Foucault News

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

Nadieszda Kizenko, Good for the Souls, A History of Confession in the Russian Empire, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 2021 Audio interview with the author on the New Books Network From the moment that Tsars as well as hierarchs realized that having their subjects go to confession could make them better citizens as well as better Christians, …

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“In the Stubborn, Bright Sun of Polish Liberty”: Foucault in Warsaw with Remigiusz Ryziński and Sean Bye, Outsider Theory, August 2021 Podcast discussion About this Episode “Foucault in Warsaw,” just out in English translation from Open Letter Books, is a fascinating investigation of the time Michel Foucault spent as a cultural attaché in Warsaw in …

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Lynne Huffer, Foucault’s Strange Eros, Columbia University Press, 2020 Interview with author What is the strange eros that haunts Foucault’s writing? In this deeply original consideration of Foucault’s erotic ethics, Lynne Huffer provocatively rewrites Foucault as a Sapphic poet. She uncovers eros as a mode of thought that erodes the interiority of the thinking subject. …

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Iain Mackenzie, Critique in a World of Control Paris Institute for Critical Thinking Our tenth interview is with Iain Mackenzie, philosophy scholar (Canterbury, UK) by Evrim Emir-Sayers (Paris, France) Thursday, May 7, 2020 PICT Voices is an interview series conducted by PICT faculty with notable members of the broader PICT community. Our goal is to …

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7 Questions with David Sepkoski, author of “Catastrophic Thinking” The Chicago blog, NOVEMBER 23, 2020 We live in an age in which we are repeatedly reminded—by scientists, by the media, by popular culture—of the looming threat of mass extinction. Such apocalyptic talk feels familiar to us, but the current fascination with extinction is a relatively …

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Heather Brunskell-Evans. Interview with Julian Vigo, Savage Minds, October 25 2020. Podcast Heather Brunskell-Evans discusses John Stuart Mill, Michel Foucault, identity politics, the current philosophical and legal discourses on sexual violence, and the politics of “kindness” with Julian Vigo. Focusing upon many of the misrepresentations of Foucault’s work in recent years, Brunskell-Evans offers ways in …

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Michel Foucault, Interview with Madeleine Chapsal, The Journal of Continental Philosophy Translated by Mark G. E. Kelly, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2020, Pages 29-35 DOI: 10.5840/jcp2020876 Open access Abstract In this 1966 interview, published here in English translation for the first time, Michel Foucault positions himself as a representative of a ‘generation’ of French thinkers …

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