Category Archives: Michel Foucault

Intolerable: Writings from Michel Foucault and the Prisons Information Group (1970–1980), edited by Kevin Thompson and Perry Zurn, University of Minnesota Press, December 2020

Intolerable: Writings from Michel Foucault and the Prisons Information Group (1970–1980), edited by Kevin Thompson and Perry Zurn, University of Minnesota Press, December 2020 Founded by Michel Foucault and others in 1970–71, the Prisons Information Group (GIP) circulated information about … Continue reading

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“Foucault Was Always Much More Circumspect”: Stuart Elden on Foucault’s Politics and the Rediscovery of His Early Years – 2nd part of Journal of the History of Ideas interview

The second part of my interview with Jonas Knatz and Anne Schult for the Journal of History of Ideas blog is now available – “Foucault Was Always Much More Circumspect”: Stuart Elden on Foucault’s Politics and the Rediscovery of His … Continue reading

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Historicizing Foucault: Stuart Elden on Tracing Foucault’s Ideas from Discipline and Punish to the History of Sexuality

Historicizing Foucault: Stuart Elden on Tracing Foucault’s Ideas from Discipline and Punish to the History of Sexuality – part 1 of a longer interview at the Journal of History of Ideas blog, conducted earlier this month. My thanks to Anne … Continue reading

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Marta Faustino, Gianfranco Ferraro (eds.), The Late Foucault: Ethical and Political Questions – Bloomsbury, December 2020

Marta Faustino, Gianfranco Ferraro (eds.), The Late Foucault: Ethical and Political Questions – Bloomsbury, December 2020 Michel Foucault is one of the most important and controversial thinkers of the twentieth century and one of the leading figures in contemporary Western … Continue reading

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Cancelled – Advances in Political Geography workshop, St John’s College, University of Oxford, 28 May 2020

The Advances in Political Geography workshop, to be held at St John’s College, University of Oxford, on 28 May 2020 has been cancelled. This means that all my forthcoming talks have now been cancelled, though the organisers and I hope … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault Update 31: IMEC, Paris, Uppsala and the impact of the coronavirus

As an earlier post said, I’ve had to cancel two talks – in New York and Bologna – and some archival work because of the current medical situation. There is a bit more on that below, but as much as … Continue reading

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Some Moments from the Foucault Archives – two audio recordings of talks at Warwick and TCS

Earlier this year I gave two talks on my work for The Early Foucault, discussing how I am using archives to trace this story. I recorded both talks, but was not planning on sharing them until I’d given some others … Continue reading

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NYU and Bologna talks cancelled

Unfortunately two forthcoming talks, at New York University on 26 March 2020 and at the University of Bologna on 12 May 2020, have been cancelled. The organisers and I hope they can been rearranged for a later date. I cut my time … Continue reading

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Books received – Dumézil, Sabot, Ehlers and Krupar, Hyppolite, Loraux et al, Beaufret, Landscape as Territory

A mixed pile of things, mainly bought second-hand; along with two books I was sent – Nadine Ehlers and Shiloh Krupar, Deadly Biocultures: The Ethics of Life-Making, and Landscape as Territory, edited by Clara Olóriz Sanjuán. The last has a transcription of a … Continue reading

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Books bought in Paris – Foucault, Merleau-Ponty, Mbembe, Poitevin, Sabot, Sforzini

I’ve tried to be fairly disciplined, given I’ve got to carry everything home, but a few books old and new that I’ve picked up over the past few weeks.

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