Category Archives: The Early Foucault

British Academy 10-Minute Talks: The Early Foucault

I was pleased to be asked to give one of the British Academy 10-Minute Talks on The Early Foucault (Polity, 2021) The world’s leading professors explain the latest thinking in the humanities and social sciences in just 10 minutes. In … Continue reading

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Stuart Elden, The Early Foucault – Polity, June 2021 now published

Stuart Elden, The Early Foucault – Polity, June 2021 The book is now published, in both hardback and paperback, and is in bookstores, though getting copies outside of the UK might still take a while. It’s available as an e-book … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 6: the state of the manuscript, limited work in libraries, and editing work on Lefebvre and Dumézil

The big news for my Foucault work is the publication of The Early Foucault later this week. There is a piece on the Polity blog about the book here. But I’ve also been slowly working on the last of this … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault, Binswanger et l’analyse existentielle , edited by Elisabetta Basso – EHESS/Seuil/Gallimard, May 2021

Michel Foucault, Binswanger et l’analyse existentielle, edited by Elisabetta Basso – EHESS/Seuil/Gallimard, May 2021 En 1954 paraît en traduction française Le Rêve et l’Existence du psychiatre suisse Ludwig Binswanger, accompagné d’une introduction de Michel Foucault. Le philosophe y annonce un « ouvrage … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 5: Proofs of The Early Foucault, connected work on dynasties, Canguilhem, Dumézil and Hyppolite

It’s been a while since the last update, and I’d hoped that the Christmas break, a slightly lighter teaching load in term 2 and a reading week would see me make a bit more progress on this manuscript. I haven’t … Continue reading

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Stuart Elden, The Early Foucault, Polity, June 2021 – three endorsements

Stuart Elden, The Early Foucault – Polity, June 2021 Three really generous endorsements for the book, from people whose own work I really admire. ‘Elden’s compendious coverage of Foucault’s intellectual career constitutes the contemporary apogee of scholarship on Foucault.’Mark G. … Continue reading

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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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