Category Archives: Michel Foucault

Thomas Lemke, A Critique of Political Reason: Foucault’s Analysis of Modern Governmentality – forthcoming with Verso in January 2019

Also with Verso, the long overdue translation of Thomas Lemke, A Critique of Political Reason: Foucault’s Analysis of Modern Governmentality – forthcoming in January 2019. Lemke offers the most comprehensive and systematic account of Michel Foucault’s work on power and … Continue reading

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Deborah Cook, Adorno, Foucault and the Critique of the West – forthcoming with Verso, October 2018

Adorno, Foucault and the Critique of the West by Deborah Cook, forthcoming with Verso, October 2018 Adorno, Foucault, and the Critique of the West argues that critical theory continues to offer valuable resources for critique and contestation during this turbulent … Continue reading

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American Book Review theme on Critical Lives – including piece by me on Foucault

A theme section of American Book Review has just been published. Edited by Robert T. Tally Jr., it includes reviews of a number of recent biographies of social theorists and philosophers – Freud, the Frankfurt School, Habermas, Schmitt, Deleuze, Barthes, Hall and … Continue reading

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Foucault and Shakespeare – symposium at Garrick’s Temple, 23 June 2018

Foucault and Shakespeare – symposium at Garrick’s Temple, 23 June 2018 David Garrick built his Shakespeare Temple beside the Thames at Hampton in 1755 as a place where ‘the thinkers of the world’ would meet to reflect on the plays. … Continue reading

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Recent reviews of my Foucault books – Mike Gane, JM Moore and Nancy Luxon

Foucault: The Birth of Power is reviewed by Nancy Luxon in Perspectives in Politics, and by JM Moore in Justice, Power and Resistance. That book, and Foucault’s Last Decade are also discussed in a review essay by Mike Gane in … Continue reading

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Barry Hindess (1939-2018)

I have been hearing reports that Barry Hindess sadly died earlier this week. There is a brief notice in The Canberra Times. I only met him once, when I was at ANU for a term and we had lunch together. But … Continue reading

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Miguel de Beistegui interview with 3am – Who are we today? Foucault: Proust: Deleuze

Miguel de Beistegui interview with 3am – Who are we today? Foucault: Proust: Deleuze Miguel de Beistegui specialises in 20th century German and French philosophy, and has published books and articles in the following areas: ontology, metaphysics, aesthetics, ethics and politics. … Continue reading

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Not talking in Warwick and Leuven on Foucault

Since I’ve mentioned that there would be talks in Warwick and Leuven on Foucault later this month, I should now say that neither will be happening, or at least not yet. Details of all future talks are here, and I’ll … Continue reading

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Ruben Pfizenmaier reviews Foucault’s Last Decade at KULT online

Ruben Pfizenmaier reviews Foucault’s Last Decade (Polity 2016) at KULT online. It’s a thoughtful and very generous review, available open access. Here’s the abstract. In Foucault’s Last Decade Stuart Elden portrays the intellectual history of the last ten years of Michel Foucault’s … Continue reading

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Changes and additions to Foucault News (2018)

Clare O’Farrell has an update on her excellent Foucault News site, which is now merged with her more general site on Foucault. The new domain name is https://michel-foucault.com Go here for all the details and links.

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