birth of Power (Polity … Continue reading

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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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