Category Archives: Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault, Folie, Langage, Litterature, edited by Henri-Paul Fruchaud, Daniele Lorenzini and Judith Revel, Vrin, September 2019

Michel Foucault, Folie, Langage, Litterature, edited by Henri-Paul Fruchaud, Daniele Lorenzini and Judith Revel, Vrin, September 2019 The latest collection of pieces from the archive, with an introduction by Judith Revel. La folie, le langage et la littérature ont longtemps … Continue reading

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Books received – Melossi & Pavarini, Talcott, Foucault, Hall

Books received in recompense for review work – Dario Melossi & Massimo Pavarini, The Prison and the Factory; Samuel Talcott, Georges Canguilhem and the Problem of Error; Michel Foucault, Discourse and Truth and Parrēsia, and Stuart Hall, Familiar Stranger: A Life between … Continue reading

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‘Foucault in the Valley of Death’ – Andrew Marzoni on Simeon Wade’s Foucault in California

‘Foucault in the Valley of Death‘ – Andrew Marzoni on Simeon Wade’s Foucault in California in The Baffler (online and in issue #46). I spoke to Marzoni by phone during his research for this piece, and am briefly quoted in it. … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Inaugural lecture at the Collège de France, L’ordre du discours – comparison of the two different versions

Foucault’s Inaugural lecture at the Collège de France was delivered on 2 December 1970, one week before the beginning of his first course, published as Leçons sur la volonté de savoir and translated as Lectures on the Will to Know. The … Continue reading

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Foucault in Hamburg – commemorative plaque and translation of text

Foucault’s time in Hamburg has been commemorated with a plaque on the building he worked in. It’s reproduced and discussed in this newsletter, sent to me by Melissa Pawelski. Melissa has also provided this translation of the plaque and the … Continue reading

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Books received – After Grenfell, Spatial Histories of Radical Geography, Shakespeare, Marlowe, Foucault

A mixed bag of books recently bought, mainly for the Foucault and Shakespeare work, but also the recent collections After Grenfell: Violence, Resistance and Response and Spatial Histories of Radical Geography.  

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Foucault Studies No 26 published, including a 1967 Foucault interview on Nietzsche (all open access)

Foucault Studies No 26 is now published (open access) It contains an interview between Foucault and Jacqueline Piatier ‘On Nietzsche‘ from 1967, a number of book reviews, and these articles. Altering absence: From race to empire in readings of Foucault Claire … Continue reading

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‘Tripping his brains out’ – Foucault in California reviewed in the TLS (and a clarification on chronology)

‘Tripping his brains out‘ – Simeon Wade’s memoir Foucault in California is reviewed in the TLS. The piece generously quotes my work in Foucault’s Last Decade. But there is one key problem to the idea that this experience changed the course of … Continue reading

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Canguilhem, Shakespeare, Snowdonia, Klagenfurt

Last week I was in Cambridge for a book launch for Canguilhem (Polity 2019). The event was introduced by Inanna Hamati-Ataya, and Simon Reid-Henry provided a generous and incisive reading of the book. There was a good discussion, and I’m grateful … Continue reading

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Chloë Taylor, Foucault, Feminism, and Sex Crimes – reviewed at NDPR by Jemina Repo

Chloë Taylor, Foucault, Feminism, and Sex Crimes: An Anti-Carceral Analysis, Routledge, 2019 is reviewed by Jemina Repo at NDPR. Here’s the publisher description: This book brings together Foucault’s writings on crime and delinquency, on the one hand, and sexuality, on … Continue reading

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