Category Archives: Michel Foucault

‘Critical Histories of the Present’, Spindel conference, University of Memphis, 16-17 September 2016

My next visiting talk – and my first overseas talk in over a year – will be at ‘Critical Histories of the Present‘, the 35th Spindel conference, University of Memphis, 16-17 September 2016. My talk is under the title of ‘Foucault and … Continue reading

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Farge and Foucault, Disorderly Families – forthcoming with University of Minnesota Press

Arlette Farge and Michel Foucault, Disorderly Families: Infamous Letters from the Bastille Archives, forthcoming with University of Minnesota Press, edited by Nancy Luxon and translated by Thomas Scott-Railton. The UMP page says January 2017; Amazon suggests November 2016. There will be … Continue reading

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Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi, Foucault in Iran: Islamic Revolution after the Enlightenment

Out shortly is Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi, Foucault in Iran: Islamic Revolution after the Enlightenment. Thanks to Chathan Vemuri for the link. Foucault in Iran centers on the significance of Foucault’s writings on the Iranian Revolution and the profound mark it left … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault, Prisons and the future of abolition – an interview at Critical Theory

At Critical-Theory.com, there is an interesting interview with Andrew Dilts and Perry Zurn about Foucault, the Prisons Information Group and the future of prisons and abolition. It builds on the work of their edited book Active Intolerance: Michel Foucault, the Prisons … Continue reading

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“Sur les Toits”: An open-access Antipode Symposium on the Prison Protests in Early 1970s France

“Sur les Toits”: An open-access Antipode Symposium on the Prison Protests in Early 1970s France This symposium contains a rich collection of contributions based on the screening of the French documentary film Sur les Toits (“On the Roofs”). On a Wednesday in May … Continue reading

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Ways of Doing Genealogy: Inquiry after Foucault A Group Interview with Verena Erlenbusch, Simon Ganahl, Robert W. Gehl, Thomas Nail, and Perry Zurn

Ways of Doing Genealogy: Inquiry after Foucault: A Group Interview with Verena Erlenbusch, Simon Ganahl, Robert W. Gehl, Thomas Nail, and Perry Zurn, conducted by Colin Koopman.

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Books received – Shakespeare and Foucault

Some more second-hand books for the Shakespeare project, the special issue of Les Etudes Philosophiques on Foucault’s L’Archéologie du savoir, which includes an early draft of the book’s Introduction, and the little book by Christian-François de Kervran, Les dix et une nuits de Jean Barraqué … Continue reading

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Mark Neocleous, The Universal Adversary: Security, Capital and the ‘Enemies of All Mankind’ – a few thoughts

As I’ve previously mentioned, Mark Neocleous, The Universal Adversary: Security, Capital and the ‘Enemies of All Mankind’ is now out with Routledge. Here’s the backcover description: The history of bourgeois modernity is a history of the Enemy. This book is a radical exploration … Continue reading

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Christian-François de Kervran, Les dix et une nuits de Jean Barraqué et Michel Foucault à Trélévern

This looks a curious new book on the very early Foucault – Christian-François de Kervran, Les dix et une nuits de Jean Barraqué et Michel Foucault à Trélévern. Au printemps 1952 le philosophe Michel Foucault et Jean Barraqué, compositeur de musique … Continue reading

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Foucault: The Birth of Power Update 15 – revision and resubmission of the manuscript, and table of contents

While I had made some changes to the manuscript after submission, and again after receiving the reports, on Sunday evening I finished four long days of thoroughly revising the text and resubmitted it to the publisher. Just as I was beginning … Continue reading

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