Category Archives: Jacques Lacan

The Early Foucault update 17: Canguilhem, Beinecke library and back to Foucault

I wrote the last update on this book over two months ago, just as I was finishing up an extended research visit to Paris. Since then I’ve mainly been focusing on the Canguilhem manuscript, which is inching toward a near … Continue reading

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Catherine Millot, Life with Lacan reviewed by Stuart Jeffries in The Spectator

The English translation of Catherine Millot, Life with Lacan is reviewed by Stuart Jeffries in The Spectator The review is open access. Here’s Polity’s description of the book. ‘There was a time when I felt that I had grasped Lacan’s essential … Continue reading

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Books received (2) – Lacan, Sartre, Schmitt, Carver, Foucault, Mukerji, Husserl

Books in recompense for review work for Polity and Routledge, including Lacan, Sartre, Schmitt, Carver, Foucault, Mukerji, Husserl. Lacan’s The Triumph of Religion and Transference are fairly recent translations, as is Carl Schmitt’s Ex Captivitate Salus, by Matthew Hannah. Terrell … Continue reading

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Books received – Foucault, Lacan, Heidegger, Custer, Deutscher & Haddad, Nieuwenhuis & Crouch

The most recent volume of Foucault’s lectures in English, Lacan’s Autre Ecrits, Heidegger’s Zollikoner Seminare, the edited collection on Foucault/Derrida: Fifty Years Later and Marijn Nieuwenhuis and David Crouch’s The Question of Space: Interrogating the Spatial Turn between Disciplines. The … Continue reading

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Books received – Ryzinski, Jünger, Geroulanous, Lacan, Barraqué

Remigiusz Ryzinski’s Foucault w Warszawie, Ernst Jünger, The Worker, Stefanos Geroulanous, Transparency in Postwar France: A Critical History of the Present, two volumes of Lacan’s seminar, and Jean Barraqué’s Écrits. Stefanos kindly sent a copy of his book, and the … Continue reading

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10 Critical Theory Books That Came Out in October (and Sept.)

10 Critical Theory Books That Came Out in October (and Sept.) at Critical-Theory – Heidegger’s Black Notebooks, Lacan, Bourdieu, Derrida and more.

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Books received – Bibliotheca Walleriana, Foucault, Derrida, Deleuze, Garcia, Shakespeare, Lacan, Delanda and Harman

Mainly sent in recompense for review work, but also a copy of the Bibliotheca Walleriana – the guide to the library of Erik Waller housed at Uppsala University. Foucault used this extensively in his work on the History of Madness. … Continue reading

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Books received – Merleau-Ponty, Lacan, Low, Amoore & Piotukh, de Bodt, TCS

Some recently received books, mainly in recompense for review work, along with Saskia de Bodt’s Children of Holland and the new issue of Theory, Culture and Society on ‘Geosocial Formations and the Anthropocene’.

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The Early Foucault update 6: Foucault’s teachers, and returning to his work on Binswanger

I’ve largely been able to continue the focus of the last update, with a series of fairly uninterrupted days’ research and writing. Aside from continuing work on Lacan, I’ve also been looking at the people who taught Foucault. Merleau-Ponty is … Continue reading

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The textual issues around Foucault’s ‘What is an Author?’

While it is somewhat outside the time period I am currently working on, Foucault’s ‘What is an Author?’ lecture is interesting because it is one of the few instances for which there is a textual record of an engagement between … Continue reading

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