Foucault News

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

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
My optimistic idea of having a complete, even if very rough, draft of The Archaeology of Foucault before Christmas didn’t happen. I’d liked the idea of having a complete text, which I could then print and leave for a while when on holiday, and return to edit before term started…

Caleb Smith, Disciplines of Attention in a Secular Age, Critical Inquiry 2019 45:4, 884-909 “Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things,” Henry David Thoreau writes in Walden (1854).1 In the century and a half since Thoreau withdrew to the Massachusetts woods, his thinking about modernity and mental …

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Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
As the?last update?on?this book?said, I was able to make a trip to Paris over reading week. I spent most of the time at the BNF working on archival materials related to?The Archaeology of Knowledge. There is a manuscript on philosophical discourse, probably written in 1966, which seems to be an…

Martínez-Bello, V.E., Bernabé-Villodre, M.D.M., Cabrera García-Ochoa, Y., Torrent-Trilles, L., Vega-Perona, H. The representation of athletes during Paralympic and Olympic Games: a Foucauldian analysis of the construction of difference in newspapers (2021) Disability and Society DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2021.1983413 Abstract Our first aim was to evaluate the representation of athletes in the top newspapers in a continental European …

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Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Michel Foucault, Phénoménologie et Psychologie 1953-1954, edited by Philippe Sabot, Gallimard/Seuil/EHESS, November 2021 The next volume of the courses and manuscripts before the Collège de France is a really interesting one. I discuss this in The Early Foucault, but it will be interesting to see how the manuscript has been…

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Michel Foucault, “Literature and Madness: Madness in the Baroque Theatre and the Theatre of Artaud”, Theory, Culture and Society (requires subscription) A translation of a piece by Foucault, online first in Theory, Culture and Society – part of the special issue on ‘Foucault before the Collège de France’ I am co-editing with…

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CFP: ‘What?is an?Author?’:?Critical Reflections on Authors and Authority in Critical Security Studies Full details in pdf – For enquiries and expressions of interest?please contact the guest editors Tina Managhan (tmanaghan@brookes.ac.uk) and/or Dan Bulley (dbulley@brookes.ac.uk). csos-full-cfpDownload