Category Archives: The Archaeology of Foucault

Books received – Edelstein, Geroulanos & Wheatley, Balzac, Lévi-Strauss, Lichnerowicz et. al., Mallory & Adams, Derrida

A mix of recently received books – the new translations of Balzac’s Lost Souls and Derrida’s Clang from University of Minnesota Press in recompense for review work, and Dan Edelstein, Stefanos Geroulanos & Natascha Wheatley (eds.), Power and Time: Temporalities … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 5: Proofs of The Early Foucault, connected work on dynasties, Canguilhem, Dumézil and Hyppolite

It’s been a while since the last update, and I’d hoped that the Christmas break, a slightly lighter teaching load in term 2 and a reading week would see me make a bit more progress on this manuscript. I haven’t … Continue reading

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Books received – Rose, Balibar, Martinet, Lévi-Strauss, Harker, Dumézil

Books for the Foucault research, along with a few in recompense for review work for Verso, and Christopher Harker, Spacing Debt: Obligations, Violence, and Endurance in Ramallah, Palestine, sent by Duke University Press, and the new translation of Claude Lévi-Strauss, Wild … Continue reading

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Books received – Lévi-Strauss, Hyppolite, Balibar, Balibar & Wallenstein, Dumézil, Neocleous, Eliade, Benveniste

Mainly second-hand books for the ongoing Foucault research and related projects, but also a copy of Mark Neocleous, A Critical Theory of Police Power, and Etienne Balibar, Passions du concept, sent by their authors.

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Books received – Paine, Du Bois, Lévi-Strauss, Hyppolite, Martinet, de Saussure, Ewald, Della Dora

Paine and Du Bois are for teaching, the others relate to the ongoing Foucault work, along with a long-awaited copy of Veronica Della Dora’s excellent book The Mantle of the Earth: Genealogies of a Geographical Metaphor, which I read in … Continue reading

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Journal of the History of Ideas blog – The Year in Review: Best of 2020

Journal of the History of Ideas blog – The Year in Review: Best of 2020 They are kind enough to include my two-part interview on Foucault with Jonas Knatz and Anne Schult Historicizing Foucault: Stuart Elden on Tracing Foucault’s Ideas … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault Update 4: The term from hell, Foucault in Brazil and Tunisia, and the problems of archival research in a pandemic

This was an exceptionally difficult term – probably the hardest I can remember in twenty-five years of working in universities. It was very hard to make any progress on this manuscript – the fourth and final book in this sequence … Continue reading

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Books received – Lévi-Strauss, Wilcken, Mill, Rancière, Badiou, Salmon, Sirinelli

Some books bought recently for the Foucault work, related projects and J.S. Mill for teaching. I’m teaching the history of political thought again this year, and while I have most of the texts we’re using, didn’t have Mill’s Considerations on … Continue reading

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It was fifty years ago today… Michel Foucault’s inaugural lecture at the Collège de France, 2 December 1970

On 2 December 1970, Michel Foucault delivered his inaugural lecture at the Collège de France. He was 44 years old. My thanks to Marcelo Hoffman for alerting me to this anniversary. Had this not been such a crazy term, it … Continue reading

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Four more papers from the ‘Foucault before the Collège de France’ special issue of Theory, Culture & Society

Four more papers from the ‘Foucault before the Collège de France’ special issue of Theory, Culture & Society, which I’m co-editing with Orazio Irrera and Daniele Lorenzini, are available online first. These require subscription. Rainer Nicolaysen, Foucault in Hamburg. Notes … Continue reading

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