Foucault News

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

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
The Early Foucault is discussed at the New Books in Critical Theory podcast with Dave O’Brien What were the key ideas and influences on Michel Foucault’s early career? In The Early Foucault (Polity Press, 2021), Stuart Elden, Professor of Political Theory and Geography at the University of Warwick and author of the Progressive Geographies blog, charts Foucault’s…

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Between 1967 and 1968. Louis Althusser and some of his students delivered a course at the ENS pitched as philosophy for scientists or non-philosophers. Some parts of the course have been published, including Alain Badiou’s Le concept du modèle in 1969 and Michel Fichant and Michel Pécheux, Sur L’histoire des…

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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…