Category Archives: The Early Foucault

The Early Foucault Update 28 – second half of the manuscript, Swiss archives and asylums

Term 1 is when I do most of my teaching, but I’ve been doing a little bit of work on my The Early Foucault manuscript most days. I’ve mainly been reworking the organisation of the second half of the text. Chapter 6 … Continue reading

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Foucault resources – some updates and reorganisation

While I’ve been writing the sequence of books on Foucault for Polity – Foucault’s Last Decade;  Foucault: The Birth of Power and the ongoing The Early Foucault – I’ve been making available some research resources. These have included bibliographies, lists of audio and … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault Update 27: Paris, Wales, Kant

Thankfully, this book manuscript has been the main focus again of work over the past month. I’ve been continuing to work on Foucault’s relation to Dumézil, on Foucault’s time in Warsaw and Hamburg, and other things in the later 1950s. … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 26 – Defert, Wahl, Warsaw, Hamburg, Dumézil

Since the last update, and a short holiday in Wales, I’ve been systematically going through each of the previously drafted chapters, and doing a bit of reorganization. I’ve also worked through all the issues of Le Magazine Littéraire which have theme … Continue reading

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Books received – Martin Jones, Cities and Regions in Crisis and some for the early Foucault work

A copy of Martin Jones, Cities and Regions in Crisis, generously sent by Martin, and some second-hand ones for The Early Foucault work. Clavel, Mauriac and Italiaander all knew Foucault at different times, and Pestana is a useful study of his early … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 25 – back after a long break on other projects

It’s been over five months since I posted an update on The Early Foucault, and it is only in the last couple of weeks that I’ve really been back at work on the manuscript. In the spring and early summer … Continue reading

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British Academy/Leverhulme grant for archival work on the early Foucault

I’m very pleased to say that I’ve been awarded a British Academy/Leverhulme small grant for a project entitled ‘The Early Foucault: Retracing Intellectual History through Archival Sources’. As regular readers of the blog will know, I’ve been working on the first … Continue reading

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Books received – Sartre, Althusser, Macey, Derrida, Edkins and Zehfuss

Three books for the Foucault work; the new edition of David Macey’s The Lives of Michel Foucault, with an afterword by me, and the third edition of Jenny Edkins and Maja Zehfuss, Global Politics. The last has a chapter from me … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault Update 24: textual comparisons and archive work at BnF, CAPHÉS and IMEC

Since the last update I have been continuing to work on several different aspects of the work for both The Early Foucault and a planned book on the 1960s. Initially I finished up the work comparing the 1954 text Maladie mentale … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault, “La magie – le fait social total” – a 1950s lecture published in Zilsel (2017), with an introduction by Jean-François Bert

I missed this before, but a previously unpublished lecture from the 1950s, appeared in the journal Zilsel, No 2, in 2017. It was introduced by Jean-François Bert. Jean-François Bert, “Michel Foucault défenseur de l’ethnologie: « La magie – le fait social total », une … Continue reading

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