Foucault News

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

Neil Badmington, Review of Michel Foucault, Patrice Maniglier and Dork Zabunyan, FOUCAULT AT THE MOVIES, Edited and translated by Clare O’Farrell, Times Literary Supplement, 23 November 2018 (Needs subscription to read full review). Although he once likened Lucian’s second-century Hermotimus to the films of Woody Allen, Michel Foucault is not usually remembered for his writings on cinema. As Patrice …

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Mike McClelland, Foucault at the Movies: by Michel Foucault, Patrice Maniglier and Dork Zabunyan, Spectrum Culture, 9 October 2018. An attractive, tidily organized collection of famed French philosopher Michel Foucault’s writing about film as well as scholarly reflections on that writing, translator/editor Clare O’Farrell’s Foucault at the Movies is a necessity for film scholars and philosophers alike. Filled …

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Judith Fathallah, Fanfiction and the Author – E-book | Amsterdam University Press, 2017 The production, reception and discussion of fanfiction is a major aspect of contemporary global media. Thus far, however, the genre has been subject to relatively little rigorous qualitative or quantitative study-a problem that Judith M. Fathallah remedies here through close analysis of …

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Prince’s Sign O’ The Times: celebrating 30 years of genius | British GQ BY GEORGE CHESTERTON, 07 Aug 2017 Thirty years ago, Prince released his ninth album, a collection of extraordinary songs that became the greatest record of its generation. The pop prodigy’s postmodern magnum opus obsessed with sex, death and faith remains a milestone …

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Review by Nicholas Till,  Times Higher Education. Olivia Bloechl, Opera and the Political Imaginary in Old Regime France University of Chicago Press, 272pp, £41.50ISBN 9780226522753Published 10 April 2018 [,,,] Bloechl turns to writers such as Michel Foucault, Judith Butler and Agamben, who have all theorised the ways in which power operates not only through the …

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“This Tale Is About You!”: On Bini Adamczak’s “Communism for Kids” – Los Angeles Review of Books, By Ross Wolfe JUNE 27, 2017 BINI ADAMCZAK’S Communism for Kids isn’t just for kids. The book is meant for readers of all ages, but its style is deliberately naïve. Adamczak addresses everyone as children in order to awaken their childlike …

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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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