Category Archives: Thinkers

Stuart Elden, Canguilhem – Polity Key Contemporary Thinkers series, now published

My study of George Canguilhem for Polity’s Key Contemporary Thinkers series is now released in the UK in both hardback and paperback. It should be available in North America and worldwide over the next couple of months. Although it is … Continue reading

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Books received – Yusoff, Foucault, Koyré, Althusser, Kantorowicz

Some books that arrived while I was away – Kathryn Yusoff, A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None; a copy of Foucault’s Maladie mental et psychologie; Alexandre Koyré’s Newtonian Studies and From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe; the latest issue of Theory, Culture and Society; … Continue reading

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“Shakespearean Landscapes”, Fourth Denis Cosgrove Lecture in the GeoHumanities, British Academy, 23 May 2019

I am delighted to have been invited to give the fourth Denis Cosgrove Lecture in the GeoHumanities. The lecture is organised by the Royal Holloway Centre for the GeoHumanities, and will take place at the British Academy in London, on 23 May … Continue reading

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Sean Gaston, There are Contexts: Derrida and the Challenge of History

Sean Gaston, There are Contexts: Derrida and the Challenge of History – short piece at the Rowman International site, on Derrida, history, politics, text and context. Gaston’s book Jacques Derrida and the Challenge of History appeared late last year.

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Books received – Wahl, Althusser, Lacan, Delaporte, Monk

Some second-hand books picked up in Paris – Wahl, Althusser, Lacan, and Delaporte, along with the second volume of Ray Monk’s biography of Bertrand Russell.

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The Early Foucault Update 24: textual comparisons and archive work at BnF, CAPHÉS and IMEC

Since the last update I have been continuing to work on several different aspects of the work for both The Early Foucault and a planned book on the 1960s. Initially I finished up the work comparing the 1954 text Maladie mentale … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault, “La magie – le fait social total” – a 1950s lecture published in Zilsel (2017), with an introduction by Jean-François Bert

I missed this before, but a previously unpublished lecture from the 1950s, appeared in the journal Zilsel, No 2, in 2017. It was introduced by Jean-François Bert. Jean-François Bert, “Michel Foucault défenseur de l’ethnologie: « La magie – le fait social total », une … Continue reading

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Which edition of Foucault’s Birth of the Clinic did Alan Sheridan actually translate?

  Foucault’s Naissance de la clinique was published in two editions in his lifetime. The first appeared in 1963 as the first volume in Georges Canguilhem’s ‘Galien’ series with Presses Universitaires de France. The second appeared in the same series in 1972. … Continue reading

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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

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Stuart Hall, Essential Essays (Two-volume set): Foundations of Cultural Studies & Identity and Diaspora, edited by David Morley, Duke UP 2019

Stuart Hall, Essential Essays (Two-volume set): Foundations of Cultural Studies & Identity and Diaspora, edited by David Morley, Duke University Press, 2019 Volumes 1 and 2 of Stuart Hall’s Essential Essays are available as a set From his arrival in … Continue reading

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