Category Archives: Michel Foucault

Books received – Hollier, Bataille, Monk, Coleman & Agnew, Wahl

Denis Hollier, Le Collège de Sociologie; Georges Bataille, Choix de Lettres, 1917-1962; the first volume of Ray Monk’s life of Bertrand Russell, the new Theory, Culture & Society, the Handbook on the Geographies of Power, edited by Mat Coleman and … Continue reading

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Nancy Luxon (ed.), Archives of Infamy: Foucault on State Power in the Lives of Ordinary Citizens – U Minnesota Press, 2019

Nancy Luxon (ed.), Archives of Infamy: Foucault on State Power in the Lives of Ordinary Citizens – University of Minnesota Press, 2019 Expanding the insights of Arlette Farge and Michel Foucault’s Disorderly Families into policing, public order, (in)justice, and daily … Continue reading

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Foucault at Warwick – seminar on 13 November 2018 with Miguel de Beistegui, Claudia Stein, Daniele Lorenzini, Claire Blencoe and Federico Testa

Foucault at Warwick – seminar on 13 November 2018 with Miguel de Beistegui, Claudia Stein, Daniele Lorenzini and Claire Blencoe. Unfortunately this clashes with my MA class, so I’ll only be there for the first few minutes.

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‘Émergence des equipment collectifs’ – a previously unpublished 1974 essay by Foucault, published online with introduction by Philippe Chevallier

An unpublished piece by Foucault from 1974, “Émergence des equipment collectifs“, has recently been discovered and published online by Ici et Ailleurs, with an Introduction by Philippe Chevallier. Philippe kindly sent me the essay a few days before publication, as … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault Update 21: Pushing Gravel Uphill

Just over two years ago, while I was having something to eat in Pasadena, before a conference on Early Modern Literary Geographies, I sketched out how a pair of books on Foucault’s work up until 1969 might look. I’ve been … Continue reading

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‘Foucault before The History of Madness’, Sussex, 7 December 2018

I’ll be speaking at the University of Sussex on 7 December 2018 on ‘Foucault before The History of Madness – Lectures, Translations, Nietzsche’. The talk draws on the research i’ve been doing for The Early Foucault. The ‘translations’ are ones made by Foucault … Continue reading

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Books received – Canguilhem, Critique on Bataille, Derrida, Haghighi, Hewitt

The long-awaited volume V of Georges Canguilhem, Oeuvres complètes, Critique No 195-196 – the tribute issue to Georges Bataille from 1963; Jacques Derrida, Geschlecht III; Farzaneh Haghighi, Is the Tehran Bazaar Dead? Foucault, Politics, and Architecture (sent by the publisher) and Rachel Hewitt, Map of a Nation: A … Continue reading

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Foucault in California [A True Story—Wherein the Great French Philosopher Drops Acid in the Valley of Death] – Heyday 2019

Foucault in California [A True Story—Wherein the Great French Philosopher Drops Acid in the Valley of Death] – Heyday 2019. This is the famous/infamous memoir of Simeon Wade, with a foreword by Heather Dundas. In The Lives of Michel Foucault, … Continue reading

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Foucault, La Sexualité (Clermont-Ferrand 1964) and Le Discours de la sexualité (Vincennes 1969) – published

Foucault’s 1964 course from Clermont-Ferrand La sexualité together with the 1969 course from Vincennes Le discours de la sexualité has now been published – received a copy yesterday. This is the first of a planned seven volumes of material from before … Continue reading

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A few thoughts on ‘Foucault at the Movies’ – Columbia University Press 2018

When Foucault va au cinéma came out in 2011, I immediately got hold of a copy. It was a collection of excerpts from Foucault’s interviews about and discussions of films, prefaced by two new introductory essays by Patrice Maniglier and Dork … Continue reading

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