Foucault News

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

Theoretical Puppets: G is for Genealogy (Michel Foucault), December 12 2022 Genealogy is a crucial concept in Foucault’s conception of historical research. Here, he explains the difference between “genealogy” and “archaeology.” He also discusses his important essay on “Nietzsche, Genealogy, History,” underscoring the importance of masquerades and “concerted carnivals.” However, he leaves open the question …

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Pierre Nora : ses années Gallimard, Par Marie Bellan Les Echos, Publié le 23 sept. 2022 Dans son dernier ouvrage à caractère autobiographique, l’historien Pierre Nora revient sur ses années d’universitaire et d’éditeur chez Gallimard, son amitié avec les auteurs qu’il a promus et la gestation, entre autres, de son grand oeuvre : « Les …

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Pourquoi Michel Foucault n’aimait-il pas les polémiques ? France Culture, Radio France, Lundi 3 octobre 2022 Radio broadcast Résumé Le polémiste n’est-il pas celui qui avance “bardé de privilèges qu’il détient d’avance et que jamais il n’accepte de remettre en question” ? En savoir plus “J’aime discuter et aux questions qu’on me pose je tâche …

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See webpage as well “Uncovering lines of escape: towards a concept of concrete utopia in the age of catastrophes,” by Étienne Balibar 1/13 | CRITICAL THEORETIC FOUNDATIONS FOR CONCRETE UTOPIAS WITH ÉTIENNE BALIBAR Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought Wednesday, September 28, 2022 Maison Française, Columbia University Etienne Balibar and Bernard E. Harcourt read and …

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Interviews with Foucauldians – Dr Perry Zurn Overthink Podcasts Jan 19, 2022 In this video, philosophy professor David M. Peña-Guzmán interviews Dr. Perry Zurn about his work about Michel Foucault, prison abolition, and curiosity studies. This video was created as part of a series for a graduate seminar at San Francisco State University on the …

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The Confessions of the Flesh The Institute of Theology and Religious Studies (ITER) of Alberto Hurtado University, Chile, organized the International Colloquium “The Confessions of the Flesh”, on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 September 2022. Link to program The Colloquium aimed at a critical reception of “The Confessions of the Flesh”, the fourth volume of …

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Sandra Eder, How the Clinic Made Gender. The Medical History of a Transformative Idea, Chicago University Press, 2022 Interview (podcast) with the author on the New Books network An eye-opening exploration of the medical origins of gender in modern US history. Today, a world without “gender” is hard to imagine. Gender is at the center …

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Foucault and Praxis: On Genealogical Method and Abolition with Bernard Harcourt, Acid Horizon, Aug. 13, 2022 ABOUT THIS EPISODE Acid Horizon hosts Bernard Harcourt, a distinguished critical theorist, legal advocate, and prolific writer and editor. Bernard joins the cast to discuss the legacy of Foucault’s work, its emergence within its historical milieu, and the practical …

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Normalization. A Discussion with Gëzim Visoka and Nicolas Lemay New Books Network, Aug 16, 2022 In this episode of High Theory, Gëzim Visoka and Nicolas Lemay-Hebert tell us about normalization in international relations. Their research applies Foucault’s social theories of the normal and abnormal to the objects of political science: states, international organizations, and practices …

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27/11/1967 – Rai Teche. Intervista a Michel Foucault in occasione della pubblicazione in italiano di «Les mots et les choses, une archéologie des sciences humaines», 1966 («Le parole e le cose. Un’archeologia delle scienze umane», trad. it. 1967). “Archeologica” è infatti la procedura con la quale Foucault tenta di ricostruire le condizioni di possibilità, la …

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