Category Archives: The Early Foucault

British Academy/Leverhulme grant for archival work on the early Foucault

I’m very pleased to say that I’ve been awarded a British Academy/Leverhulme small grant for a project entitled ‘The Early Foucault: Retracing Intellectual History through Archival Sources’. As regular readers of the blog will know, I’ve been working on the first … Continue reading

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Books received – Sartre, Althusser, Macey, Derrida, Edkins and Zehfuss

Three books for the Foucault work; the new edition of David Macey’s The Lives of Michel Foucault, with an afterword by me, and the third edition of Jenny Edkins and Maja Zehfuss, Global Politics. The last has a chapter from me … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault Update 24: textual comparisons and archive work at BnF, CAPHÉS and IMEC

Since the last update I have been continuing to work on several different aspects of the work for both The Early Foucault and a planned book on the 1960s. Initially I finished up the work comparing the 1954 text Maladie mentale … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault, “La magie – le fait social total” – a 1950s lecture published in Zilsel (2017), with an introduction by Jean-François Bert

I missed this before, but a previously unpublished lecture from the 1950s, appeared in the journal Zilsel, No 2, in 2017. It was introduced by Jean-François Bert. Jean-François Bert, “Michel Foucault défenseur de l’ethnologie: « La magie – le fait social total », une … Continue reading

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The changes between Foucault’s Maladie mentale et personnalité (1954) and Maladie mentale et psychologie (1962)

  As mentioned in the last update on my research for The Early Foucault, I have done a comparison of the 1954 text Maladie mentale et personnalité and the 1962 Maladie mentale et psychologie. The full analysis can be found here. Foucault … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault Update 23: the Hegel thesis and other manuscripts, Jean Wahl and Maladie mentale

I’ve been continuing work on The Early Foucault manuscript, which is coming together quite well. After the Christmas and New Year break, I submitted a book review and chapter on quite different topics. I’m now in Paris, where I’ve been … Continue reading

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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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