Foucault News

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

Editor: An introductory quotation from Foucault, followed by reflections on the current coronavirus Co-Vid 19 crisis by contemporary thinkers. I have just included the passage from Foucault here. Please follow the link to the journal site for the contemporary debate Coronavirus and philosophers M. Foucault, G. Agamben, J.L. Nancy, R. Esposito, S. Benvenuto, D. Dwivedi, …

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Foucault fiches de lecture Editor: I posted an earlier notice about this project in 2018. Considerable progress has been made since then and material is now available online. This website open to all Internet users and hosts digital versions of Foucault’s reading notes (from the Foucault archives at the Bibliothèque nationale de France). One is …

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Michel Foucault, Penal Theories and Institutions. Lectures at the Collège de France, 1971-1972, Translated by Graham Burchell, Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: DOI10.1007/978-3-319-99292-1 “What characterizes the act of justice is not resort to a court and to judges; it is not the intervention of magistrates (even if they had to be simple mediators or arbitrators). What characterizes …

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Michel Foucault Audio Archive The most comprehensive collection to date of online audio recordings of lectures and courses by the renowned French philosopher and historian, Michel Foucault. Held by Berkeley Library, University of California The most comprehensive collection to date of audio recorded lectures and courses by the renowned French philosopher and historian, Michel Foucault. …

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Gilles Deleuze sur le masochisme, 03 avril 1963, Site INA, Émission. Recherche de notre temps Gilles DELEUZE questionné par Michel FOUCAULT donne la définition du contenu apparent du mot masochisme (association de la douleur et du plaisir sexuel) : SACHER MASOCH qui vécut en Galicie dans la seconde moitié du XIXè Siècle ; – Les …

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Erick Bengel, A One-Man Show Repackages Michel Foucault for the Age of Trump, November 11, 2019, Hyperallergic This article is part of a series of pieces covering or inspired by the French Institute Alliance Française’s Crossing the Line festival, produced in collaboration with the Arts & Culture MA concentration at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. […] This experimental …

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Michel Foucault, Folie, langage, littérature Édition établie par H.-P. Fruchaud, D. Lorenzini et J. Revel. Introduction par J. Revel. Vrin 2019 La folie, le langage et la littérature ont longtemps occupé une place centrale dans la pensée de Michel Foucault. Quels sont le statut et la fonction du fou dans nos sociétés « occidentales », …

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Performance | The Disorder of Discourse: Restaging a Michel Foucault Lecture Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 7:00 pm Free Because of the radical nature of his work, Michel Foucault’s 1969 appointment to a chair at the prestigious College de France was a watershed moment in French intellectual life. With actor Guillaume Bailliart, Fanny de Chaille proposes …

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Enquiry from one of the readers of Foucault News. Does anybody know what the two large paintings right at the beginning of this interview are? 15-minute footage is of an interview that was conducted by the Dutch philosopher Fons Elders in preparation for the debate between Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault, which was broadcasted on …

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Nancy Luxon, Editor, Archives of Infamy. Foucault on State Power in the Lives of Ordinary Citizens, University of Minnesota Press, 2019. Translated by Thomas Scott-Railton Expanding the insights of Arlette Farge and Michel Foucault’s Disorderly Families into policing, public order, (in)justice, and daily life What might it mean for ordinary people to intervene in the …

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