Foucault News

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

Bruce Robbins, The Other Foucault (book review) | The Nation, NOVEMBER 2, 2017 At his death in 1984, Michel Foucault left a letter stating that he wanted no posthumous publication of his work. He should have known better: The hunger for further clarification and elaboration of the master’s positions would prove irresistible. So too has …

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Paolo Vernaglione Berardi, Critica: La carne e l’amicizia Deleuze per Foucault, Laboratorio “archeologia filosofica”, 2018 Gilles Deleuze, Il potere. Corso su Michel Foucault (1985-1986)/2, Ombre Corte, 2018 On the occasion of the publication in France of  Les aveux de la chair, the “so called” fourth Foucault volume of the History of sexuality, and the contemporary publication …

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Mitchell Dean and Daniel Zamora, Did Foucault Reinvent His History of Sexuality Through the Prism of Neoliberalism? Los Angeles Review of Books THE RECENT PUBLICATION of the long-awaited fourth volume of his History of Sexuality, Les Aveux de la chair, [1] raises questions as to why and how Foucault chose to reinvent his magnum opus …

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Ball, M. (2018). Mariana Valverde (2017) Michel Foucault. Oxon: Routledge.. International Journal For Crime, Justice And Social Democracy, 7(1), 143-145. DOI: 10.5204/ijcjsd.v7i1.469 See also QUT eprints Abstract In this short and accessible volume, Mariana Valverde adopts the unenviable task not only of surveying Michel Foucault’s contributions to criminology and criminal justice but also of summarising relevant parts …

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This graphic novel is the biography of a painting. But perhaps it’s really about reality Review by Debkumar Mitra, Scroll.in, Published Oct 15, 2017 Santiago Garcia and Javier Olivares’s ‘The Ladies-In-Waiting’ tries to lift the veil of mystery over Velázquez’s famous work ‘Las Meninas’. A fictional account of a mysterious and famous painting and a …

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Roundup of media discussion of Foucault’s Les Aveux de la chair (mostly French) | Progressive Geographies Some of the media discussion of Foucault’s Les Aveux de la chair. Will add other pieces as I see them – do add comments if you know of more. Michel Foucault, culture physique – FranceCulture podcast Il est comment le dernier Michel …

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Book reviews: In the depths of the digital age, Financial Review, Nov 17 2016 Extract The most socially alarming effect of the digital revolution is the state of continuous surveillance endured, with varying levels of complaisance, by everyone who uses a smartphone. Bernard Harcourt’s intellectually energetic book Exposed surveys the damage inflicted on privacy by …

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Elaine Blair, Chris Kraus, Female Antihero, The New Yorker, November 21, 2016 She turned her failures as a filmmaker and in her romantic relationships into the boundary-breaking autobiographical novel “I Love Dick.” […] “I Love Dick,” Kraus’s first book, was published in 1997 by the independent press Semiotext(e) and received little notice. Semiotext(e), founded in …

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Vappereau, M. (2014). Les Carnets de René Allio : une nécessaire publication. Sociétés & Représentations, 37,(1), 179-193. doi:10.3917/sr.037.0179. Les événements de la fin de l’année 2013, depuis le colloque de novembre à l’INHA jusqu’à l’exposition au Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, permirent de faire redécouvrir René Allio, peintre, scénographe et cinéaste du second xxe siècle, et …

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Etelka Lehoczky, Mirrors And Neck Ruffs: A Graphic Novel Takes On Velázquez. NPR Books, 30 August 2017 Review of graphic novel: The Ladies-In-Waiting by Santiago Garcia, Javier Olivares and Erica Mena […] Even in this crowded field, Diego Velázquez’ 1656 Las Meninas (The Ladies-in-Waiting) maintains a special hold on viewers’ imaginations. The elaborately gowned girl at the …

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