Category Archives: Michel Foucault

Indo-European thought project update 9: Dumézil’s courses; Benveniste’s teaching records; Barthes, Lacan, Deleuze and Guattari, Derrida; and a forthcoming article on “Foucault and Dumézil on Antiquity”

Over the last month I have made some progress on a few different aspects of this project.  The main task in Paris was continuing working through the boxes of Georges Dumézil’s courses, held at the Collège de France archives. I’ve now … Continue reading

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William Walters and Martina Tazzioli (eds.), Handbook on Governmentality – Edward Elgar, April 2023

William Walters and Martina Tazzioli (eds.), Handbook on Governmentality – Edward Elgar, April 2023 The Handbook on Governmentality discusses the development of an interdisciplinary field of research, focusing on Michel Foucault’s post-foundationalist concept of governmentality and the ways it has … Continue reading

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Elisabetta Basso’s Young Foucault reviewed in The Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences (behind paywall; some excerpts here)

I have a review of Elisabetta Basso’s excellent Young Foucault: The Lille manuscripts on psychopathology, phenomenology, and anthropology, 1952–1955, translated by Marie Satya McDonough (Columbia University Press, 2022) in The Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. The review is unfortunately … Continue reading

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My favourite academic books of 2022

At the end of each year I’ve posted a list of academic books I liked (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021). The criteria was simply that they were published in that year (or late the previous year), and that I read and appreciated them. … Continue reading

Posted in Boundaries, Carlo Ginzburg, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Doreen Massey, Edward Said, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Henri Lefebvre, Jeff Malpas, Louis Althusser, Mark Neocleous, Michel Foucault, Territory | Leave a comment

Indo-European thought project update 8: working on Barthes, Lévi-Strauss and the Mission Paul Pelliot

Since the last update on this project I’ve not done quite what I intended. I had thought I’d begin working systematically through Georges Dumézil’s works in a chronological way, filling in much detail and some gaps in my previous reading. Instead I went down … Continue reading

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Books received – Blanchot, Lévi-Strauss, Hollier, Jackson, Barthes

Mainly second-hand books bought for the Indo-European thought project, but also Mark Laurence Jackson, Diagrams of Power in Benjamin and Foucault: The Recluse of Architecture, in recompense for review work.

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Melissa Pawelski, “Between ‘Körper’ and ‘Leib’ – Translating Michel Foucault’s concept of the body after Friedrich Nietzsche”, Perspectives, 2022 (open access)

Melissa Pawelski, “Between ‘Körper’ and ‘Leib’ – Translating Michel Foucault’s concept of the body after Friedrich Nietzsche“, Perspectives: Studies in Translation Theory and Practice, 2022 (open access) This article analyses the German words ‘Leib’ and ‘Körper’ that can both be … Continue reading

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Stuart Elden, The Archaeology of Foucault – Polity, December 2022

Stuart Elden, The Archaeology of Foucault – Polity, December 2022 The fourth and final book in my series of studies of Foucault’s career is now published in the UK. US and rest of the world will follow in early 2023. … Continue reading

Posted in Canguilhem (book), Etienne Balibar, Foucault's Last Decade, Foucault: The Birth of Power, Friedrich Nietzsche, Georges Bataille, Georges Canguilhem, Indo-European Thought, Michel Foucault, My Publications, The Archaeology of Foucault, The Early Foucault, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Stuart Elden, ‘Editing Georges Dumézil’s Mitra-Varuna’, Berfrois, December 2022

I have a short piece at Berfrois, ‘Editing Georges Dumézil’s Mitra-Varuna‘. Sadly Berfrois is closing, so I want to thank Russell Bennetts and the team for their work, for being continually interesting, and for hosting several pieces of my writing … Continue reading

Posted in Ernst Kantorowicz, Georges Dumézil, Immanuel Kant, Indo-European Thought, Michel Foucault, William Shakespeare | Leave a comment

Some bibliographical questions about Roland Barthes [with some answers]

Some bibliographical questions about Roland Barthes. Any answers much appreciated – and with the first three will hopefully interesting to others; the final one is more a remark (or, as the cliché goes, more of a comment than a question). … Continue reading

Posted in Emile Benveniste, Georges Bataille, Indo-European Thought, Ludwig Binswanger, Michel Foucault, Roland Barthes, Uncategorized | 1 Comment