Category Archives: The Early Foucault

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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Michel Foucault, La Question anthropologique. Cours, 1954-1955 (2022)

Originally posted on Foucault News:
Michel Foucault, La Question anthropologique. Cours, 1954-1955, EHSS, Gallimard Seuil, 10 juin 2022 Qu’est-ce que l’homme ? Michel Foucault, au mitan des années 1950, consacre une partie de son enseignement, dispensé à l’université de Lille…

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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 Early Foucault talk, the end of term and 3 million blog visits

Today I enjoyed speaking about the work that went into The Early Foucault with the Genealogy in the Humanities project (Syracuse University and Cornell University). Thanks to Alex Livingston and Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson for organising, and those who attended and asked questions. … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault – discussed at the New Books in Critical Theory podcast with Dave O’Brien

The Early Foucault is discussed at the New Books in Critical Theory podcast with Dave O’Brien What were the key ideas and influences on Michel Foucault’s early career? In The Early Foucault (Polity Press, 2021), Stuart Elden, Professor of Political Theory and Geography at … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 13: drafting the chapters on The Archaeology of Knowledge and sexuality; moving to work on madness and medicine

My optimistic idea of having a complete, even if very rough, draft of The Archaeology of Foucault before Christmas didn’t happen. I’d liked the idea of having a complete text, which I could then print and leave for a while … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 11: A new term, work on Nietzsche and planning another archive trip

While the start of term was as busy as ever, I have managed to keep a bit of time each week to work on this project. So far at least this term seems more manageable than the equivalent last year, and … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault, Phénoménologie et Psychologie 1953-1954, edited by Philippe Sabot, Gallimard/Seuil/EHESS, November 2021

Michel Foucault, Phénoménologie et Psychologie 1953-1954, edited by Philippe Sabot, Gallimard/Seuil/EHESS, November 2021 The next volume of the courses and manuscripts before the Collège de France is a really interesting one. I discuss this in The Early Foucault, but it … Continue reading

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Stuart Elden: The Early Foucault reviewed by Michael Maiden, Phenomenological Reviews

The Early Foucault (Polity, 2021) is reviewed by Michael Maiden at Phenomenological Reviews Stuart Elden’s The Early Foucault is the third of a four-volume study of the origins and development of Michel Foucault’s thought. This book is the first one regarding the … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 10: cycling in Wales, work on The Order of Things, Nietzsche and a short trip to Paris

In the last part of the summer I was able to make some good progress on this manuscript. In late August and early September I had two-week writing and cycling break in Wales. The weather was good until the last … Continue reading

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