Category Archives: The Early Foucault

The Early Foucault Update 32: Unable to finish a manuscript during lockdown

While these are strange and disruptive times, as much as I’m able, I’m trying to make progress on this book manuscript. I’d intended to submit it to Polity by the end of April, but that unfortunately wasn’t possible. I can … Continue reading

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Terrains and Territories – Stuart Elden and Nico Buitendag discussion at Undisciplined

Terrains and Territories – Stuart Elden and Nico Buitendag discussion at Undisciplined Many thanks to Nico for this invitation, and for a wide-ranging discussion that touches on nearly everything I’ve worked on. This is part of a series of discussions … Continue reading

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“Foucault Was Always Much More Circumspect”: Stuart Elden on Foucault’s Politics and the Rediscovery of His Early Years – 2nd part of Journal of the History of Ideas interview

The second part of my interview with Jonas Knatz and Anne Schult for the Journal of History of Ideas blog is now available – “Foucault Was Always Much More Circumspect”: Stuart Elden on Foucault’s Politics and the Rediscovery of His … Continue reading

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Historicizing Foucault: Stuart Elden on Tracing Foucault’s Ideas from Discipline and Punish to the History of Sexuality

Historicizing Foucault: Stuart Elden on Tracing Foucault’s Ideas from Discipline and Punish to the History of Sexuality – part 1 of a longer interview at the Journal of History of Ideas blog, conducted earlier this month. My thanks to Anne … Continue reading

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Cancelled – Advances in Political Geography workshop, St John’s College, University of Oxford, 28 May 2020

The Advances in Political Geography workshop, to be held at St John’s College, University of Oxford, on 28 May 2020 has been cancelled. This means that all my forthcoming talks have now been cancelled, though the organisers and I hope … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault Update 31: IMEC, Paris, Uppsala and the impact of the coronavirus

As an earlier post said, I’ve had to cancel two talks – in New York and Bologna – and some archival work because of the current medical situation. There is a bit more on that below, but as much as … Continue reading

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Some Moments from the Foucault Archives – two audio recordings of talks at Warwick and TCS

Earlier this year I gave two talks on my work for The Early Foucault, discussing how I am using archives to trace this story. I recorded both talks, but was not planning on sharing them until I’d given some others … Continue reading

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NYU and Bologna talks cancelled

Unfortunately two forthcoming talks, at New York University on 26 March 2020 and at the University of Bologna on 12 May 2020, have been cancelled. The organisers and I hope they can been rearranged for a later date. I cut my time … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 30: working at the BnF, Collège de France, Archives Nationales, and Sorbonne

In the last update, I mentioned the work I’d been doing in Paris and Tübingen, and said I’d agreed to write a book on Foucault in the 1960s, again for Polity, with the working title of The Archaeology of Foucault … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault, Binswanger et l’analyse existentielle, edited by Elisabetta Basso – EHESS/Gallimard/Seuil, April 2020

Michel Foucault, Binswanger et l’analyse existentielle, edited by Elisabetta Basso – EHESS/Gallimard/Seuil, forthcoming April 2020. Nothing on the publisher sites yet, but it is listed in online bookstores. More details when available. This is a substantial text by Foucault which … Continue reading

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