Category Archives: Michel Foucault

Foucault, Subjectivity and Truth course now scheduled for June/July 2017

The long delayed translation of Foucault’s Subjectivity and Truth course is now scheduled for June/July 2017. Thanks to Chathan Vemuri for the update. The price has also come down to something comparable to previous volumes in the series. This is the … Continue reading

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Farge and Foucault, Disorderly Families reviewed in the TLS (and discussed in podcast)

Arlette Farge and Michel Foucault, Disorderly Families: Infamous letters from the Bastille archives (edited by Nancy Luxon, translated by Thomas Scott-Railton) reviewed in the TLS: ‘Would you mind imprisoning my wife?‘ by Biancamaria Fontana. Update: it is also discussed in this TLS … Continue reading

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Foucault, Oeuvres I and II reviewed in the TLS by Duncan Kelly

Foucault, Oeuvres I and II reviewed in the TLS by Duncan Kelly In 1970, after various appointments in France, Germany, Poland, Sweden and Tunisia, the French philosopher and epistemologist Michel Foucault took a Chair at the Collège de France in … Continue reading

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The Canguilhem book project – Oeuvres complètes, initial work, aims and translation

I don’t plan to write detailed posts on the work I’m doing on Georges Canguilhem for the book for Polity’s Key Contemporary Thinkers series, unlike the ones which I’ve been writing on the work on Foucault. (More background on this … Continue reading

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Writing a book on Georges Canguilhem for Polity’s Key Contemporary Thinkers series

As part of my research on the very early Foucault, I’ve been looking at the work of some of his teachers and other inspirations. One of those figures was Georges Canguilhem, who ended up being the rapporteur for Foucault’s doctoral … Continue reading

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NDPR reviews – Foucault/Derrida, Heidegger on Nietzsche and Nail’s Theory of the Border

Three interesting reviews at NDPR Olivia Custer, Penelope Deutscher, and Samir Haddad (eds.), Foucault/Derrida Fifty Years Later: The Futures of Genealogy, Deconstruction, and Politics by Christopher Penfield – here Thomas Nail, Theory of the Border by Avery Kolers – here Martin Heidegger, … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 6: Foucault’s teachers, and returning to his work on Binswanger

I’ve largely been able to continue the focus of the last update, with a series of fairly uninterrupted days’ research and writing. Aside from continuing work on Lacan, I’ve also been looking at the people who taught Foucault. Merleau-Ponty is … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault and the Politics of European Intellectual History – Amsterdam lecture, 31 May 2017

While visiting ACCESS Europe in Amsterdam, I’ll be giving this public lecture: “The Early Foucault and the Politics of European Intellectual History“, 31st May, 5pm This lecture by ACCESS EUROPE Visiting Scholar Stuart Elden reports on a project tracing the intellectual … Continue reading

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Interview with Mark Kelly on Foucault and Biopolitical Imperialism

Fully Automated Episode 2: Biopolitical Imperialism with Mark G.E. Kelly Our guest this week is Mark G. E. Kelly, an Associate Professor in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at Western Sydney University. He is the author of The … Continue reading

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The textual issues around Foucault’s ‘What is an Author?’

While it is somewhat outside the time period I am currently working on, Foucault’s ‘What is an Author?’ lecture is interesting because it is one of the few instances for which there is a textual record of an engagement between … Continue reading

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