Category Archives: Michel Foucault

Bibliothèque nationale – pictures of the renovated Richelieu building

In my reports of my work on Foucault, I’ve often talked about the Richelieu building of the Bibliothèque nationale where I’ve been working on his archive. Initially this was in a temporary space, passing through portacabins and past a lot … Continue reading

Posted in Michel Foucault, The Early Foucault | Leave a comment

Books received – Merleau-Ponty, Lecourt, Foucault, Canguilhem, Moore

Some books picked up in Paris and London – mainly for the early Foucault work, but also Margaret Moore’s A Political Theory of Territory, just out from OUP.

Posted in Georges Canguilhem, Michel Foucault, The Early Foucault | 1 Comment

The Early Foucault update 4: Merleau-Ponty, Canguilhem, a week in the archive and a book contract…

The past few weeks have felt like I am running a few different research careers in parallel, with ongoing things around Lefebvre, Shakespeare and the terrain work. This has meant dealing with publishers, grant bodies, and writing projects, as well … Continue reading

Posted in Michel Foucault, The Early Foucault, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Critique n° 835 : Michel Foucault – including a previously unpublished lecture by Foucault

Critique n° 835 is a theme issue entitled ‘Michel Foucault. Un très beau feu d’artifice‘. Perhaps the key piece of interest is a previously unpublished lecture by Foucault, ‘La littérature et la folie’, edited from the manuscript at the Bibliothèque … Continue reading

Posted in Michel Foucault, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Books received – Lacan, Shakespeare, Freud, Nietzsche, Bambach and Kantorowicz

Lacan’s Four Fundamental Concepts; the new Arden edition of Cymbeline; the translation of the first edition of Freud’s Three Essays; the 1964 proceedings of a conference on Nietzsche; an edited collection on Lacan’s first two seminars; Charles Bambach’s Thinking the Poetic Measure … Continue reading

Posted in Jacques Lacan, Michel Foucault, William Shakespeare | Leave a comment

Two reviews of Ben Golder’s Foucault and the Politics of Rights

Two reviews of Ben Golder’s Foucault and the Politics of Rights – Andrew Dilts at NDPR (open access) and Marcelo Hoffman in New Political Science (requires access).

Posted in Michel Foucault | Leave a comment

Books received – Canguilhem, Lefebvre, Farge and Foucault, Nail, Weber, Repo, Pasnau

Four books from OUP in recompense for review work (Thomas Nail, Theory of the Border; Cynthia Weber, Queer International Relations; Jemina Repo, The Biopolitics of Gender and Robert Pasnau, Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671), the long-awaited English translation of Arlette Farge and Michel … Continue reading

Posted in Arlette Farge, Boundaries, Georges Canguilhem, Henri Lefebvre, Michel Foucault, Politics, The Early Foucault | Leave a comment

Books received – Brenner, Foucault, Macauley, Binswanger

Neil Brenner’s Critique of Urbanization, the translation of Foucault’s Mental Illness and Psychology (for the intro by Hubert Dreyfus); David Macauley’s Elemental Philosophy and Ludwig Binswanger’s Ausgewählte Werke. Neil kindly sent me a copy of his book, the Macauley was recompense for review work, and … Continue reading

Posted in Ludwig Binswanger, Michel Foucault, Neil Brenner, The Early Foucault, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

The Early Foucault update 3: Another week at the Bibliothèque Nationale

I’ve just spent another week at the Bibliothèque Nationale manuscript room – newly renovated and now a dedicated space. This is at the older Richelieu site in the centre of the city. I worked through boxes relating to two key … Continue reading

Posted in Michel Foucault, The Early Foucault, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Books received – Binswanger, Canguilhem, Lacan

Some books for the new Foucault project – works by Georges Canguilhem and Jacques Lacan, picked up in Paris, and Jacqueline Verdeaux’s translation of Ludwig Binswanger’s Dream and Existence which Foucault advised and introduced.

Posted in Georges Canguilhem, Jacques Lacan, Ludwig Binswanger, Michel Foucault, The Early Foucault, Uncategorized | Leave a comment