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A Queer Year #26 - Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault (philosopher)

born 1926 in France
died 1984

Foucault was a French philosopher dealing with the topic of power and knowledge and the way they are used as a form of social control. 139 more words


The Uncollected Foucault - further updates to texts available and requests

This site’s list of Foucault’s uncollected notes, lectures and interviews has been updated again.

One which took a bit of locating was a text supposedly under the title ‘Pour la défense libre’, prepared in late 1979 for a 1980 meeting of lawyers.  187 more words


What If Classic Paintings Got Modern-Day Hashtags?

By: Anneliese Cooper of ArtInfo

When Michel Foucault looked at Diego Velásquez’s “Las Meninas,” he saw the foundations of an intricate theory on objective representation — or, to hear the BBC’s Jason Farago tell it, a ballsy act of selfie-ism. 230 more words


"Foucault insults the police", photo from 1972

“Foucault insults the police”, photograph by Elie Kagan from 17 January 1972, in Michel Foucault – Une journée particulière. It seems this photo was taken only moments after a much more famous one with Foucault, Deleuze and Sartre – such as appears… 11 more words


Books received - Foucault project

Some more books for the Foucault work, including some for reference which I’ve read before, but also some others that came out recently.

Michel Foucault

Books received - Foucault in Actes and Revue Rodeo

Three issues of the journal Actes – all relating to Foucault: Nos 24-25, 54 and 73; along with the issue of Revue Rodéo from 2013 which has the previously largely-unknown 1979 interview between Foucault and Farès Sassine. 48 more words

Michel Foucault


I stayed up last night and watched the South Africa – New Zealand semi-final at the cricket world cup. I really shouldn’t have, as I really am now too old to do an all-nighter, and we lost. 625 more words