Category Archives: The Archaeology of Foucault

The Archaeology of Foucault update 9: further work on linguistics, Roussel and the 1970 visits to Buffalo and Japan

This manuscript is slowly coming together. I’ve continued working on the linguistics and literary analysis texts in Folie, langage, littérature. For space reasons, I’ve had to keep the discussion of these down, though in many respects they reinforce or supplement points made in the … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 8: a nearly complete draft of the chapter on art, and progress with literature and linguistics

One excellent piece of advice I picked up sometime in June was that while it might make sense to think of the autumn term as the beginning of the academic year, for research it makes sense to think of the … Continue reading

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A minor note on the two versions of Foucault’s ‘This is Not a Pipe’, and the problems of the translation in Essential Works

Foucault’s text on René Magritte, “Ceci n’est pas une pipe”, was published first in French in 1968 (reprinted in Dits et écrits as text 53), and then in a revised and expanded form as a book in 1973. The 1973 book was … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 7: more UK library work on Foucault and Dumézil; Foucault work on literature and art

Now that marking is complete, and the end of term is here, it’s been great to regain time and focus for this work. Some of the nice comments I had about The Early Foucault helped to encourage this. I’m not tired of this book, … Continue reading

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Alison Downham Moore and Stuart Elden, review essay on ‘Foucault’s 1960s lectures on sexuality’ (open access)

Alison Downham Moore and Stuart Elden, review essay on ‘Foucault’s 1960s lectures on sexuality‘, Theory, Culture & Society (open access) This is part of the special issue on ‘Foucault Before the Collège de France’, which I’m co-editing with Orazio Irrera … Continue reading

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Stuart Elden, The Early Foucault – Polity, June 2021 now published

Stuart Elden, The Early Foucault – Polity, June 2021 The book is now published, in both hardback and paperback, and is in bookstores, though getting copies outside of the UK might still take a while. It’s available as an e-book … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 6: the state of the manuscript, limited work in libraries, and editing work on Lefebvre and Dumézil

The big news for my Foucault work is the publication of The Early Foucault later this week. There is a piece on the Polity blog about the book here. But I’ve also been slowly working on the last of this … Continue reading

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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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