Category Archives: The Early Foucault

Discussion of The Early Foucault (@politybooks, 2021) on the Hermitix podcast

On the Hermitix podcast (stream or download) I discuss The Early Foucault, forthcoming with Polity in 2021. Also on Youtube. Stuart Elden is Professor of Political Theory and Geography at University of Warwick. He is the author of multiple books … Continue reading

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Journal of the History of Ideas blog – The Year in Review: Best of 2020

Journal of the History of Ideas blog – The Year in Review: Best of 2020 They are kind enough to include my two-part interview on Foucault with Jonas Knatz and Anne Schult Historicizing Foucault: Stuart Elden on Tracing Foucault’s Ideas … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Christmas

In a fascinating interview about Foucault, ‘The Materiality of a Working Life‘ (open access; original French), Daniel Defert talks about his daily routines, and how these were similar year round: No no, weekends didn’t exist! We would go to see … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault Update 4: The term from hell, Foucault in Brazil and Tunisia, and the problems of archival research in a pandemic

This was an exceptionally difficult term – probably the hardest I can remember in twenty-five years of working in universities. It was very hard to make any progress on this manuscript – the fourth and final book in this sequence … Continue reading

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Stuart Elden, ‘Foucault as Translator of Binswanger and von Weizsäcker’ – video abstract and open access article

Stuart Elden, ‘Foucault as Translator of Binswanger and von Weizsäcker‘ – The video abstract for this open access article is now available: Foucault’s Introduction to a translation of Ludwig Binswanger’s essay ‘Dream and Existence’ was published in late 1954. The … Continue reading

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Four more papers from the ‘Foucault before the Collège de France’ special issue of Theory, Culture & Society

Four more papers from the ‘Foucault before the Collège de France’ special issue of Theory, Culture & Society, which I’m co-editing with Orazio Irrera and Daniele Lorenzini, are available online first. These require subscription. Rainer Nicolaysen, Foucault in Hamburg. Notes … Continue reading

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Stuart Elden, ‘Foucault as Translator of Binswanger and von Weizsäcker’, Theory, Culture & Society, 2020 (open access)

My article ‘Foucault as Translator of Binswanger and von Weizsäcker‘, is now available online first in Theory, Culture & Society, 2020 Foucault’s Introduction to a translation of Ludwig Binswanger’s essay ‘Dream and Existence’ was published in late 1954. The translation … Continue reading

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Stuart Elden, The Early Foucault – Polity, June 2021

Stuart Elden, The Early Foucault – Polity, June 2021 Great to see the Polity page for this book is now up, and to be able to share the cover and description here. It was not until 1961 that Foucault published … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 3: Early versions of some texts, the Port-Royal Grammar, Foucault’s work on literature, Bataille and Nietzsche, and a writing break in Wales

A lot of the time recently has been spent revising The Early Foucault, but that is now done, and in the run-up to term I spent a bit of time on this manuscript. Ordinarily I’d have had to spend this time preparing teaching, … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault Update 33: Completion of the manuscript, expanded table of contents, and moving into production

In the last update on the writing of this book, back in May, I talked about how the impact of the coronavirus had made it impossible to complete the manuscript. At that time, it wasn’t clear when I would be able … Continue reading

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