Foucault News

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

The Telos Press Podcast: Mark G. E. Kelly on Michel Foucault and the Politics of Language Today, December 1, 2020 In today’s episode of the Telos Press Podcast, Camelia Raghinaru talks with Mark G. E. Kelly about his article “Foucault and the Politics of Language Today,” from Telos 191 (Summer 2020). An excerpt of the article appears …

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Wade, F. “Judith Butler on the Violence of Neglect Amid a Health Crisis. A conversation with the theorist about her new book, The Force of Nonviolence, and the need for global solidarity in the pandemic World.” The Nation May 13 (2020). Butler—who is the Maxine Elliot Professor of Comparative Literature and Critical Theory at the University of …

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Michel Foucault, Political Spirituality as the Will for Alterity: An Interview with the Nouvel Observateur. Critical Inquiry Volume 47, Number 1, 2020. Translated and introduced by Sabina Vaccarino Bremner. Abstract An interview with Michel Foucault in 1979 that was never published during his lifetime and was recently rediscovered in the archives. The interview, appearing for …

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Recently Published Book Spotlight: How Propaganda Became Public Relations Interview with Cory Wimberly by Nathan Eckstrand, Blog of the APA, July 6, 2020 This edition of the Recently Published Book Spotlight is about Cory Wimberly‘s How Propaganda Became Public Relations: Foucault and the Corporate Government of the Public. Cory Wimberly is Associate Professor of Philosophy …

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David Langwallner on Foucault’s Panopticon Audio interview on Soundcloud Human Rights Lawyer David Langwallner discusses the idea of the Panopticon that Michel Foucault borrowed from Jeremy Bentham to describe the all-seeing eye of the prison. Foucault argued that this has been internalised and led to a series of restraints on our natural inclinations, which have …

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Daniel Nemser, Infrastructures of Race. Concentration and Biopolitics in Colonial Mexico, University of Texas Press, 2017. See also radio interview with Daniel Nemser Description Many scholars believe that the modern concentration camp was born during the Cuban war for independence when Spanish authorities ordered civilians living in rural areas to report to the nearest city …

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The Biopolitics of Immunity in Times of COVID-19: An Interview with Roberto Esposito, Antipode online, 16th June 2020 Interview conducted (via Skype on 3 June 2020) and translated by Tim Christiaens and Stijn De Cauwer. The Italian philosopher Roberto Esposito is the author of various influential books, including the trilogy Communitas: The Origin and Destiny …

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Foucault & Neoliberalism, with Magnus Paulsen Hansen Interviewed by Nicholas Kiersey, #OCCUPYIRTHEORY, Fully automated (podcast), April 27 2020 […] Our guest is Dr. Magnus Paulsen Hansen, who is an Associate Professor at the Department of Social Sciences and Business, at Roskilde University. Magnus researches the role of ideas and evaluation in the legitimation of welfare …

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