Foucault News

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

Interview with Shelley Tremain by Dave O’Brien on Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability, University of Michigan Press 2017 September 11, 2018 Podcast, New Books Network How should we understand disability? In Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability (University of Michigan Press, 2017), Dr. Shelley Tremain explores this complex question from the perspective of feminist …

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Philosophy As Interdisciplinary Intensity – An Interview With Giorgio Agamben (Antonio Gnolio/Ido Govrin) – RELIGIOUS THEORY Feb 5 2017 The following is an interview with the famed Continental philosopher Giorgio Agamben conducted by journalist Antonio Gnolio. Originally published in La Repubblica on May 15, 2016.  the interview is translated from the Italian by Ido Govrin, whose bio is given …

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Histories of Violence: Nonviolence and the Ghost of Fascism – Los Angeles Review of Books MAY 21, 2018 This conversation is with Todd May, who is a political philosopher and social activist based at Clemson University. Among his many books are, more recently, A Fragile Life: Accepting Our Vulnerability (2017) and Nonviolent Resistance: A Philosophical …

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Catherine Soussloff, “Foucault on Painting” (U Minnesota Press, 2017) podcast In Foucault on Painting (University of Minnesota Press, 2017), Catherine Soussloff discusses an area of Foucault’s development that has remained largely overlooked: his engagement with painting.  Indeed Foucault, we learn, described himself as a painter.  Throughout his career, he examined painting and the image as he pursued critical elements …

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« Il faut renvoyer mai 68 au passé . Entretien dans Politis. | «Le site de Geoffroy de Lagasnerie […] Vous vous intéressez beaucoup à Foucault, à Bourdieu. Comment voyez-vous l’effet de mai 68 sur eux et dans l’espace intellectuel aujourd’hui ? Peut être l’un de éléments le plus important de mai 68 est d’avoir fait naître …

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Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Michel Foucault, l’Iran et le pouvoir du spirituel – previously unpublished 1979 interview in Bibliobs (requires subscription). A shorter version is published in the print version of L’Obs, 8 February 2018. I have the print version, but if anyone can access the online version please let me know. Many thanks…