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

Clare O’Farrell Publications

Clare O’Farrell who runs the Foucault News site is a senior lecturer at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia.
I am currently in the process of updating my list of publications and making them more accessible. The following links provide information about my background and publishing activities.
Updated 29 May 2023

University site and list of publications
My staff profile at QUT
My publications with access details – QUT eprints

Personal writing blog
Refracted Input

Clare O’Farrell, Michel Foucault, Sage, 2005
Clare O’Farrell, Foucault: Historian or Philosopher?, Macmillan Press, 1989. (Link to ebook on Springer)

Forthcoming translation
Michel Foucault What is Critique & the Culture of the Self, University of Chicago Press, January 2024.

Michel Foucault, Patrice Maniglier, Dork Zabunyan, Foucault at the Movies. Translated and edited by Clare O’Farrell, Columbia University Press, 2018

Edited books
Patrick O’Farrell, Imagination’s Stain. Historical Reflections on Sectarian Australia, Available at Patrick O’ Posthumous manuscript of an incomplete book (2003) by the eminent historian of Irish and Australian history. Edited by Clare O’Farrell.

Clare O’Farrell (ed). Foucault: The Legacy, Brisbane: Queensland University of Technology, 1997. A collection of papers delivered to the Foucault: The Legacy conference at the Gold Coast in 1994 802pp, 73 chapters applying Foucault’s work across a wide range of professional and theoretical disciplines. Open access version of this coming soon.

Clare O’Farrell, Daphne Meadmore, Erica McWilliam, & Colin Symes, (Eds.) Taught Bodies. Peter Lang, New York, 2000.

PhD thesis
O’Farrell, Clare (1986) Michel Foucault: Historian or Philosopher? : The Debate in French and English. PhD thesis, Australian National University.
A version of this thesis was published by Macmillan Press in 1989 (see above). The thesis includes more detail than the book on the early reception of Foucault’s work in French and English with a very extensive bibliography on this reception.
Open access

Other publications
See QUT eprints

Shorter writings
Updates in progress. Links in list are to my QUT eprints page. where you can find abstracts, further details and in some cases open access material.

Baker, Bernadette & O’Farrell, Clare (2021) Curriculum influences: William James and Michel Foucault.  In Noblit, George W. & Neikirk, Joseph R. (Eds.) Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. Oxford University Press, United Kingdom.

O’Farrell, Clare (2018) Clare O’Farrell on Translating Foucault at the Movies.  Columbia University Press Blog, 27 September 2018.
Open access

O’Farrell, Clare (2000) ‘Theory’, ‘Practice’ and Imagination in the Creative Industries.
Paper presented to the Academy of Arts at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) on 20 September 2000 as part of a series of seminars on how a multi-million dollar ʹCreative Industries Projectʹ at QUT might be defined and operate.
Open access

O’Farrell, Clare (1996) Unacceptable Imaginings: Artaud’s Medieval Revolution.
Paper delivered at ‘100 Years of Cruelty’, Conference on Antonin Artaud. Presented by Artspace and University of Western Sydney. A Biennale of Sydney Satellite Event. Powerhouse Museum, 15 September 1996
Open access

You can find my first publication – a review of Foucault’s Discipline and Punish here:
Clare O’Farrell, Prison and Social Control. Review of Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison, Penguin, 1980, The Canberra Times, 29 Mar 1980, p. 15.
Open access

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