Category Archives: Louis Althusser

Canguilhem – short post on the Polity blog

I’ve written a short piece about George Canguilhem and my book on him at the Polity blog. More details on the book itself can be found here. On Valentine’s day 1966, Louis Althusser wrote to his translator and lover Franca … Continue reading

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Forthcoming translations of Althusser – History and Imperialism (Polity) and Lessons on Rousseau (Verso)

Forthcoming translations of Althusser from Polity and Verso History and Imperialism: Writings 1964-1988, translated by G.M. Goshgarian, Polity, October 2019 Writings on History brings together a selection of texts by Louis Althusser dating from 1963 to 1986, including essays, a … Continue reading

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Books received – Wade, Towarnicki, Althusser, Foucault

Simeon Wade’s memoir, Foucault in California, Frédéric de Towarnicki, À la rencontre de Heidegger, Louis Althusser, Journal de captivité: Stalag XA 1940-1945, and one of the several issues of Magazine littéraire on Foucault. Wade’s memoir is the infamous Death Valley acid trip, and … Continue reading

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Books received – Sartre, Althusser, Macey, Derrida, Edkins and Zehfuss

Three books for the Foucault work; the new edition of David Macey’s The Lives of Michel Foucault, with an afterword by me, and the third edition of Jenny Edkins and Maja Zehfuss, Global Politics. The last has a chapter from me … Continue reading

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Books received – Althusser, Koyré and Lemke

Copies of some older Althusser and Koyré books, along with the more recently published Que Faire? and the English translation of Thomas Lemke, Foucault’s Analysis of Modern Governmentality: A Critique of Political Reason.

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Books received – Yusoff, Foucault, Koyré, Althusser, Kantorowicz

Some books that arrived while I was away – Kathryn Yusoff, A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None; a copy of Foucault’s Maladie mental et psychologie; Alexandre Koyré’s Newtonian Studies and From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe; the latest issue of Theory, Culture and Society; … Continue reading

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Books received – Wahl, Althusser, Lacan, Delaporte, Monk

Some second-hand books picked up in Paris – Wahl, Althusser, Lacan, and Delaporte, along with the second volume of Ray Monk’s biography of Bertrand Russell.

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The Early Foucault Update 24: textual comparisons and archive work at BnF, CAPHÉS and IMEC

Since the last update I have been continuing to work on several different aspects of the work for both The Early Foucault and a planned book on the 1960s. Initially I finished up the work comparing the 1954 text Maladie mentale … Continue reading

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My favourite academic books of 2018

My favourite academic books of 2018. As with previous years – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 – these are shaped by my interests, books that are sent to me, ones from publishers I review for, etc. etc. I’ve not read all the … Continue reading

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Books received – Bataille, Bousquet, Elders, Barney & Montag (eds.), de Ipola, Venn

Georges Bataille, Une Liberté Souveraine; Antoine Bousquet, The Eye of War: Military Perception from the Telescope to the Drone; Fons Elders, Reflexive Water; Richard Barney and Warren Montag (eds.), Systems of Life: Biopolitics, Economics and Literature on the Cusp of … Continue reading

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