Foucault News

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

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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The Disorder of Discourse Fanny de Chaillé Michel Foucault Co-presented with The Invisible Dog Art Center and The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art US Premiere Tue, Sep 17 at 7pm Wed, Sep 18 at 7pm French philosopher and historian Michel Foucault (1926–1984) is one of the most influential and controversial thinkers of the 20th-century. …

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Michel Foucault, “Discourse and Truth” and “Parresia”, Chicago University Press, 2019 Edited by Henri-Paul Fruchaud and Daniele Lorenzini With an Introduction by Frédéric Gros English edition established by Nancy Luxon The Chicago Foucault Project This volume collects a series of lectures given by the renowned French thinker Michel Foucault late in his career. The book …

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