Category Archives: Michel Foucault

Foucault’s 1983 seminar at Berkeley – the two cowboy hat photographs

Back in 2015, when I was doing the research for Foucault’s Last Decade, I tried to identify and contact the people who had been part of Foucault’s 1983 seminar at Berkeley. The famous photograph appeared in Didier Eribon’s biography, with … Continue reading

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Ulrich Johannes Schneider, Foucault im Hörsaal: Über das mündliche Philosophieren – Verlag Turia + Kant, 2022

Ulrich Johannes Schneider, Foucault im Hörsaal: Über das mündliche Philosophieren – Verlag Turia + Kant, 2022 Im Hörsaal zeigt sich das europäische Philosophieren jederzeit mündlich und beweglich. Viele pilgerten zwischen 1970 und 1984 nach Paris, wo Michel Foucault dreizehn umfangreiche … Continue reading

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Foucault’s library card

I found this yesterday, while looking for something else. It’s Foucault’s library card for the Bibliothèque nationale de France, found on their images site. I can’t read and/or decipher it all, but here’s what I can work out. [It’s worth … Continue reading

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Indo-European Thought project update 4: Editing and Introducing Dumézil’s Mitra-Varuna, and working with Foucault’s Lecture Courses 

Editing Georges Dumézil’s Mitra-Varuna has taken far longer than I expected, but I think the text of the book is now complete. The major challenge, as I’ve indicated before, was the process of checking, completing and sometimes correcting Dumézil’s references. I’ve been mainly … Continue reading

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Books received – Ginzburg, Kelly, Camelli, Massey, Trubetzkoy, Foucault, Derrida, Brighenti & Kärrholm

Older books by Ginzburg and Trubetzkoy, the new lecture courses from Foucault and Derrida, Mark Kelly, Normal Now: Individualism as Conformity (which I endorsed), Michele Camelli, Canguilhem philosophe, Doreen Massey, Selected Political Writings (sent by Lawrence & Wishart), and Territories, … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault, La Question Anthropologique, Cours 1954-55, edited by Arianna Sforzini – EHESS/Gallimard/Seuil, June 2022

Michel Foucault, La Question Anthropologique, Cours 1954-55, edited by Arianna Sforzini – EHESS/Gallimard/Seuil, June 2022 Qu’est-ce que l’homme ? Michel Foucault, au mitan des années 1950, consacre une partie de son enseignement, dispensé à l’université de Lille et à l’École … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Historical Imaginary – Western Sydney University, 14 June 2022, online

Foucault’s Historical Imaginary – Western Sydney University, 14 June 2022, online. Free, but registration required. 6-8pm AEST; 9-11am BST. A discussion of Foucault’s historical method with Alison Downham Moore, Mark G. E. Kelly, and Stuart Elden. Despite the enormous influence … Continue reading

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Stuart Elden, The Archaeology of Foucault – Polity, December 2022, cover and preorder details

The final book in my series of studies of Foucault, The Archaeology of Foucault, is due for publication with Polity in December 2022. On 20 May 1961 Foucault defended his two doctoral theses; on 2 December 1970 he gave his … Continue reading

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Indo-European Thought project update 3: Paris – Foucault, Canguilhem, Dumézil

I had a good two-week visit to Paris, where I worked at both the Mitterand and Richelieu sites of the Bibliothèque nationale, the Collège de France and the École normale supérieure. It was something of a transitional trip, doing a … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault, Madness, Language, Literature, edited by Henri-Paul Fruchaud, Daniele Lorenzini, and Judith Revel, translated by Robert Bononno, University of Chicago Press, February 2023

Michel Foucault, Madness, Language, Literature, edited by Henri-Paul Fruchaud, Daniele Lorenzini, and Judith Revel, translated by Robert Bononno, University of Chicago Press, February 2023 Newly published lectures by Foucault on madness, literature, and structuralism. Perceiving an enigmatic relationship between madness, language, … Continue reading

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