Foucault News

News and resources on French thinker Michel Foucault (1926-1984)

Nina Hoss: ‘The left is in a state of absolute chaos – we have lost our way’ Philip Oltermann in Berlin, The Guardian Tuesday 4 July 2017 01.16 AEST • Returning to Reims is at Home, Manchester, 5-14 July, part of the international festival. Michael Lucey’s translation of Didier Eribon’s book is published by Semiotext(e). When she was a …

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(PRINCETON, NJ) — Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, Department of French and Italian, and L’Avant-Scène will present the sixth annual Seuls en Scène French Theater Festival, which will take place from September 15 to 30 2017 at venues across the University’s campus. Some performances will be in English, while others will be in French with English …

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Kelly Bulkeley, Dark Times and the Powers of Dreaming, Huffpost, 24 August 2017 I’ve been thinking a lot recently about a new book, Dreaming in Dark Times: Six Exercises in Political Thought, by Sharon Sliwinski, a professor at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. Sliwinski approaches dreaming as a powerful resource for political theory and action, …

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Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
I’ve been looking for a copy of Foucault and Daniel Rocher’s translation of Viktor von Weizsäcker’s Der Gestaltkreis as Le Cycle de la Structure for sometime, and now have a copy. While the German text is widely available, the translation was only printed once, in 1958, and relatively few libraries have…

Any Answers: Christian Caujolle, Interview with Michael GrieveBritish Journal of Photography, 21 August 2017 The chief picture editor of Libération between 1981 and 1986, Christian Caujoulle left to co-found Agence Vu’ and, a decade later, Galerie Vu’. He has curated and edited countless photofestivals, exhibitions, and books, and is associate professor at the ENS Louis …

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Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Leçon inaugurale de Michel Foucault – L’ordre du discours Quelle est cette volonté de vérité dans nos discours, qui a traversé tant de siècles de notre histoire ? demande Michel Foucault dans sa leçon inaugurale. Qu’est ce qui est en jeu, sinon le désir et le pouvoir? Quelles sont les…

Vogelmann, F. (2017). Critique as a practice of prefigurative emancipation. Distinktion: Journal of Social Theory, 1-19. ABSTRACT Although the various interpretations of Foucault’s model of critique often seem to differ only in minor details, they seriously diverge by situating critique on different levels of abstraction in Foucault’s work. Mapping interpretations of Foucault’s critique according to …

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Ariel Handel and Hilla Dayan, Multilayered surveillance in Israel/Palestine: Dialectics of inclusive exclusion, Surveillance and Society, Vol 15 No 3/4 (2017): Surveillance and the Global Turn to Authoritarianism Abstract The paper examines the surveillance apparatuses in Israel/Palestine as mechanisms aiming to secure support for the Israeli regime, and to preserve its domination over the entire …

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Lydia Davis, Foucault and Pencil (short story) The author reading her story (audio file) ‘The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis’ Review by Michelle de Kretser, The Monthly, Australian politics and culture, October 2010 In the United States, Lydia Davis has long been acclaimed for her experiments in short fiction. Elsewhere, she is best known as …

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