Category Archives: People

Edward (E.P.) Thompson and Dorothy Thompson website

Edward (E.P.) Thompson and Dorothy Thompson resources page on the Verso site Edward and Dorothy Thompson were historians and activists. They met in 1945, and worked together on the international youth brigade which helped to build the railway in Tito’s Yugoslavia. Soon afterwards they … Continue reading

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Louis Althusser’s 1967-68 course on ‘philosophy for scientists’ – publications and online archive

Between 1967 and 1968. Louis Althusser and some of his students delivered a course at the ENS pitched as philosophy for scientists or non-philosophers. Some parts of the course have been published, including Alain Badiou’s Le concept du modèle in … Continue reading

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Stuart Elden, ‘The Archaeology of Foucault’, Modern French Research Seminar, University of Cambridge (online), 31 January 2022

I’ll be speaking about my ongoing Foucault work, and particularly the book on the 1960s, in an online seminar for the University of Cambridge on 31 January 2022 at 5-6.30pm. The public registration link for the seminar is here.

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Jean Hyppolite, Genèse et structure de la Phénoménologie de l’esprit de Hegel – Classiques Garnier, January 2022

Jean Hyppolite, Genèse et structure de la Phénoménologie de l’esprit de Hegel – Classiques Garnier, January 2022, edited by Giuseppe Bianco Genèse et structure de la Phénoménologie de l’esprit de Hegel, la thèse principale de Jean Hyppolite, publiée pour la première fois … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Vuillerod, La naissance de l’anti-hégélianisme: Louis Althusser et Michel Foucault, lecteurs de Hegel – ENS 2022 

Jean-Baptiste Vuillerod, La naissance de l’anti-hégélianisme: Louis Althusser et Michel Foucault, lecteurs de Hegel – ENS 2022 Contre une lecture simpliste de l’anti-hégélianisme que Louis Althusser et Michel Foucault ont défendu dans les années 1960, l’ouvrage propose un parcours dans les textes … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 13: drafting the chapters on The Archaeology of Knowledge and sexuality; moving to work on madness and medicine

My optimistic idea of having a complete, even if very rough, draft of The Archaeology of Foucault before Christmas didn’t happen. I’d liked the idea of having a complete text, which I could then print and leave for a while … Continue reading

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Theodore Kisiel (1930-2021) – Daily Nous notice and obituary

Daily Nous has the news of the death of Theodore Kisiel. The obituary linked is a good summary of his work. I met him a couple of times at conferences – in Denton, North Texas and Meßkirch. He was always … Continue reading

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My favourite academic books of 2021

At the end of each year I’ve posted a list of academic books I liked (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020). The criteria was simply that they were published in that year (or late the previous year), and that I read and appreciated … Continue reading

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Foucault Studies 31 now published (open access)

Foucault Studies 31 now published. As ever, all articles are open access. It includes a symposium on Richard Shusterman’s Ars Erotica and the collection of the Prison Information Group’s Intolerable, other articles and reviews. The entire issue can be downloaded … Continue reading

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Shifting Territory and Sovereignty: People, Place and Power – interview on Radio Northern Beaches

Shifting Territory and Sovereignty: People, Place and Power – interview on Radio Northern Beaches with Michael Lester, Not a great recording of my voice, but hopefully listenable. in conversation with stuart elden, professor, political theory and geography, warwick university, uk, … Continue reading

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