Category Archives: The Early Foucault

2018 in review – publications, talks, other academic stuff, and looking ahead to 2019

My book Shakespearean Territories was published by University of Chicago Press right at the end of the year, although it doesn’t seem to be available everywhere just yet. A journal article previewing some of the book’s arguments appeared as “Why Should … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault Update 22: Acéphale, Critique, Foucault’s thesis, Uppsala, Sussex

In the second half of term I felt I made little progress, but have done a little reading and research in and around teaching, marking, meetings and other tasks. I did write the Introduction to a translation, which should be … Continue reading

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‘Foucault before the History of Madness: lectures, translations, Nietzsche’ – audio recording of Sussex talk

The audio recording of my talk on “Foucault before the History of Madness: lectures, translations, Nietzsche” given at the University of Sussex on 7 December 2018 is available here. Many thanks to Bal Sokhi-Bulley and Anna Gurmucio Ramberg for the … Continue reading

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Books received – Hollier, Bataille, Monk, Coleman & Agnew, Wahl

Denis Hollier, Le Collège de Sociologie; Georges Bataille, Choix de Lettres, 1917-1962; the first volume of Ray Monk’s life of Bertrand Russell, the new Theory, Culture & Society, the Handbook on the Geographies of Power, edited by Mat Coleman and … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault Update 21: Pushing Gravel Uphill

Just over two years ago, while I was having something to eat in Pasadena, before a conference on Early Modern Literary Geographies, I sketched out how a pair of books on Foucault’s work up until 1969 might look. I’ve been … Continue reading

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‘Foucault before The History of Madness’, Sussex, 7 December 2018

I’ll be speaking at the University of Sussex on 7 December 2018 on ‘Foucault before The History of Madness – Lectures, Translations, Nietzsche’. The talk draws on the research i’ve been doing for The Early Foucault. The ‘translations’ are ones made by Foucault … Continue reading

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Georges Bataille on Nietzsche, the journal Acéphale and the Secret Society

While I’ve mainly been consumed by start-of-term stuff, I have been following up on a few leads in relation to the Foucault work. One of these was a piece by Georges Bataille on Nietzsche, first published in his short-lived journal … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault Update 20: Paris, some cautions and future work

It’s been steady progress in the last part of summer on the manuscript of The Early Foucault. I had a few days in Paris in mid-September, where I did my usual pattern of working in the Richelieu site of the Bibliothèque Nationale … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault Update 19: A Writing and Cycling Retreat in the Peak District

I’m just back from a couple of weeks in the Peak District, in the south near Bakewell and the north in Holmfirth. The idea was to have a consolidated period of work on this book. The internet connection was somewhere … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 18: back to work, and thinking about the 1960s

It’s taken longer than anticipated for me to return to the work on The Early Foucault. The last update was back in April. Through the spring the book on Canguilhem was drafted, revised and then submitted to Polity Press on 4 … Continue reading

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