Category Archives: Michel Foucault

The Archaeology of Foucault update 9: further work on linguistics, Roussel and the 1970 visits to Buffalo and Japan

This manuscript is slowly coming together. I’ve continued working on the linguistics and literary analysis texts in Folie, langage, littérature. For space reasons, I’ve had to keep the discussion of these down, though in many respects they reinforce or supplement points made in the … Continue reading

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Books received – Eliade, Barthes, Foucault, Kristeva, Griffiths

Mostly bought second-hand, but also the new translation of Foucault’s early courses on sexuality from Columbia University Press. My endorsement is on the website but didn’t make the cut for the back cover.

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Intolerable: Writings from Michel Foucault and the Prisons Information Group (1970-1980), University of Minnesota Press – book launch, 3 September 2021

Intolerable: Writings from Michel Foucault and the Prisons Information Group (1970-1980), University of Minnesota Press – book launch, 3 September 2021 The book was edited by Kevin Thompson and Perry Zurn, and translated by Perry Zurn and Erik Beranek. Register for … Continue reading

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Acid Horizon podcast: ‘Foucault (With Hair)’ – discussion of The Early Foucault

Acid Horizon podcast: ‘Foucault (With Hair)’ – discussion of The Early Foucault On this episode, Adam and Will are joined by Stuart Elden to discuss his latest book, The Early Foucault. We discuss the academic experiences and personal relationships that were … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 8: a nearly complete draft of the chapter on art, and progress with literature and linguistics

One excellent piece of advice I picked up sometime in June was that while it might make sense to think of the autumn term as the beginning of the academic year, for research it makes sense to think of the … Continue reading

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A minor note on the two versions of Foucault’s ‘This is Not a Pipe’, and the problems of the translation in Essential Works

Foucault’s text on René Magritte, “Ceci n’est pas une pipe”, was published first in French in 1968 (reprinted in Dits et écrits as text 53), and then in a revised and expanded form as a book in 1973. The 1973 book was … Continue reading

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Alain Brossat et Daniele Lorenzini (dir.), Foucault et… Les liaisons dangereuses de Michel Foucault – Vrin, August 2021

Alain Brossat et Daniele Lorenzini (dir.), Foucault et… Les liaisons dangereuses de Michel Foucault – Vrin, August 2021 Michel Foucault est un philosophe qui, loin de plancher sur d’autres philosophes, avance avec et contre eux – et contre pas moins … 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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Alison Downham Moore and Stuart Elden, review essay on ‘Foucault’s 1960s lectures on sexuality’ (open access)

Alison Downham Moore and Stuart Elden, review essay on ‘Foucault’s 1960s lectures on sexuality‘, Theory, Culture & Society (open access) This is part of the special issue on ‘Foucault Before the Collège de France’, which I’m co-editing with Orazio Irrera … Continue reading

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British Academy 10-Minute Talks: The Early Foucault

I was pleased to be asked to give one of the British Academy 10-Minute Talks on The Early Foucault (Polity, 2021) The world’s leading professors explain the latest thinking in the humanities and social sciences in just 10 minutes. In … Continue reading

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