Category Archives: The Early Foucault

Foucault: The Birth of Power now available worldwide

Foucault: The Birth of Power is now available worldwide. The book is published by Polity, and the design fits with Foucault’s Last Decade which came out in 2016. There is a lot about Foucault’s political activism in this second book, … Continue reading

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Goldsmiths talk on early Foucault postponed

In my updates on my work on the early Foucault, I’ve mentioned that I was going to be speaking on 10 March at Goldsmiths. This talk is now going to be rescheduled for later in the year.

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Bibliothèque nationale – pictures of the renovated Richelieu building

In my reports of my work on Foucault, I’ve often talked about the Richelieu building of the Bibliothèque nationale where I’ve been working on his archive. Initially this was in a temporary space, passing through portacabins and past a lot … Continue reading

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Books received – Merleau-Ponty, Lecourt, Foucault, Canguilhem, Moore

Some books picked up in Paris and London – mainly for the early Foucault work, but also Margaret Moore’s A Political Theory of Territory, just out from OUP.

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The Early Foucault update 4: Merleau-Ponty, Canguilhem, a week in the archive and a book contract…

The past few weeks have felt like I am running a few different research careers in parallel, with ongoing things around Lefebvre, Shakespeare and the terrain work. This has meant dealing with publishers, grant bodies, and writing projects, as well … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault and Intellectual History – talk at the Institute of Historical Research, 2 February 2017

I’ll also be giving some talks on Foucault over the next couple of months. First, at the Philosophy of History seminar at the Institute of Historical Research, 2 February 2017 at 5.30pm. This talk will begin with a discussion of … Continue reading

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Books received – Canguilhem, Lefebvre, Farge and Foucault, Nail, Weber, Repo, Pasnau

Four books from OUP in recompense for review work (Thomas Nail, Theory of the Border; Cynthia Weber, Queer International Relations; Jemina Repo, The Biopolitics of Gender and Robert Pasnau, Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671), the long-awaited English translation of Arlette Farge and Michel … Continue reading

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Books received – Brenner, Foucault, Macauley, Binswanger

Neil Brenner’s Critique of Urbanization, the translation of Foucault’s Mental Illness and Psychology (for the intro by Hubert Dreyfus); David Macauley’s Elemental Philosophy and Ludwig Binswanger’s Ausgewählte Werke. Neil kindly sent me a copy of his book, the Macauley was recompense for review work, and … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 3: Another week at the Bibliothèque Nationale

I’ve just spent another week at the Bibliothèque Nationale manuscript room – newly renovated and now a dedicated space. This is at the older Richelieu site in the centre of the city. I worked through boxes relating to two key … Continue reading

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Books received – Binswanger, Canguilhem, Lacan

Some books for the new Foucault project – works by Georges Canguilhem and Jacques Lacan, picked up in Paris, and Jacqueline Verdeaux’s translation of Ludwig Binswanger’s Dream and Existence which Foucault advised and introduced.

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