Foucault News

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

Originally posted on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY:
A reminder that this Friday, that is, Friday, February 3rd, at 12:00pm, I will present a Zoom talk entitled “Bioethics De-Mystified: Disaster Ableism and the Utility of Epistemologies of Crisis” to the Department of Philosophy at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). The talk is part of the Webinaire Justice…

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
All of Foucault’s lecture courses at the Collège de France have been published and translated into English. Thirteen courses were delivered over a fourteen-year period from 1970-84 – Foucault took 1976-77 as a sabbatical year. Much less is known about his seminars. Until 1981, Foucault ran a seminar class in…

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
David Beer, The Tensions of Algorithmic Thinking: Automation, Intelligence and the Politics of Knowing – Bristol University Press, November 2022 Hardback and e-book only at the moment, but paperback sometime in the future. Subscribers to David’s substack The Fragment can access a 50% discount code. We are living in algorithmic…

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Melissa Pawelski, “Between ‘Körper’ and ‘Leib’ – Translating Michel Foucault’s concept of the body after Friedrich Nietzsche“, Perspectives: Studies in Translation Theory and Practice, 2022 (open access) This article analyses the German words ‘Leib’ and ‘Körper’ that can both be translated as ‘the body’ in English and as ‘le corps’…

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
In 1975, Foucault was interviewed by Jacques Chancel on the radio. It is reprinted in Dits et écrits as text 161, “Radioscopie de Michel Foucault”. The French text is here and the recording here. Comparing the transcription and the recording shows that it has been cleaned up quite a bit…

Russell-Mayhew, S., Estefan, A., Moules, N.J., Lefebvre, D., Morhun, J.M., Saunders, J.F., Wong, K., Myre, M. The optics of weight: expert perspectives from the panopticon and synopticon (2022) Psychology and Health DOI: 10.1080/08870446.2022.2117810 Abstract Objective: That we all weigh something is a fact of life, yet the material reality of weight is refracted through multiple …

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Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
There are two recent reviews of The Early Foucault by Colin Koopman at The Review of Politics (requires subscription) and Jasper Friedrich at Foucault Studies (open access). They are generous and appreciative, though not uncritical. I’m grateful to both for taking the time to engage. Here’s the first two paragraphs of Koopman’s review: Stuart…

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
This is a short account of an interesting event and a rather specialist request for help. In the late 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s the?Institut collégial européen organised a series of events, most of which were reported in their annual Bulletin. I’m looking for the one reporting on a September…