Category Archives: Michel Foucault

The changes between Foucault’s Maladie mentale et personnalité (1954) and Maladie mentale et psychologie (1962)

  As mentioned in the last update on my research for The Early Foucault, I have done a comparison of the 1954 text Maladie mentale et personnalité and the 1962 Maladie mentale et psychologie. The full analysis can be found here. Foucault … Continue reading

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

The Early Foucault Update 23: the Hegel thesis and other manuscripts, Jean Wahl and Maladie mentale

I’ve been continuing work on The Early Foucault manuscript, which is coming together quite well. After the Christmas and New Year break, I submitted a book review and chapter on quite different topics. I’m now in Paris, where I’ve been … Continue reading

Posted in Michel Foucault, The Early Foucault, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

David Macey’s biography, The Lives of Michel Foucault republished by Verso, with a new afterword by Stuart Elden

David Macey’s biography, The Lives of Michel Foucault has now been republished by Verso, with a new afterword by me. It’s currently available with a 30% discount on the Verso site, with bundled e-book. When he died of an AIDS-related condition in … Continue reading

Posted in Michel Foucault, My Publications, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Gary Gutting (1942-2019)

I’m sorry to hear the news of the death of Gary Gutting (on Daily Nous). Gutting was someone whose work I’ve known for a long time – Michel Foucault’s Archaeology of Scientific Reason was an early book on Foucault I read, in … Continue reading

Posted in Michel Foucault, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Books received – Bataille & Weil, Grmek, Heidegger, Cook, Theory, Culture & Society

Books received – George Bataille and Eric Weil correspondence, Mirko D. Grmek, Pathological Realities: Essays on Disease, Experiments, and History; the new translation of Martin Heidegger, The Question Concerning the Thing, Deborah Cook, Adorno, Foucault and the Critique of the West, and … Continue reading

Posted in Georges Bataille, Martin Heidegger, Michel Foucault, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

2018 in review – publications, talks, other academic stuff, and looking ahead to 2019

My book Shakespearean Territories was published by University of Chicago Press right at the end of the year, although it doesn’t seem to be available everywhere just yet. A journal article previewing some of the book’s arguments appeared as “Why Should … Continue reading

Posted in Canguilhem, Georges Canguilhem, Michel Foucault, Shakespearean Territories, terrain, Territory, The Early Foucault, Uncategorized, William Shakespeare | Leave a comment

My favourite academic books of 2018

My favourite academic books of 2018. As with previous years – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 – these are shaped by my interests, books that are sent to me, ones from publishers I review for, etc. etc. I’ve not read all the … Continue reading

Posted in Boundaries, Doreen Massey, Frantz Fanon, Georges Canguilhem, Jacques Derrida, Jeff Malpas, Karl Marx, Louis Althusser, Maja Zehfuss, Michel Foucault, Philip Steinberg, Society and Space, Uncategorized, William Shakespeare | 1 Comment

The Early Foucault Update 22: Acéphale, Critique, Foucault’s thesis, Uppsala, Sussex

In the second half of term I felt I made little progress, but have done a little reading and research in and around teaching, marking, meetings and other tasks. I did write the Introduction to a translation, which should be … Continue reading

Posted in Baruch Spinoza, Foucault: The Birth of Power, Friedrich Nietzsche, Georges Bataille, Michel Foucault, The Early Foucault, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Marie-Laure Massot, Arianna Sforzini and Vincent Ventresque, ‘Transcribing Foucault’s Handwriting with Transkribus’ – open access piece on Foucault’s archives

Marie-Laure Massot, Arianna Sforzini and Vincent Ventresque, ‘Transcribing Foucault’s Handwriting with Transkribus‘ (open access) – a fascinating report on the work being done with Foucault’s papers.  

Posted in Michel Foucault, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Marcelo Hoffman, Militant Acts: The Role of Investigations in Radical Political Struggles – SUNY Press, Jan 2019

Marcelo Hoffman, Militant Acts: The Role of Investigations in Radical Political Struggles – SUNY Press, January 2019 Offers a history of the role of investigations in radical political struggles from the nineteenth century forward. Militant Acts presents a broad history … Continue reading

Posted in Alain Badiou, Karl Marx, Michel Foucault, Uncategorized | Leave a comment