Foucault News

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

The transformative effect of university-level learning inside prisons | Times Higher Education Features Prisoners rarely get tertiary lessons, let alone have undergraduates study alongside them, but the results can be profound. Helen Lock reports. March 15, 2018 PDF if you can’t access online Extracts […] HMP Isis is located in south-east London, not far from …

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Announcing the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs In December 2016, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a three-and-a-half year, $1,525,000 grant to the University of California, Berkeley and $1,020,000 to Northwestern University to establish the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs (ICCTP). The task of this international consortium is to document, connect, and support …

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The Philosophy Research Initiative at Western Sydney University will be running a new MA in Continental Philosophy from 2016 (to replace Honours, which will no longer be available from 2016). Members of the group have special expertise in Kant and post-Kantian German thought from Hegel to Nietzsche, the traditions of 20th-century French and German philosophy …

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Petition in French and English See petition website for other languages and to add your signature Yes to the institution of the “Michel Foucault and the Philosophy of the Present Chair” at PUC São Paulo Both São Paulo’s Cardinal, Odilo Scherer, and the Bishops of his archdiocese, recently announced that they do not authorize the …

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20th Century Continental Philosophy Ph.D. Programs Editor’s note: This is a very new project which has just gone up on the web. Contributions are invited! This wiki’s goal is to provide an unranked yet searchable list of Ph.D. (and terminal M.A.) programs that have strengths in 20th (and early 21st) century continental philosophy throughout the …

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Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought Launches New Center Will Be Directed By Critical Thought Professor Bernard E. Harcourt, Who Has Challenged Conventional Wisdom on Practices including Mass Incarceration, Free Market Economics, Broken Windows Policing, and Racial Profiling Media Contact: Public Affairs, 212-854-2650 or publicaffairs@law.columbia.edu New York, October 7, 2014—The roots of critical thought go back …

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Editor: See comments on this post and this article and this retraction notice Also Michel Charles, Le plagiat sans fard. Recette d’une singulière imposture, Fabula, November 2014 Call for Papers: DISCOURSES OF MADNESS/ DISCOURS DE LA FOLIE (Special volume of Neohelicon [43, 2016]. Guest-Editor: R.-L. Etienne Barnett) PROSPECTUS Contributions on any aspect of madness in …

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Foucault News editorial comment: I was interested by the opening sentence of this piece in The Guardian and my thought was that Foucault actually should be brought precisely into these kind of arenas. I have observed that practitioners can really benefit from engaging with Foucault’s ideas and have their ideas about their professional practice considerably …

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Announcing a new project. From the new ‘Between Foucault and Deleuze’ website. The aim of the “Between Deleuze and Foucault” project is to establish an on-going collaborative and synergistic relationship between Purdue University and the Université de Paris VIII–Vincennes à St. Denis (University of Paris 8, Vincennes-St. Denis) in order to transcribe, translate, and make …

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