Foucault News

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

Pierre Nora : ses années Gallimard, Par Marie Bellan Les Echos, Publié le 23 sept. 2022 Dans son dernier ouvrage à caractère autobiographique, l’historien Pierre Nora revient sur ses années d’universitaire et d’éditeur chez Gallimard, son amitié avec les auteurs qu’il a promus et la gestation, entre autres, de son grand oeuvre : « Les …

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Pourquoi Michel Foucault n’aimait-il pas les polémiques ? France Culture, Radio France, Lundi 3 octobre 2022 Radio broadcast Résumé Le polémiste n’est-il pas celui qui avance “bardé de privilèges qu’il détient d’avance et que jamais il n’accepte de remettre en question” ? En savoir plus “J’aime discuter et aux questions qu’on me pose je tâche …

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Interviews with Foucauldians – Dr Perry Zurn Overthink Podcasts Jan 19, 2022 In this video, philosophy professor David M. Peña-Guzmán interviews Dr. Perry Zurn about his work about Michel Foucault, prison abolition, and curiosity studies. This video was created as part of a series for a graduate seminar at San Francisco State University on the …

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Open HistoryThe Archaeology of Retrocomputing KULTURVERLAG KADMOS 2021 New Books network, Podcast, Sep 16, 2022 Today I talked to Stefan Höltgen about his book Open History: The Archaeology of Retrocomputing (Kulturverlag Kadmos, 2021). How can historical computers be described properly from the viewpoint of computer science? By considering media archaeology’s theory of operative and thus …

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Sandra Eder, How the Clinic Made Gender. The Medical History of a Transformative Idea, Chicago University Press, 2022 Interview (podcast) with the author on the New Books network An eye-opening exploration of the medical origins of gender in modern US history. Today, a world without “gender” is hard to imagine. Gender is at the center …

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Foucault and Praxis: On Genealogical Method and Abolition with Bernard Harcourt, Acid Horizon, Aug. 13, 2022 ABOUT THIS EPISODE Acid Horizon hosts Bernard Harcourt, a distinguished critical theorist, legal advocate, and prolific writer and editor. Bernard joins the cast to discuss the legacy of Foucault’s work, its emergence within its historical milieu, and the practical …

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Normalization. A Discussion with Gëzim Visoka and Nicolas Lemay New Books Network, Aug 16, 2022 In this episode of High Theory, Gëzim Visoka and Nicolas Lemay-Hebert tell us about normalization in international relations. Their research applies Foucault’s social theories of the normal and abnormal to the objects of political science: states, international organizations, and practices …

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Histoire de la sexualité de Michel Foucault Épisodes Est-ce à force de culpabiliser le plaisir qu’on le provoque et l’intensifie ? Épisode 4/4 : Volume 4 “Les aveux de la chair”, le plaisir est-il coupable ? Comment et pourquoi le plaisir sexuel est-il devenu coupable ? Et est-ce à force de culpabiliser le plaisir qu’on …

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Jessica Whyte, Neoliberal Freedom as Stoic Resignation, LSE Events, podcast, 10 Feb 2022 In this talk, Jessica Whyte will trace the development of neoliberal attitudes to the subjective comportment required for a functioning competitive market. Her focus is on the irony by which a neoliberal movement that emerged as a critique of the stoic resignation …

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Discussions on Intolerable: Writings from Michel Foucault and the Prisons Information Group (U of Minnesota Press, 2021), eds. Kevin Thompson and Perry Zurn and trs. Perry Zurn and Erik Beranek. **Conversations in Atlantic theory: Kevin Thompson and Perry Zurn on Intolerable: . Podcast (January 2022) **Recorded Zoom Conversation with Kevin Thompson and Perry Zurn on …

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