Foucault News

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

L’écrivain Serge Livrozet, anarchiste et militant anti-carcéral, est mort à 83 ans franceinfo: Culture 30/11/2022 Figure des milieux anarchistes, il fut l’un des meneurs des révoltes qui ébranlèrent les prisons françaises dans les années 70. Il s’est éteint chez lui dans la région niçoise, “des suites d’une longue maladie”, ont annoncé mercredi ses proches à …

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Paul Veyne, grand historien français de l’Antiquité, est mort, Le Devoir Claude Casteran – Agence France-Presse à Paris 29 septembre 2022 L’historien de l’Antiquité Paul Veyne, salué pour son érudition et son enthousiasme pour transmettre sa passion des mondes grec et romain dans une oeuvre aussi savante qu’iconoclaste, est mort à l’âge de 92 ans, …

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Dominique Lecourt, author of the classics of Marxist philosophy of science Marxism and Epistemology Bachelard, Canguilhem, Foucault and Proletarian Science?, among many others, died in Paris on 1 May 2022. Here, Roger-Pol Droit remembers his life and work. Also included [on the Verso page] is a newly translated essay of Lecourt’s on Foucault’s The Archaeology …

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Kate Wagner, Remembering Ricardo Bofill, Architect of Otherworldly Social Housing, Curbed, 28 Jnuary 2022 His buildings fill dystopic films, but function more like colorful utopias. […] For many people, their introduction to the work of Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill comes from the image of his grand social housing project, the monumental and colonnaded Espaces d’Abraxas, standing …

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Museum Thresholds The Design and Media of Arrival Edited By Ross Parry, Ruth Page, Alex Moseley. Routledge 2020. Copyright year 2018. Editor: I came across this volume doing a search on Richard Rogers, one of the two architect behind the Georges Pompidou centre in Paris, (the other was Renzo Piano). Richard Rogers has just died. …

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Sylvère Lotringer (1938–2021) Art Forum, November 10, 2021 Renowned French thinker Sylvère Lotringer, a lodestar in the twin galaxies of literary criticism and cultural theory, died on November 8 at the age of eighty-three following an illness. Beginning in the 1970s, Lotringer reshaped the American literary scene through the journal Semiotext(e), which he began publishing …

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Claire Devarrieux, Mort de l’éditeur Bruno Roy, maître de maison, Libération, publié le 20 septembre 2021 Le fondateur des éditions Fata Morgana est mort à 81 ans. Créée en 1966, son entreprise, loin des pratiques parisiennes, a publié Michel Foucault, Jonathan Littell ou Roger Gilbert-Lecomte. Il a publié Emmanuel Levinas et Michel Foucault, Henri Michaux, …

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