Foucault News

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

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Many thanks to all who commented on Twitter and Facebook on yesterday’s photo – especially Alistair Leadbetter and Rangel Luis Manuel. FRANCE – FEBRUARY 23: Michel Foucault, Roland Barthes and Pierre Boulez in Paris, France on February 23, 1978. (Photo by Gilbert UZAN/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images) From left to right,…

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Kathryn Medien, ‘Foucault in Tunisia: The encounter with intolerable power‘, The Sociological Review, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1177/0038026119870107 (requires subscription) In September 1966, 10 years after Tunisia officially gained independence from French colonial rule, Michel Foucault took up a three-year secondment, teaching philosophy at the University of Tunis. This article offers an account…

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Since the last update, and a short holiday in Wales, I’ve been systematically going through each of the previously drafted chapters, and doing a bit of reorganization. I’ve also worked through all the issues of Le Magazine Littéraire which have theme sections on Foucault, many of which are revealing sources of…

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Michel Foucault, Folie, Langage, Litterature, edited by Henri-Paul Fruchaud, Daniele Lorenzini and Judith Revel, Vrin, September 2019 The latest collection of pieces from the archive, with an introduction by Judith Revel. La folie, le langage et la littérature ont longtemps occupé une place centrale dans la pensée de Michel Foucault.…

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
‘Foucault in the Valley of Death‘ – Andrew Marzoni on Simeon Wade’s Foucault in California in The Baffler (online and in issue #46). I spoke to Marzoni by phone during his research for this piece, and am briefly quoted in it. Although it uses the Wade memoir, it goes quite a…

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Foucault’s Inaugural lecture at the Collège de France was delivered on 2 December 1970, one week before the beginning of his first course, published as Leçons sur la volonté de savoir and translated as Lectures on the Will to Know. The inaugural lecture was published in French by Gallimard as a…