Foucault News

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

New translations of Alternatives à la prison (2022) The lecture given by Foucault on alternatives to prison in 1976 at the University of Montreal was published and commented on in Foucault in Montreal (2021) published by Éditions de la rue Dorion. A shortened version of this book was published, in France, by Éditions Divergences. This …

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Polan, Dana, Review, H-France Review, Vol. 20 (August 2020), No. 149, pp.1-4. Michel Foucault, Patrice Maniglier, and Dork Zabunyan, Foucault at the Movies, ed. and trans. Clare O’Farrell. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018 First, let’s get the issue of the title out of the way: Michel Foucault, it seems, was in his adult years …

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Editor: Perlego, an ebook library launched in 2016, offers a paid subscription service to access a variety of academic and professional ebooks. They have a very substantial collection of currently 431 books relating to Foucault, mainly in English, but also in French, Spanish, German, Italian and Portuguese. The collection also includes a selection of works …

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Nancy Luxon (Ed.) Archives of Infamy. Foucault on State Power in the Lives of Ordinary Citizens. Translated by Thomas Scott-Railton, University of Minnesota Press, 2019 What might it mean for ordinary people to intervene in the circulation of power between police and the streets, sovereigns and their subjects? How did the police come to understand …

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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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