Category Archives: Georges Dumézil

Indo-European thought in twentieth-century France – the next major project

Although the manuscript on Foucault in the 1960s is not complete, the end is in sight, and I hope to have most of it done by early 2022. That book will complete my four-volume intellectual history of Foucault’s entire career. … Continue reading

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Books received – Benveniste, Althusser, Eliade, Heidegger, Nail, Derrida, Miller, Dumézil

Mostly bought second-hand, but also Thomas Nail, Theory of the Object and Paul Allen Miller, Foucault’s Seminars on Antiquity, both sent by the publishers, and the most recent of Derrida’s seminars and Heidegger’s notebooks.

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Books received – Dumézil, Brossat and Lorenzini, Bene and Deleuze, Kristeva, de Libera, Morton, Gramsci

Some recently received books, including the English and Spanish versions of Adam David Morton, Revolution and State in Modern Mexico (sent by Adam), the new collection Foucault et… Les liaisons dangereuses de Michel Foucault, edited by Alain Brossat and Daniele … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 7: more UK library work on Foucault and Dumézil; Foucault work on literature and art

Now that marking is complete, and the end of term is here, it’s been great to regain time and focus for this work. Some of the nice comments I had about The Early Foucault helped to encourage this. I’m not tired of this book, … Continue reading

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Books received – Farge, Todorov, Badir, Ornicar? Benjamin, Olssen, Jones, Rennie, Forest, Ortigues

Some older books bought second-hand, along with the recent books Arlette Farge, Instants de Vie, Sémir Badir. Magritte et les philosophes, Foucault – Duby – Dumézil – Changeux – Thom, Cinq grands entretiens au Champ Freudien, the new critical edition of … Continue reading

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Books received – Nietzsche, Chow, Heidegger, Stimilli, Anthony, Renfrew, Mallory

The latest volume in the Nietzsche complete works from Stanford, Rey Chow, A Face Drawn in Sand: Humanistic Inquiry and Foucault in the Present from Columbia, three books from SUNY in recompense for review work, and three second-hand books as … 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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Books received – Eliade, Granet, Starobinski, Bensaïd, Lyle, Kristeva

All bought second-hand, except for Daniel Bensaïd, The Dispossessed: Karl Marx’s Debates on Wood Theft and the Right of the Poor – sent by University of Minnesota Press

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Michel Foucault and the Social Contract, Chris Watkin with Stuart Elden and Mark Kelly – video of Monash discussion, 13 April 2021

Michel Foucault and the Social Contract, Chris Watkin with Stuart Elden and Mark Kelly – video of Monash discussion, 13 April 2021. Youtube video above, also available as a podcast. My talk was entitled ‘The Yoke of Law and the … Continue reading

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Books received – Nietzsche, Lacan, Dodds, Balibar, Wall, Dumézil

Some older second-hand books, along with Klaus Dodds, Border Wars: The Conflicts that will Define our Future, two books by Étienne Balibar including his Histoire Interminable, and Illan rua Wall, Law and Disorder: Sovereignty, Protest, Atmosphere.

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