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

Michel Foucault, La Question anthropologique. Cours, 1954-1955, Paris, Seuil, Gallimard, EHESS, 2022 Qu’est-ce que l’homme ? Michel Foucault, au mitan des années 1950, consacre une partie de son enseignement, dispensé à l’université de Lille et à l’École normale supérieure, à comprendre comment cette interrogation a traversé et transformé la philosophie. Ces leçons sont rassemblées dans …

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Michel Foucault, Madness, Language, Literature Edited by Henri-Paul Fruchaud, Daniele Lorenzini, and Judith Revel Translated by Robert Bononno. Chicago University Press, Forthcoming 2023 Newly published lectures by Foucault on madness, literature, and structuralism. Perceiving an enigmatic relationship between madness, language, and literature, French philosopher Michel Foucault developed ideas during the 1960s that are less explicit …

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Michel Foucault, La Question anthropologique. Cours, 1954-1955, EHSS, Gallimard Seuil, 10 juin 2022 Qu’est-ce que l’homme ? Michel Foucault, au mitan des années 1950, consacre une partie de son enseignement, dispensé à l’université de Lille et à l’École normale supérieure, à comprendre comment cette interrogation a traversé et transformé la philosophie. Ces leçons sont rassemblées …

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Discussions on Intolerable: Writings from Michel Foucault and the Prisons Information Group (U of Minnesota Press, 2021), eds. Kevin Thompson and Perry Zurn and trs. Perry Zurn and Erik Beranek. **Conversations in Atlantic theory: Kevin Thompson and Perry Zurn on Intolerable: . Podcast (January 2022) **Recorded Zoom Conversation with Kevin Thompson and Perry Zurn on …

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Nancy Luxon (Ed.) Archives of Infamy. Foucault on State Power in the Lives of Ordinary Citizens. Translated by Thomas Scott-Railton, University of Minnesota Press, 2019 What might it mean for ordinary people to intervene in the circulation of power between police and the streets, sovereigns and their subjects? How did the police come to understand …

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Michel Foucault’s speech on notion of parresia published for Persian readers, Tehran Times, December 28, 2021 – Cheshmeh is the publisher of the book rendered into Persian by Seyyed Mohammad-Javad Seyyedi. The book launches an inquiry into the notion of parresia and continues his rereading of ancient philosophy. Through the study of this notion of …

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Foucault, Michel. “Literature and Madness: Madness in the Baroque Theatre and the Theatre of Artaud.” Theory, Culture & Society, (October 2021). https://doi.org/10.1177/02632764211032717. Abstract Literature and madness dominate Michel Foucault’s early writings in the 1960s, and indeed much of his career. In this text, Foucault considers the relation between madness, language, and silence; the difficult frontier …

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Michel Foucault, Binswanger et l’analyse existentielle : Manuscrit inédit, Gallimard/ Seuil Hautes Etudes 20 Mai 2021. Edition établie, sous la responsabilité de François Ewald, par Elisabetta Basso En 1954 paraît en traduction française Le Rêve et l’Existence du psychiatre suisse Ludwig Binswanger, accompagné d’une introduction de Michel Foucault. Le philosophe y annonce un « ouvrage …

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Michel Foucault, Speaking the Truth about Oneself Lectures at Victoria University, Toronto, 1982, Chicago University Press (2021) Edited by Henri-Paul Fruchaud and Daniele Lorenzini English Edition Established by Daniel Louis Wyche A collection of Foucault’s lectures that trace the historical formation and contemporary significance of the hermeneutics of the self. Just before the summer of …

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Perry Zurn and I are pleased to announce that Intolerable: Writings from Michel Foucault and the Prisons Information Group (1970-1980) is to be published by the University of Minnesota Press at the end of this month. Perry and I are co-editors of the volume and Perry and Erik Beranek are the principal translators. Intolerable UM …

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