Category Archives: Michel Foucault

Books received – Foucault, Lacan, Heidegger, Custer, Deutscher & Haddad, Nieuwenhuis & Crouch

The most recent volume of Foucault’s lectures in English, Lacan’s Autre Ecrits, Heidegger’s Zollikoner Seminare, the edited collection on Foucault/Derrida: Fifty Years Later and Marijn Nieuwenhuis and David Crouch’s The Question of Space: Interrogating the Spatial Turn between Disciplines. The … Continue reading

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Books received – Ryzinski, Jünger, Geroulanous, Lacan, Barraqué

Remigiusz Ryzinski’s Foucault w Warszawie, Ernst Jünger, The Worker, Stefanos Geroulanous, Transparency in Postwar France: A Critical History of the Present, two volumes of Lacan’s seminar, and Jean Barraqué’s Écrits. Stefanos kindly sent a copy of his book, and the … Continue reading

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Stuart Elden’s Foucault books reviewed and discussed (PAIS News)

Stuart Elden’s Foucault books reviewed and discussed Stuart Elden’s two books Foucault’s Last Decade (Polity 2016) and Foucault: The Birth of Power (Polity 2017) have recently been reviewed and discussed in a number of places. A review of both books can be found in The … Continue reading

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Interview on Foucault: The Birth of Power at New Books in Critical Theory

How did Foucault become a public, political intellectual? In Foucault: The Birth of Power (Polity Press, 2017), Stuart Elden, Professor of Political Theory and Geography at the University of Warwick, follows up his book on Foucault’s Last Decade with research … Continue reading

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Interviews about my Foucault books on New Books in Critical Theory (audio)

I’ve just been interviewed by Dave O’Brien for the New Books in Critical Theory series about Foucault: The Birth of Power. The podcast of that interview should be available shortly and I’ll share when available [update: now available here]. In the … Continue reading

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Bruce Robbins in The Nation reviews Foucault’s Last Decade and Foucault: The Birth of Power

Bruce Robbins in The Nation reviews my two books Foucault’s Last Decade and Foucault: The Birth of Power. It’s a generous and thoughtful review, and while I wouldn’t agree with all of it, I’m very grateful for the review and the … Continue reading

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Conference on Foucault’s History of Sexuality volume IV, Paris, 1-3 February 2018

Thanks to Clare O’Farrell at Foucault News for this link – Colloque International: Foucault, Les Pères et le sexe, Paris, 1-3 February 2018. A l’occasion de la parution du quatrième et dernier volume inédit du projet d’histoire de la sexualité … Continue reading

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The differences between the English and French versions of Foucault’s 1983 interview on Raymond Roussel

As an appendix to the English translation of Foucault’s book on Raymond Roussel, entitled Death and the Labyrinth, there is an interview with the translator Charles Ruas. It’s a revealing interview in many ways, but the particular interest I have … Continue reading

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Audio and video recordings of Foucault – some updates to the list of those available online

I’ve added a few things to the list of Foucault audio and video recordings available online. These include a 1972 interview on the re-edition of Histoire de la folie (small charge to download). There are also five linked radio discussions with … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault Update 13: Writing during Termtime

Even though it is now well into term, with all the things that entails, I have been able to make small bits of progress on The Early Foucault manuscript. I’ve said before how I try to write for two hours in … Continue reading

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