Foucault News

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

Christian Ruby, Un cours inédit de Michel Foucault : les conditions de l’anthropologie, Nonfiction, 07 juin 2022 Les manuscrits inédits d’un cours de Michel Foucault prononcé en 1954 exhument les prémices de sa réflexion sur la possibilité d’une connaissance de l’homme, c’est-à-dire d’une anthropologie. Le manuscrit de Michel Foucault (1926-1984) édité sous le titre La …

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Mark Olssen, Review of Foucault’s New Materialism: A Review of Thomas Lemke’s The Government of Things, Social Forces, 2022;, soac037, https://doi.org/10.1093/sf/soac037 I first wrote on Foucault as a complexity materialist in the 1990s and have continued to write on the subject (see Olssen 1996, 1999, 2008, 2015, 2017, 2021). In that Thomas Lemke’s book, The …

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Volume 11 of Maynooth Philosophical Papers contains two articles that are of interest to Foucault scholars. PDF of Table of Contents Based on research in the Foucault Archives at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Philippe Chevallier’s essay formulates, for the first time, a series of hypotheses concerning the stages in which Foucault composed the fourth …

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Sara Raimondi, Method to the madness: Reading Foucault between geometry and brackets. Contemporary Political Theory (2022). https://doi.org/10.1057/s41296-022-00549-6 Open access Essay review Lynne Huffer, Foucault’s Strange Eros, Columbia University Press, New York, 2020, xii+265pp., ISBN: 978- 0-2311-9714-4 Gregg Lambert, The Elements of Foucault, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 2020, 143pp., ISBN: 978-1-5179-0877-5 It is a prolific …

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Tom Shakespeare, Review: The many worlds of disability, The Lancet, Volume 398, Issue 10316, 4–10 December 2021, Page 2066 DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)02693-3 Jan Grue is a phenomenon in the disability world: a 40-year-old with a congenital muscular atrophy, who is an author of fiction for adults and children and is also Professor of Qualitative Research at the …

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Mark D. Jordan, In Search of Foucault’s Last Words, Boston Review, 19 January 2022 Review: Confessions of the Flesh (The History of Sexuality 4) Michel Foucault, edited by Frederic Gros and translated by Robert Hurley Vintage, $17 (paper) When Foucault died from complications of AIDS, he left the series entitled History of Sexuality at least …

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Robert Mitchell, Infectious Liberty: Biopolitics between Romanticism and Liberalism, Fordham University Press, 2021 Open access Review in Foucault Studies Abstract Infectious Liberty traces the origins of our contemporary concerns about public health, world population, climate change, global trade, and government regulation to a series of Romantic-era debates and their literary consequences. Through a series of …

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J M Moore, Review: Penal Theories and Institutions: Lectures at the College de France 1971–1972, The British Journal of Criminology, Volume 62, Issue 1, January 2022, Pages 254–256, https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azab044 Extract Between 1970 and his death in 1984 (with the exception of a sabbatical in 1977), Michel Foucault delivered an annual series of lectures at the …

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