Foucault News

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

Neil Badmington, Review of Michel Foucault, Patrice Maniglier and Dork Zabunyan, FOUCAULT AT THE MOVIES, Edited and translated by Clare O’Farrell, Times Literary Supplement, 23 November 2018 (Needs subscription to read full review). Although he once likened Lucian’s second-century Hermotimus to the films of Woody Allen, Michel Foucault is not usually remembered for his writings on cinema. As Patrice …

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Marcelo Hoffman, Militant Acts. The Role of Investigations in Radical Political Struggles, SUNY Press, Release Date: January 2019 ISBN13: 978-1-4384-7261-4 Summary Offers a history of the role of investigations in radical political struggles from the nineteenth century forward. Militant Acts presents a broad history of the concept and practice of investigations in radical political struggles …

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Francescomaria Tedesco, Sovereign Excess, Legitimacy and Resistance, Routledge, 2018 Description When talking about his film Salò, Pasolini claimed that nothing is more anarchic than power, because power does whatever it wants, and what power wants is totally arbitrary. And yet, upon examining the murderous capital of modern sovereignty, the fragility emerges of a power whose …

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Arona Moreau, Le Biosiècle: Bioéconomie, biopolitique, biocentrisme, Paris: L’Harmattan, 2018 Ce siècle qui avance est le Biosiècle, le siècle qui consacre le vivant dans ses dimensions multiples. De l’économie à l’histoire, en passant par la politique et la philosophie, la bioquestion se retrouve au centre des débats, avec une grande diversité d’auteurs et de travaux, …

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Stephen Legg and Deana Heath (Eds.), South Asian Governmentalities: Michel Foucault and the Question of Postcolonial Orderings, Cambridge University Press, 2018 Flyer – PDF This volume analyses the ways in which the works of one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century, Michel Foucault, have been received and re-worked by scholars of South …

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Mike McClelland, Foucault at the Movies: by Michel Foucault, Patrice Maniglier and Dork Zabunyan, Spectrum Culture, 9 October 2018. An attractive, tidily organized collection of famed French philosopher Michel Foucault’s writing about film as well as scholarly reflections on that writing, translator/editor Clare O’Farrell’s Foucault at the Movies is a necessity for film scholars and philosophers alike. Filled …

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Laboratorio “archeologia filosofica” (www.archeologiafilosofica.it) is proud to present the new book series directed by Alessandro Baccarin and Paolo Vernaglione Berardi, for Efesto publisher. The aim of the series is to follow the foucauldian direction of The Archaeology of Knowledge, with the philosophical problematizations elaborated by Enzo Melandri and Giorgio Agamben, along the genealogical research that …

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Clare O’Farrell on Translating Foucault at the Movies, Columbia University Press blog, September 27, 2018 Today for National Translation Month we are presenting our film fans with a guest post from Clare O’Farrell who translated Foucault at the Movies by Michel Foucault, Patrice Maniglier, and Dork Zabunyan. In this post, O’Farrell gives a personal account of the challenges and opportunities …

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Giorgio La Rocca, Soggettività e Veridizione nell’ultimo Foucault, Sapienza Università Editrice, 2018 L’opera analizza il tema della soggettività e della veridizione negli ultimi quattro corsi tenuti da Michel Foucault al Collège de France, con particolare riferimento agli ultimi due dedicati al governo di sé e degli altri. L’idea è di leggere tutti questi argomenti attraverso …

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