Category Archives: The Archaeology of Foucault

Indo-European thought project update 7: Working on Dumézil’s teaching, a few research resources, and some archival work in Paris

I’ve made some progress with the Indo-European project over the past few weeks. Not as much as I’d hoped, and it feels a bit unsystematic at this point, but early work is often like that. This has included a couple … Continue reading

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Two reviews of The Early Foucault (Polity, 2021) by Colin Koopman and Jasper Friedrich – and a note on Heidegger

There are two recent reviews of The Early Foucault by Colin Koopman at The Review of Politics (requires subscription) and Jasper Friedrich at Foucault Studies (open access). They are generous and appreciative, though not uncritical. I’m grateful to both for taking the time to … Continue reading

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Indo-European Thought project update 5: Reading Saussure

With the proofs and index of The Archaeology of Foucault complete, the next thing will hopefully be receiving an advance copy toward the end of the year. The new edition of Dumézil’s Mitra-Varuna is now in production with HAU books, and should be out … Continue reading

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Indo-European Thought project update 4: Editing and Introducing Dumézil’s Mitra-Varuna, and working with Foucault’s Lecture Courses 

Editing Georges Dumézil’s Mitra-Varuna has taken far longer than I expected, but I think the text of the book is now complete. The major challenge, as I’ve indicated before, was the process of checking, completing and sometimes correcting Dumézil’s references. I’ve been mainly … Continue reading

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Stuart Elden, The Archaeology of Foucault – Polity, December 2022, cover and preorder details

The final book in my series of studies of Foucault, The Archaeology of Foucault, is due for publication with Polity in December 2022. On 20 May 1961 Foucault defended his two doctoral theses; on 2 December 1970 he gave his … Continue reading

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Indo-European Thought project update 3: Paris – Foucault, Canguilhem, Dumézil

I had a good two-week visit to Paris, where I worked at both the Mitterand and Richelieu sites of the Bibliothèque nationale, the Collège de France and the École normale supérieure. It was something of a transitional trip, doing a … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault, Madness, Language, Literature, edited by Henri-Paul Fruchaud, Daniele Lorenzini, and Judith Revel, translated by Robert Bononno, University of Chicago Press, February 2023

Michel Foucault, Madness, Language, Literature, edited by Henri-Paul Fruchaud, Daniele Lorenzini, and Judith Revel, translated by Robert Bononno, University of Chicago Press, February 2023 Newly published lectures by Foucault on madness, literature, and structuralism. Perceiving an enigmatic relationship between madness, language, … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 15: submission of the revised manuscript and the end of the project

On Wednesday afternoon, I submitted the final, revised manuscript of The Archaeology of Foucault to Polity. I’d submitted the manuscript for review in February during Warwick’s reading week, and had two very positive and useful reports back at the end of March. … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 14: working on madness and medicine and a complete draft

Although I’ve been teaching this term, I have also been working hard on the manuscript of The Archaeology of Foucault, in particular completing one chapter for which I had some draft material before. It’s the first chapter of the book, … Continue reading

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’Message ou bruit?’ Resituating a short text by Foucault on medicine

I’ve mentioned before how Dits et écrits, which is an excellent collection, can sometimes decontextualise a piece by Foucault, making it hard to see why it was written. Tracking down the original publication of pieces can often be difficult but is … Continue reading

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