Foucault News

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

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
The new translation of Jean Cavaillès, On Logic and the Theory of Science, some second-hand books by Eliade, a collective volume on Vincennes, the reedition of Foucault’s first two Collège de France courses, a special issue of the Carceral Notebooks on ‘Foucault and the Politics of Resistance in Brazil’, and Derrida’s…

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Sémir Badir, Magritte et les philosophes – Les Impressions Nouvelles, May 2021 ” L’œuvre de René Magritte est extrêmement populaire, c’est sûr. Pourtant, parmi les spécialistes de l’histoire de la peinture, beaucoup affichent à son égard un certain dédain. Mauvaise peinture, ose-t-on dire. Images triviales, tours de passe-passe dispensables. Chacun…

Originally posted on CREALECTICS:
Call for Chapters for a collective book (including a symposium) Possibility, (Re)Generation, Care: Perspectives on Philosophical Health? Edited by Luis de Miranda[1]?and Elisabetta Basso This book is the first of its kind to explore the emerging concept of philosophical health in contemporary contexts of care as distinct from, yet complementary to…

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RboeauVZcg Michel Foucault and the Social Contract, Chris Watkin with Stuart Elden and Mark Kelly – video of Monash discussion, 13 April 2021. Youtube video above, also available as a podcast. My talk was entitled ‘The Yoke of Law and the Lustre of Glory’; Mark’s ‘Social Contract as Norm’. Internationally…

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
My 2019 Dialogues in Human Geography lecture, ‘Terrain, Politics, History‘ has been published online first (open access). The responses are beginning to appear too. The ones available so far are Gastón Gordillo, The power of terrain: The affective materiality of planet Earth in the age of revolution (open access) Kimberley…

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
The French Programme: How Theory Came to London – Colm McAuliffe on the 1973 ICA festival that sparked British interest in Francophone structuralist and post-structuralist thought. March 1973: two months after Britain joins the European Economic Community, the French historian of ideas Michel Foucault is scheduled to give a lecture in…

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Foucault and Christianity – a really interesting online resource from Niki Kasumi Clements, as part of the research for her book Foucault the Confessor. As part of my research on Michel Foucault’s engagement with early Christian texts, I have been tracing his citational practices from 1974-1984 through his published works;…

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking – ‘Foucault: The History of Sexuality, Volume 4‘ – Shahidha Bari with Lisa Downing, Stuart Elden, and Stephen Shapiro, 25 February 2021, 10pm (and new available online) On the day the final volume of The History of Sexuality is published in English, over 36 years…

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Stuart Elden, The Early Foucault – Polity, June 2021 Three really generous endorsements for the book, from people whose own work I really admire. ‘Elden’s compendious coverage of Foucault’s intellectual career constitutes the contemporary apogee of scholarship on Foucault.’Mark G. E. Kelly, Western Sydney University ‘This is a work of…