Category Archives: The Early Foucault

Books received – Spitzer, Foucault, RIPE, TCS, Binswanger

Foucault translated an essay in this Spitzer collection (see my query over dating here); the first edition of Folie et déraison: Histoire de la folie à l’âge classique; Binswanger’s analysis of Suzanne Urban; and the new issues of RIPE and TCS. … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 2 – Uppsala, Binswanger, Lacan and Bedlam

While I did take a proper break over Christmas and the New Year, I have been continuing work on the very early Foucault. One of the things I’ve done is some initial research on the time he spent in Uppsala. … Continue reading

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Books received – Lacan and Binswanger

The French originals of Lacan’s first two published seminars, and some French and English translations of Binswanger’s work. More preparatory reading for the project on the early Foucault.

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Ludwig Binswanger – a bibliography of major German works and available French or English translations

As part of my work on the early Foucault, I’ve been doing some work on Ludwig Binswanger, including finding several of his works. For my own purposes I compiled a bibliography of his major German works, and all the work … Continue reading

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Books received – Foucault, Binswanger, Lacan

Some recently bought books for the project on the early Foucault – a seminar by Lacan which he likely attended, some works by Binswanger and the original source of one of his first publications.

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A year in review – talks, publications and writing, plus links to my ‘best-of’ lists

I began 2016 with a lengthy manuscript on the 1969-75 period of Foucault’s work, partly developed from the large sections cut from the manuscript of Foucault’s Last Decade. The main task accomplished in the first part of this year was … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 1: a week at the Bibliothèque Nationale

My post at the end of last week on beginning work on a possible book on the early Foucault got some attention and enthusiasm, for which I am grateful. By the time I posted it I was already in Paris, … Continue reading

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Jacques Lacan’s earliest seminars from 1952-53 – a question

Jacques Lacan began his weekly seminars in 1951, and these moved to the Sainte-Anne hospital in 1952. There are reports that from the first Sainte-Anne series these were typed by a shorthand typist. These shorthand typescripts were the basis for … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault – beginning work on a possible book

When I was in Australia early last year I bumped into Mark Kelly on the University of Melbourne campus. We had a conversation about the work each of us was doing on Foucault, and I said that after I’d finished … Continue reading

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When did Foucault translate Leo Spitzer?

One of the few translations made by Michel Foucault, and perhaps the most unusual, was an essay by literary theorist Leo Spitzer. It was published as “Arts du langage et linguistique”, in Leo Spitzer, Etudes de style, Paris: Gallimard, 1970, pp. 45-78. (There are … Continue reading

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