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cover_issue_703_en_usFoucault Studies
Number 22: January 2017:
Foucault and Roman Antiquity: Foucault’s Rome

Editor’s note: I have now returned to the journal, of which I was one of the co-founders, as part of an expanded editorial team. An interview with another of the three founding editors of the journal, Stuart Elden, also appears in this issue, as does a review of his latest book. The opening editorial states:

With this issue of Foucault Studies, a new and markedly expanded editorial team takes over. While Sverre Raffnsøe, Alain Beaulieu, Barbara Cruikshank, Knut Ove Eliassen, Marius GudmandHøyer, Johanna Oksala and Alan Rosenberg continue on the editorial team, Foucault Studies is delighted to welcome Thomas Götselius, Daniele Lorenzini, Hernan Camilo Pulido Martinez, Clare O’Farrell, Rodrigo Castro Orellana, Eva Bendix Petersen and Dianna Taylor as co-editors.

Table of contents

Special Issue on Foucault and Roman Antiquity: Foucault’s Rome

Introduction: Foucault’s Rome
Richard Alston

Lucan, Reception, Counter-history
Ika Willis

Foucault, Sovereignty, and Governmentality in the Roman Republic
Dean Hammer

The Augustan Principate and the Emergence of Biopolitics: A Comparative Historical Perspective
Shreyaa Bhatt

Foucault’s Empire of the Free
Richard Alston

Time for Foucault? Reflections on the Roman Self from Seneca to Augustine
James I. Porter

Articles
From Race War to Socialist Racism: Foucault’s Second Transcription
Verena Erlenbusch

Foucault and Weber on Leadership and the Modern Subject
Tahseen Kazi

Protestation and Mobilization in the Middle East and North Africa: A Foucauldian Model
Navid Pourmokhtari

Translations
Cuvier’s Situation in the History of Biology
Lynne Huffer

Interviews
Foucault and Intellectual History: An interview with Stuart Elden on his book Foucault’s Last Decade (Polity Press, 2016)
Antoinette Koleva

Julian Reid on Foucault – applying his work on war, resilience, imagination and political subjectivity
Kristian Haug

Book Reviews
Stuart Elden, Foucault’s Last Decade (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2016), 272pp, pb £17.99, ISBN: 9780745683928
Kurt Borg

Paul Colilli, Agamben and the Signature of Astrology. Spheres of Potentiality (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2015), i-xx, 214 pp. hard cover, $85.00 (US) ISBN: 978-1-4985-0595-6
Alain Beaulieu

Peter Sloterdijk, Philosophical Temperaments: From Plato to Foucault, trans. Thomas Dunlap (New York: Columbia University Press, 2013), ISBN: 978-0231153737
Jonathan G. Wald

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