Category Archives: Thinkers

Miguel de Beistegui, The Government of Desire – forthcoming with University of Chicago Press

Miguel de Beistegui, The Government of Desire: A Genealogy of the Liberal Subject – forthcoming with University of Chicago Press in May 2018. Liberalism, Miguel de Beistegui argues in The Government of Desire, is best described as a technique of government directed … Continue reading

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Marnia Lazreg, Foucault’s Orient: The Conundrum of Cultural Difference, From Tunisia to Japan

Marnia Lazreg, Foucault’s Orient: The Conundrum of Cultural Difference, From Tunisia to Japan – now out with Berghahn. Looks fascinating, and the use of archives and interviews should make this revealing. The Introduction is available online and has some interesting, though not … Continue reading

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Discussion of Foucault’s Les Aveux de la chair in Quartz (in English, open access)

Olivia Goldhill, “Foucault has a new book out, and it’s the key to understanding his entire work on sexuality“, Quartz, 14 February 2018 Another piece on Foucault’s Les Aveux de la chair, including some quotes from me. I’ve added this to … Continue reading

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“Michel Foucault, l’Iran et le pouvoir du spirituel” – previously unpublished 1979 interview

Michel Foucault, l’Iran et le pouvoir du spirituel – previously unpublished 1979 interview in Bibliobs (requires subscription). A shorter version is published in the print version of L’Obs, 8 February 2018. I have the print version, but if anyone can … Continue reading

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‘Key’ fourth book of Foucault’s History of Sexuality published in France – The Guardian

‘Key’ fourth book of Foucault’s History of Sexuality published in France There is a discussion of Foucault’s Les Aveux de la chair in The Guardian including some quotes from John Forrester, the editor Frédéric Gros, and me.   I’ve added this … Continue reading

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Books received (3) – Shakespeare, Santner, Diamantides and Schutz, Watkin, Nail, Dikec, Danchev

Books in recompense for review work for Edinburgh University Press, and a couple of ones I’d requested from Bloomsbury and OUP which have only just been published. They include the Arden third series edition of King John, Eric Santner’s The … Continue reading

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Books received (2) – Lacan, Sartre, Schmitt, Carver, Foucault, Mukerji, Husserl

Books in recompense for review work for Polity and Routledge, including Lacan, Sartre, Schmitt, Carver, Foucault, Mukerji, Husserl. Lacan’s The Triumph of Religion and Transference are fairly recent translations, as is Carl Schmitt’s Ex Captivitate Salus, by Matthew Hannah. Terrell … Continue reading

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Books received (1) – Cohen and Duckert, Publicover, Kaplan, Longo, Kelly, Fouchard and Lorenzini, Staszak

A lot of books arrived while I was away. These ones have all been sent by publishers or authors. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Lowell Duckert’s collection Veer Ecology: A Companion for Environmental Thinking Laurence Publicover, Dramatic Geography: Romance, Intertheatricality, and Cultural … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault Update 16: Other writing, and working on the Lille courses, the Hegel thesis and Canguilhem in Paris

I began 2018 with some shorter pieces to write, which took me away from the focus on The Early Foucault, even though two of them were on Foucault. First was a piece for the American Book Review, which is hosting … Continue reading

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Roundup of media discussion of Foucault’s Les Aveux de la chair (mostly French)

Some of the media discussion of Foucault’s Les Aveux de la chair. Will add other pieces as I see them – do add comments if you know of more. Michel Foucault, culture physique – FranceCulture podcast Il est comment le … Continue reading

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