Foucault News

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

Foucault, Michel. “Literature and Madness: Madness in the Baroque Theatre and the Theatre of Artaud.” Theory, Culture & Society, (October 2021). https://doi.org/10.1177/02632764211032717. Abstract Literature and madness dominate Michel Foucault’s early writings in the 1960s, and indeed much of his career. In this text, Foucault considers the relation between madness, language, and silence; the difficult frontier …

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Translator Kate Briggs among this year’s Windham-Campbell prize winners. The Guardian Alison Flood Tue 23 Mar 2021 06.15 AEDT Editor: Kate Briggs translated Foucault’s Introduction to Kant’s Anthropology One of the world’s richest literary awards, the Windham-Campbell prizes give an unrestricted grant of $165,000 to eight writers each year, celebrating “extraordinary literary achievement” by allowing …

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Michel Foucault, Interview with Madeleine Chapsal, The Journal of Continental Philosophy Translated by Mark G. E. Kelly, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2020, Pages 29-35 DOI: 10.5840/jcp2020876 Open access Abstract In this 1966 interview, published here in English translation for the first time, Michel Foucault positions himself as a representative of a ‘generation’ of French thinkers …

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Michel Foucault, Sexuality The 1964 Clermont-Ferrand and 1969 Vincennes Lectures, Foreword by Bernard E. Harcourt. Translated by Graham Burchell. Columbia University Press Forthcoming August 2021. Michel Foucault’s The History of Sexuality —the first volume of which was published in 1976—exerts a vast influence across the humanities and social sciences. However, Foucault’s interest in the history …

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Michel Foucault, Political Spirituality as the Will for Alterity: An Interview with the Nouvel Observateur. Critical Inquiry Volume 47, Number 1, 2020. Translated and introduced by Sabina Vaccarino Bremner. Abstract An interview with Michel Foucault in 1979 that was never published during his lifetime and was recently rediscovered in the archives. The interview, appearing for …

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Michel Foucault, “Discourse and Truth” and “Parresia”, Chicago University Press, 2019 Edited by Henri-Paul Fruchaud and Daniele Lorenzini With an Introduction by Frédéric Gros English edition established by Nancy Luxon The Chicago Foucault Project This volume collects a series of lectures given by the renowned French thinker Michel Foucault late in his career. The book …

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Cseke, Á. (2019). Au sujet de l’édition de Michel Foucault, Le courage de la vérité. Quelques remarques du traducteur hongrois. Le Foucaldien, 5(1), 2. DOI: 10.16995/lefou.58 Open access. Article in French Abstract This article examines the text edition of the last course that Michel Foucault delivered at the Collège de France before his death in …

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New issue of Critical Inquiry: Davidson and His Interlocutors Volume 45, Number 2 | Winter 2019 Open access Articles in this issue include amongst others David Halperin, Queer Love Daniele Lorenzini, The Emergence of Desire: Notes Toward a Political History of the Will Michel Foucault, Structuralism and Literary Analysis

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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Clare O’Farrell on Translating Foucault at the Movies, Columbia University Press blog, September 27, 2018 Today for National Translation Month we are presenting our film fans with a guest post from Clare O’Farrell who translated Foucault at the Movies by Michel Foucault, Patrice Maniglier, and Dork Zabunyan. In this post, O’Farrell gives a personal account of the challenges and opportunities …

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