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

Roberts, S.R. The biopolitics of China’s “war on terror” and the exclusion of the Uyghurs (2018) Critical Asian Studies, 50 (2), pp. 232-258. DOI: 10.1080/14672715.2018.1454111 Abstract This article provides an overview of People’s Republic of China (PRC) counter-terrorism policies targeting Uyghurs since 2001 when the state first asserted that it faced a terrorist threat from …

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Foucault in California [A True Story—Wherein the Great French Philosopher Drops Acid in the Valley of Death] – Heyday 2019. This is the famous/infamous memoir of Simeon Wade, with a foreword by Heather Dundas. In The Lives of Michel Foucault, David Macey quotes the iconic French philosopher as speaking “nostalgically…of…

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When Foucault va au cinéma came out in 2011, I immediately got hold of a copy. It was a collection of excerpts from Foucault’s interviews about and discussions of films, prefaced by two new introductory essays by Patrice Maniglier and Dork Zabunyan. The texts by Foucault, though, were all taken from…

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I’m pleased to share the cover design of my forthcoming book Canguilhem (Polity, 2019). It’s part of the Key Contemporary Thinkers series and is available to preorder from Wiley in ebook, paperback and hardcover. The book is due for publication in February in the UK, and April in the rest of the…

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This text was first published in Libération, July 12, 1982, p. 14 (pdf). There it is signed ‘DE’, and follows an interview with Didier Eribon with André Baudry. Readers would assume that ‘DE’ meant Didier Eribon, but in his book Michel Foucault et ses contemporains, Paris: Fayard, 1994, pp. 274-77, Eribon says…

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Michel Foucault, La Sexualité. Cours donné à l’université de Clermont-Ferrand (1964) suivi de Le Discours de la sexualité. Cours donné à l’université de Vincennes (1969) – EHESS/Gallimard/Seuil 2018 The first volume of Foucault’s pre-Collège de France courses is due for publication in October 2018. I’ve mentioned this before, but the…

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Return to Foucault’s “What is an Author” – Gordon Hull at New APPS I’m teaching a Foucault seminar this term, and one of the things I’m trying to do is get better on the doxography of his essays.  That led me to a discovery about “What is an Author” that…

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Alexandre Gefen briefly reviews Foucault’s Les Aveux de la Chair at the Critical Inquiry blog. Thanks to Michael O’Rourke for the link. A roundup of news stories and other pieces – mostly in French and some in English is here. My review essay is on the Theory, Culture and Society blog (open access),…

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Spaces of Crisis and Critique: Heterotopias Beyond Foucault, edited by Anthony Faramelli, David Hancock, Robert G. White – Bloomsbury 2018. Unfortunately only hardback and expensive e-book. In Of Other Spaces Foucault coined the term “heterotopias” to signify “all the other real sites that can be found within the culture” which…