Foucault News

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

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Now that marking is complete, and the end of term is here,?it’s been great to regain time and focus for?this work. Some of the nice comments I had about?The Early Foucault?helped to encourage this. I’m not tired of this book, but I am impatient to move it forward, at least…

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Alain Brossat et Daniele Lorenzini (dir.), Foucault et… Les liaisons dangereuses de Michel Foucault – Vrin, August 2021 Michel Foucault est un philosophe qui, loin de plancher sur d’autres philosophes, avance avec et contre eux – et contre pas moins qu’avec, au vu du caractère distinctement agonistique de sa pensée.Dans…

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Foucault’s text on René Magritte, “Ceci n’est pas une pipe”, was published first in French in 1968 (reprinted in?Dits et écrits?as text 53), and then in a revised and expanded form as a book in 1973. The 1973 book was translated as?This is not a Pipe by James Harkness in…

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Alison Downham Moore on ‘Foucault’s 1960s Lectures on Sexuality’ – video abstract for Alison Downham Moore and Stuart Elden, review essay on ‘Foucault’s 1960s lectures on sexuality‘, Theory, Culture & Society (open access) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L002CQ6viH4 This essay is part of the special issue on ‘Foucault Before the Collège de France’, which…

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…