Foucault News

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

Schubert, Karsten. (2021). The Christian Roots of Critique. How Foucault’s Confessions of the Flesh Sheds New Light on the Concept of Freedom and the Genealogy of the Modern Critical Attitude. Le Foucaldien, 7, 2. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/lefou.98 Abstract Finally published 34 years after his death, Foucault’s book Confessions of the Flesh sheds new light on the debate about freedom and power that …

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William Davies, Theory wars: how postmodernism became weaponised, New Statesman, 10 November 2021. How did a philosophical movement embracing consumer culture become a target for today’s anti-woke brigade? Postmodernism, as the journalist Stuart Jeffries demonstrates in Everything, All the Time, Everywhere, is a tricky phenomenon to describe. The term is usually assumed to originate in …

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“Do Not Ask Me Who I Am” Foucault and neoliberalism, The Point Magazine, June 2 2021 We just can’t seem to shake Foucault. The French philosopher, loathed or loved, has not dimmed in significance since his death of AIDS in 1984. In many ways the patron saint of contemporary humanistic inquiry, Michel Foucault’s work remains …

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Review: How a California acid trip made Michel Foucault a neoliberal by Jonathan Russell Clark, Los Angeles Times. 24 May 2021 Review of The Last Man Takes LSD: Foucault and the End of Revolution By Mitchell Dean and Daniel Zamora, Verso, 2021 In 1978 and 1979, the French philosopher Michel Foucault gave a series of …

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 The first part of this edited collection reflected on Foucault as a reader of Marx.  In the book’s second part, five essays respond to the various Marxisms of the 19th-20th centuries and how Foucault situated his own research in relation to them. The first essay maps Foucault’s writings alongside developments in…

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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