Category Archives: Michel Foucault

Genealogy and Political Theory, 29 September 2017, Amsterdam

Workshop: Genealogy and Political Theory, 29 September 2017, 10.00 hrs. – 17.00 hrs. Campus Roeterseiland, building J/K, room B22 (Valckenierstraat 65-67, 1018 XE Amsterdam) In recent years, there has been a proliferation of works of and on genealogy by political theorists and historians … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault’s acid trip in Death Valley: Interview with Simeon Wade with great archival photos

Boom California has just published an interview with Simeon Wade, conducted by Heather Dundas. If you’ve read the Foucault biographies, you’ll probably know about the acid trip in Death Valley story. James Miller makes a great deal of this, having … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Punitive Society and my two Foucault books reviewed in 3am Magazine by Peter Gratton

Foucault’s The Punitive Society lecture course and my Foucault’s Last Decade and Foucault: The Birth of Power are reviewed in 3am Magazine by Peter Gratton. It’s a long, thoughtful and generous review. As well as saying many insightful things about the books reviewed, … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 11: Working in the Canguilhem archive at the École normale supérieure and at the Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève

I’ve been in Paris again for a few days, this time mainly to work at the Canguilhem archive at the Centre d’Archives de Philosophie, d’Histoire et d’Édition des Sciences (CAPHÉS) at the École normale supérieure. The collection comprises multiple boxes … Continue reading

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Sur les toits – full film on prison revolts in early 1970s France now available on Youtube

Nicolas Drolc’s excellent film Sur les toits is now available in full on Youtube. It’s a documentary on the prison revolts in early 1970s France, with some references to the Prisons Information Group Foucault co-founded. The film is in French, with … Continue reading

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The Southern Journal of Philosophy – Spindel supplement on Critical Theories of the Present (open access)

The proceedings of last year’s Spindel Conference at the University of Memphis on the topic “Critical Histories of the Present” have now been published in The Southern Journal of Philosophy. Edited by Verena Erlenbusch, it has contributions from Bilge Akbalik, … Continue reading

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How to really ensure ‘no posthumous publications’ – Pratchett vs Foucault

I have never read a Terry Pratchett novel, but he has ensured that no-one will read the ones he left incomplete at his death. The hard-drive of his computer was, according to his wishes, crushed by a steamroller. Story in … Continue reading

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Foucault, History of Sexuality Vol IV, Les Aveux de la Chair scheduled for January 2018

I’ve mentioned before that the fourth volume of Foucault’s History of Sexuality, Les aveux de la chair, was finally going to be published. It is now appearing in online bookstores with a January 2018 date – see, for example, Les … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 10: translations of Binswanger, von Weizsäcker and by ‘G-J Verdeaux’

After a too-short holiday, I’ve been back working on the Foucault book. Although I’d drafted some of this material before, my focus has been on the translations of Binswanger and von Weizsäcker. With Binswanger’s ‘Dream and Existence’, Foucault was not … Continue reading

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Foucault’s inaugural lecture at the Collège de France – audio re-recording

Leçon inaugurale de Michel Foucault – L’ordre du discours Quelle est cette volonté de vérité dans nos discours, qui a traversé tant de siècles de notre histoire ? demande Michel Foucault dans sa leçon inaugurale. Qu’est ce qui est en … Continue reading

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