Foucault News

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

Guillaume Le Blanc, Why read Foucault’s Confessions of the Flesh today? (french version), Critique 13/13, Seminars at Columbia, Nov 30 2019 Que pouvons-nous trouver dans un texte sur la sexualité chrétienne qui aurait dû paraître en 1982 voire en 1984 et qui finalement ne le sera qu’en 2018 ? Étrange situation puisque nous lisons ce livre …

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Duncan Kelly, Foucault investigates, Times Literary Supplement, MAY 17, 2017 Duncan Kelly on the prodigious output of a writer who has influenced disciplines from classics to politics to psychology Review Michel Foucault OEUVRES, I & II, Edited by Frédéric Gros et al. In 1970, after various appointments in France, Germany, Poland, Sweden and Tunisia, the …

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Eric Bulson, Tripping his brains out Eric Bulson on Michel Foucault and LSD, Times Literary Supplement, 14 May 2019 Review of Simeon Wade, FOUCAULT IN CALIFORNIA Olaf Nicolai, FOUCAULT IN [205 WORDS FROM SIMEON WADE’S MANUSCRIPT ‘FOUCAULT IN CALIFORNIA’] Michel Foucault HISTOIRE DE LA SEXUALITÉ IV, Les Aveux de la chair In May 1975, Michel …

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Sforzini, A. (2019). Michel Foucault va au cinéma / Foucault at the Movies. Le Foucaldien, 5(1), 1. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/lefou.56 Abstract This article reviews the book Foucault at the Movies, published in French in 2011 and translated into English by Clare O’Farrell in 2018. The author first discusses the general structure and aims of the volume. The article then …

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Editor: I usually pass over this kind of material, but Jordan Peterson, a clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Toronto has become an influential celebrity in the last few years with a large following. I am posting this in order to draw attention to the increasing volume and popularity of certain …

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Mike Gane, The New Foucault Effect, Cultural Politics Volume 14, Issue 1, March 2018, pp. 109-127 This review article considers two lecture courses by Michel Foucault (1972–73, 1979–80) and two books relating to the whole series of lectures (1970–84) by Stuart Elden. Foucault’s lecture courses can be divided into three phases, the first focused on …

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Vappereau, M. (2014). Les Carnets de René Allio : une nécessaire publication. Sociétés & Représentations, 37,(1), 179-193. doi:10.3917/sr.037.0179. Les événements de la fin de l’année 2013, depuis le colloque de novembre à l’INHA jusqu’à l’exposition au Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, permirent de faire redécouvrir René Allio, peintre, scénographe et cinéaste du second xxe siècle, et …

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Ott, J.C. Perceptions of the Nature of Happiness: Cultural, but Related to the Dynamics of the Human Mind and the Gratification of General Needs: Review of Laura Hyman: Happiness; Understanding Narratives and Discourses, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, ISBN: 978-1-137-32152-7 (2016) Journal of Happiness Studies, pp. 1-7. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1007/s10902-016-9720-6 Abstract In her book ‘Happiness’ …

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