Category Archives: Michel Foucault

Books received – Dumézil, Lévi-Strauss, Mountz, Balzac

Some recently published or reprinted books from University of Minnesota Press in recompense for review work, including Alison Mountz, The Death of Asylum: Hidden Geographies of the Enforcement Archipelago and a new translation of Balzac’s Lost Illusions, and some second-hand books, mainly in … Continue reading

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Judith Butler: on COVID-19, the politics of non-violence, necropolitics, and social inequality – and in conversation with Amia Srinivasan

Judith Butler: on COVID-19, the politics of non-violence, necropolitics, and social inequality – and in conversation with Amia Srinivasan (via Verso blog) In this event (hosted by the Whitechapel Gallery and British Library, on the occasion of Verso’s 50th anniversary), … Continue reading

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Five letters from père Festugière to Michel Foucault (1956-1957), edited by Pierre Vesperini, Anabases (requires subscription)

Pierre Vesperini,“« Un gentil mécréant, avec qui l’on entre aussitôt dans le seul monde qui compte »: Cinq lettres du père Festugière à Michel Foucault (1956-1957)”, Anabases 31, 2020, 125-130. André-Jean Festugière was known to me as the translator of … Continue reading

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Lynne Huffer, Foucault’s Strange Eros – Columbia University Press, June 2020

Lynne Huffer, Foucault’s Strange Eros – Columbia University Press, June 2020 What is the strange eros that haunts Foucault’s writing? In this deeply original consideration of Foucault’s erotic ethics, Lynne Huffer provocatively rewrites Foucault as a Sapphic poet. She uncovers … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 1: Organisation, textual comparisons and a working timeline

After an initial burst of enthusiasm, I’m already beginning to realise the scale of some of the tasks ahead of me with this book. The final chapter of The Early Foucault discusses the way History of Madness was initially received, … Continue reading

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Beginning work on ‘The Archaeology of Foucault’

While work on The Early Foucault is just about complete, though stuck until I can get back to Paris, I’m today beginning work on ‘The Archaeology of Foucault’, the fourth and final book in this sequence. It fills in the … Continue reading

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Books received – University of Minnesota Press, Sartre, Dumézil, Koyré

A mixed pile of books, mostly from University of Minnesota Press in recompense for some review work, along with some second-hand French books.

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Books received – Benveniste, Dumézil, Merleau-Ponty, Piel (and a note on the political controversy around Dumézil)

A pile of second-hand books, all for the Foucault work and related projects. In particular I’m writing a piece on Foucault and Dumézil, which is mainly about their understandings of sovereignty. In that piece, which I think will largely focus … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault and Richard Sennett, Sexuality and Solitude – London Review of Books, 1981 (open access)

As part of their ‘Diverted Traffic’ series, the London Review of Books has made Michel Foucault and Richard Sennett, ‘Sexuality and Solitude‘ from 1981 open access. Reprints of this piece – Dits et écrits or Essential Works, for example, tend to omit Sennett’s … Continue reading

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Heliana de Barros Conde Rodrigues, Michel Foucault au Brésil: Présence, effets, résonances – Harmattan, 2020

Heliana de Barros Conde Rodrigues, Michel Foucault au Brésil: Présence, effets, résonances – Harmattan, 2020 This is a translation of a Portguese study which I’ve mentioned here before – Ensaios sobre Michel Foucault no Brasil: Presença, efeitos, ressonâncias (Lamparina 2016). Thanks … Continue reading

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