Category Archives: Michel Foucault

Azucena G. Blanco, Literature and Politics in the Later Foucault – De Gruyter, November 2020 (currently open access e-book)

Azucena G. Blanco, Literature and Politics in the Later Foucault – De Gruyter, November 2020. This appears to be currently open access as an e-book. This study proposes a revised interpretation of Foucault’s views on literature. It has been argued … Continue reading

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Books received – Montinari, Dumézil, Othmani, Lazreg, Deleuze, Watkin, BNF

All bought this time, mainly for the ongoing Foucault work. Marnia Lazreg’s Foucault’s Orient is now in paperback, and finally got a copy of Christopher Watkin’s Michel Serres: Figures of Thought. Ahmed Othmani was one of Foucault’s students in Tunisia, … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 3: Early versions of some texts, the Port-Royal Grammar, Foucault’s work on literature, Bataille and Nietzsche, and a writing break in Wales

A lot of the time recently has been spent revising The Early Foucault, but that is now done, and in the run-up to term I spent a bit of time on this manuscript. Ordinarily I’d have had to spend this time preparing teaching, … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault Update 33: Completion of the manuscript, expanded table of contents, and moving into production

In the last update on the writing of this book, back in May, I talked about how the impact of the coronavirus had made it impossible to complete the manuscript. At that time, it wasn’t clear when I would be able … Continue reading

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Books received – Port-Royal, Gregory, Roussel, Dumézil, Said, Love

Jeff Love’s biography of Alexandre Kojève, Edward Said’s Beginnings – both in recompense for review work, and some second-hand books for various things, mainly in relation to the Foucault work. Foucault introduced the Port-Royal Grammaire, and the issue of Langages … Continue reading

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Books received – Kristeva, Lévi-Strauss, Huffer, Palti, Löwith, Barthes, Stanek

Some books in recompense for review work from Columbia University Press, and a copy of Łukasz Stanek, Architecture in Global Socialism: Eastern Europe, West Africa and the Middle East in the Cold War, sent by the publisher.

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Abolition: Critique and Praxis 13/13 including session on ‘Beyond the Punitive Society’

The next season of the Critique and Praxis: 13/13 seminars run by Bernard Harcourt at Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought will be on the theme of Abolition. The series will include a session on Thursday, January 7, 2021 on … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 2: The Birth of the Clinic, a trip to Paris, working on courses on Sexuality and Les mots et les choses

While I continue to find focus a challenge as the world lurches from one crisis to another, I’ve been doing various bits of work for this book on Foucault’s work in the 1960s. I continued work on the comparison of … Continue reading

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Books received – Mauss, Davidson, Dubuisson, Schrift, Sartre, Hannah, Derrida, Prideaux

Mainly some books from Routledge in recompense for review work, including Matthew Hannah, Direction and Socio-Spatial Theory, but also Alastair Davidson’s Antonio Gramsci: Towards an Intellectual Biography, Tel Quel 17 – to which Foucault contributed, Derrida’s Le calcul des langues, and Sue Prideaux’s Strindberg: A Life.

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Mitchell Dean on Foucault’s Last Decade; Peter Beilharz on Foucault: The Birth of Power in Thesis Eleven

Two interesting reviews of my books in Thesis Eleven. Mitchell Dean reviews Foucault’s Last Decade and Ben Golder’s Foucault and the Politics of Rights; and Peter Beilharz reviews Foucault: The Birth of Power. Both reviews require subscription, unfortunately. Dean is generous in his praise, but also … Continue reading

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