Category Archives: Michel Foucault

Books received – Freud, Carceral Notebooks 12, Derrida, Latour, Eribon

Two volumes of the Penguin Freud library, issue 12 of the Carceral Notebooks; the most recently published Derrida seminar, Théorie et pratique; Bruno Latour’s Facing Gaia and a second-hand copy of Didier Eribon’s Michel Foucault et ses contemporains. The Latour was … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault, ‘Homère, les récits, l’éducation, les discours’ edited by Martin Rueff in NRF (and a question)

Another piece of Foucault from the archive was published last year – Michel Foucault, ‘Homère, les récits, l’éducation, les discours‘ edited by Martin Rueff in NRF. Apparently these notes date from the drafting of The Archaeology of Knowledge. I’ve ordered a copy … Continue reading

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Work for the summer – Shakespeare, Canguilhem and Foucault

My last talk of the 2016-17 academic year was in Stockholm at the Nordic Geographers Meeting. This academic year, despite saying ‘no’ quite a lot, I gave twenty visiting talks, in seven different countries (UK, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, … Continue reading

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A copy of Foucault and Rocher’s translation of Viktor von Weizsäcker’s Der Gestaltkreis

I’ve been looking for a copy of Foucault and Daniel Rocher’s translation of Viktor von Weizsäcker’s Der Gestaltkreis as Le Cycle de la Structure for sometime, and now have a copy. While the German text is widely available, the translation was … Continue reading

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Books received – Bibliotheca Walleriana, Foucault, Derrida, Deleuze, Garcia, Shakespeare, Lacan, Delanda and Harman

Mainly sent in recompense for review work, but also a copy of the Bibliotheca Walleriana – the guide to the library of Erik Waller housed at Uppsala University. Foucault used this extensively in his work on the History of Madness. … Continue reading

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David Scott (ed.), Understanding Foucault, Understanding Modernism reviewed at NDPR

David Scott (ed.), Understanding Foucault, Understanding Modernism is reviewed at NDPR by Corey McCall. This sounds an interesting collection – what a shame about the grotesque price. Even with the 10% discount, both physical book and e-book are over £80. Michel … Continue reading

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Mark Kelly, For Foucault: Against Normative Political Theory

I shared Mark Kelly’s review of Althusser et al’s Reading Capital: The Complete Edition at the Progress in Political Economy site yesterday. Mark’s next book,  For Foucault: Against Normative Political Theory is forthcoming in early 2018 from SUNY Press: Calls for a Foucauldian … Continue reading

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Colin Koopman reviews Penelope Deutscher, Foucault’s Futures at NDPR

Colin Koopman reviews Penelope Deutscher, Foucault’s Futures: A Critique of Reproductive Reason at NDPR. In Foucault’s Futures, Penelope Deutscher reconsiders the role of procreation in Foucault’s thought, especially its proximity to risk, mortality, and death. She brings together his work … Continue reading

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Foucault also struggled to get his students to do the reading…

I’ve previously shared one of Lacan’s comments from his seminar. Here’s Foucault on the same theme: Has everyone read these texts? Yes? No? Nobody? Well, I will have to punish you, that’s for sure! I’m not going to tell you … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 8: two days in the Carolina Rediviva library, Uppsala

My ongoing research into Foucault’s research and the writing of his History of Madness has taken me to Uppsala, where Foucault worked between 1955 and 1958. This was just a very brief reconnaissance trip – made possible as a side-visit … Continue reading

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