Category Archives: Books

Stuart Elden, ‘The Archaeology of Foucault’, Modern French Research Seminar, University of Cambridge (online), 31 January 2022

I’ll be speaking about my ongoing Foucault work, and particularly the book on the 1960s, in an online seminar for the University of Cambridge on 31 January 2022 at 5-6.30pm. The public registration link for the seminar is here.

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 13: drafting the chapters on The Archaeology of Knowledge and sexuality; moving to work on madness and medicine

My optimistic idea of having a complete, even if very rough, draft of The Archaeology of Foucault before Christmas didn’t happen. I’d liked the idea of having a complete text, which I could then print and leave for a while … Continue reading

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Theodore Kisiel (1930-2021) – Daily Nous notice and obituary

Daily Nous has the news of the death of Theodore Kisiel. The obituary linked is a good summary of his work. I met him a couple of times at conferences – in Denton, North Texas and Meßkirch. He was always … Continue reading

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Shifting Territory and Sovereignty: People, Place and Power – interview on Radio Northern Beaches

Shifting Territory and Sovereignty: People, Place and Power – interview on Radio Northern Beaches with Michael Lester, Not a great recording of my voice, but hopefully listenable. in conversation with stuart elden, professor, political theory and geography, warwick university, uk, … Continue reading

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Indo-European thought in twentieth-century France – the next major project

Although the manuscript on Foucault in the 1960s is not complete, the end is in sight, and I hope to have most of it done by early 2022. That book will complete my four-volume intellectual history of Foucault’s entire career. … Continue reading

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Books received – Kristeva, Lacan, Cahiers pour l’analyse, Benveniste

All bought second-hand, including the issue of Cahiers pour l’analyse with the questions to Foucault and his reply.

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 12: archival work in Paris on drafts of The Archaeology of Knowledge and Foucault’s notebooks

As the last update on this book said, I was able to make a trip to Paris over reading week. I spent most of the time at the BNF working on archival materials related to The Archaeology of Knowledge. There is a manuscript on philosophical … Continue reading

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Henri Lefebvre, On the Rural: Economy, Sociology, Geography – edited by Stuart Elden and Adam David Morton, translated by Robert Bononno and others, University of Minnesota Press, March 2022

Henri Lefebvre, On the Rural: Economy, Sociology, Geography – edited by Stuart Elden and Adam David Morton, translated by Robert Bononno and others, University of Minnesota Press, March 2022 Now listed on the University of Minnesota Press site, with description … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 11: A new term, work on Nietzsche and planning another archive trip

While the start of term was as busy as ever, I have managed to keep a bit of time each week to work on this project. So far at least this term seems more manageable than the equivalent last year, and … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault, Phénoménologie et Psychologie 1953-1954, edited by Philippe Sabot, Gallimard/Seuil/EHESS, November 2021

Michel Foucault, Phénoménologie et Psychologie 1953-1954, edited by Philippe Sabot, Gallimard/Seuil/EHESS, November 2021 The next volume of the courses and manuscripts before the Collège de France is a really interesting one. I discuss this in The Early Foucault, but it … Continue reading

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