Category Archives: The Early Foucault

Future work and summer plans – Shakespeare, Canguilhem, Lefebvre and back to Foucault

Although the Shakespeare Territories book is coming out in a few months, I’ve been back working on Shakespeare. Initially this was for a summary article of the book’s argument for a short article for Territory, Politics, Governance, which should be … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 17: Canguilhem, Beinecke library and back to Foucault

I wrote the last update on this book over two months ago, just as I was finishing up an extended research visit to Paris. Since then I’ve mainly been focusing on the Canguilhem manuscript, which is inching toward a near … Continue reading

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Books received – Delaporte, Lecourt, Ginestier, Eribon, Lichnerowicz, Perroux and Gadoffre

Some second-hand books for the Canguilhem and Foucault work

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The Early Foucault Update 16: Other writing, and working on the Lille courses, the Hegel thesis and Canguilhem in Paris

I began 2018 with some shorter pieces to write, which took me away from the focus on The Early Foucault, even though two of them were on Foucault. First was a piece for the American Book Review, which is hosting … Continue reading

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Back to writing in 2018 – Foucault, Canguilhem and Lefebvre

As the blog posts of the last couple of days indicate, I’m back at my desk working. The first writing submitted this year was a 2000 word piece entitled ‘Foucault, Biography, and Posthumous Publications’, destined for the American Book Review. … Continue reading

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A year in review – publications, writing, talks, etc.

This is my last day of work in 2017. Tomorrow we head to Tenerife for ten days holiday, hoping for sunshine and lots of cycling. The last major work task I completed today was the copyediting queries for Shakespearean Territories. … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault Update 15: Working on Maladie mentale et personnalité and some archival and library work in Paris

Earlier this month I finished working through Maladie mentale et personnalité, which I discussed beginning in the last update, and have drafted a substantial section analyzing the book. I imagine I can only use a fraction of the quotes I … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault Update 14 – another month of slow, steady progress

It’s been a month since the last update on this book, and it’s been another one of slow, steady progress. As I said in the last update, before term began I made a list of smaller tasks which I thought … Continue reading

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Stuart Elden’s Foucault books reviewed and discussed (PAIS News)

Stuart Elden’s Foucault books reviewed and discussed Stuart Elden’s two books Foucault’s Last Decade (Polity 2016) and Foucault: The Birth of Power (Polity 2017) have recently been reviewed and discussed in a number of places. A review of both books can be found in The … Continue reading

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The differences between the English and French versions of Foucault’s 1983 interview on Raymond Roussel

As an appendix to the English translation of Foucault’s book on Raymond Roussel, entitled Death and the Labyrinth, there is an interview with the translator Charles Ruas. It’s a revealing interview in many ways, but the particular interest I have … Continue reading

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