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Michel Foucault « Un très beau feu d’artifice »
Critique
2016/12 (n° 835)

Présentation
En 1978, devant des étudiants californiens, Michel Foucault rêvait à haute voix de « livres bombes » : ils ne tueraient personne, mais « disparaîtraient peu de temps après qu’on les aurait lus ou utilisés ». La philosophie comme Mission impossible : « ce message s’autodétruira dans cinq secondes » ? Il est tentant d’imaginer le philosophe, à deux pas de Hollywood, rendant hommage à la célèbre série…

Mais les livres de Foucault ne se sont pas autodétruits. Mieux qu’à des bombes, ils ressemblent à ces fusées porteuses d’autres fusées que lancent, pour notre joie, les artificiers. Et cette œuvre, en effet, n’a cessé de susciter déploiements et redéploiements critiques.

« Après l’explosion », ajoutait malicieusement Foucault en 1978, « on pourrait rappeler aux gens que ces livres ont produit un très beau feu d’artifice ».

Pedro Cordoba, Frédéric Gros, Laurent Jenny, Judith Revel et Martin Rueff nous le rappellent dans ce numéro.

Sommaire

Philippe Roger
Michel Foucault
« Un très beau feu d’artifice »

Une conférence inédite de Michel Foucault
La littérature et la folie

Laurent Jenny
Foucault et la littérature : une passante

Pedro Cordoba
Le Mardi gras de la folie

Judith Revel
Foucault, « signe d’un nom propre » ?

Entretien

Propos recueillis pour Françoise Balibar, Marielle Macé, Philippe Roger
Martin Rueff et Frédéric Gros
« L’œuvre, cet îlot, fragile mais tenace »

Martin Rueff
Benjamin à Foucault : allumer la mèche

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Special Section: Foucault and religion: Critical engagements (2017), Critical Research on Religion, Volume 5, Issue 2, August 2017

Contents

A genealogy of critique: From parrhesia to prophecy
Tom Boland, Paul Clogher
First Published February 10, 2017; pp. 116–132

Reexamining Foucault on confession and obedience: Peter Schaefer’s Radical Pietism as counter-conduct
Elisa Heinämäki
First Published May 7, 2017; pp. 133–150

Pastoral power, sovereignty and class: Church, tithe and simony in Quebec
Bruce Curtis
First Published July 28, 2017; pp. 151–169

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The Southern Journal of Philosophy, Special Issue: Critical Histories of the Present, September 2017, Volume 55, Issue Supplement S1. Pages 1–209

Editor’s Introduction: Critical Histories of the Present (pages 5–6)
Verena Erlenbusch

Overcoming “The Present Limits of the Necessary”: Foucault’s Conception of a Critique (pages 7–24)
Tuomo Tiisala

Comments on Tuomo Tiisala, “Overcoming ‘The Present Limits of the Necessary’: Foucault’s Conception of a Critique” (pages 25–30)
Maia Nahele Huff-Owen

“Psychoanalysis and Ethnology” Revisited: Foucault’s Historicization of History (pages 31–46)
Amy Allen

Commentary on Amy Allen’s “‘Psychoanalysis and Ethnology Revisited’: Foucault’s Historicization of History” (pages 47–50)
Jasmine Wallace

Toward Abolitionist Genealogy (pages 51–77)
Andrew Dilts

Specters of Sovereignty: Comments on Andrew Dilts’ “Toward Abolitionist Genealogy” (pages 78–85)
B. Tamsin Kimoto

The Genealogy of Abstractive Practices (pages 86–97)
Mary Beth Mader

Abstraction and the Method of Genealogy (pages 98–102)
Jordan Liz

Conceptual Analysis for Genealogical Philosophy: How to Study the History of Practices after Foucault and Wittgenstein (pages 103–121)
Colin Koopman

Comments on Colin Koopman, “Conceptual Analysis for Genealogical Philosophy: How to Study the History of Practices after Foucault and Wittgenstein” (pages 122–125)
James E. Zubko Jr.

The Morality of Corporate Persons (pages 126–148)
Ladelle McWhorter

Response to Ladelle McWhorter, “The Morality of Corporate Persons” (pages 149–152)
Shouta Brown

Foucault and Shakespeare: Ceremony, Theatre, Politics (pages 153–172)
Stuart Elden

The Modern Drama of coup d’État and Systems of Discipline: Foucault and Political Ceremony (pages 173–179)
Bilge Akbalik

When is the Time of Revolution? Critical Reflections on Political Insurgency (pages 180–199)
Kevin Olson

Polyrhythms of Revolution: A Comment on Kevin Olson’s “When is the Time of Revolution?” (pages 200–208)

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Le foucaldien. Open access journal along Foucauldian lines

Volume 3 – Issue 1 – 2017

The peer-reviewed open access journal Le foucaldien publishes interdisciplinary research along the lines of the philosopher and historian Michel Foucault (1926–1984) in English, German, and French. The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy credits Foucault with being “the author most frequently cited in the humanities” at the beginning of the 21st century, but his concepts are challenged in emerging fields such as media studies, digital humanities, post-colonialism, new materialism, and science and technology studies. Hence the main focus of Le foucaldien lies on updating and operationalizing Foucauldian approaches in preferably plain language.

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materiali foucaultiani
volume V, number 9-10 (January-December 2016)

Open access

Essays by Domingo Fernández Agis, Gianvito Brindisi, Mathieu Corteel, Giulia Guadagni, Manlio Iofrida, Valentina Moro, Maria Muhle

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Soggettivazione e assoggettamento: tra le maglie del soggetto (pp. 3-7)
Laura Cremonesi, Orazio Irrera, Daniele Lorenzini, Martina Tazzioli

Biopolitical Life and Its Milieu. Between Self-Preservation and Self-Transgression (pp. 9-26)
Maria Muhle

La normalisation médicale dans Surveiller et punir (pp. 27-40)
Domingo Fernández Agis

Le nominalisme de la médecine contemporaine. Éléments d’archéologie du big data en médecine (pp. 41-68)
Mathieu Corteel

Foucault e il governo del giudiziario (pp. 69-84)
Gianvito Brindisi

Verità e discorso: il “politico” nel linguaggio tragico (pp. 85-105)
Valentina Moro

Regimi di verità in Michel Foucault (pp. 107-126)
Giulia Guadagni

“Annali franco-tedeschi”: i testi di Foucault sull’Illuminismo alla luce del confronto fra Francia e Germania (pp. 127-142)
Manlio Iofrida

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Andrew Dilts and Perry Zurn (eds), Challenging the Punitive Society, Carceral Notebooks, Volume 12, 2016, General Editor: Bernard E. Harcourt.

This special edition which is just out of Carceral Notebooks is available open access online or can be ordered as a printed book.

See also this announcement on Andrew T. Dilt’s blog.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface Bernard E. Harcourt
Introduction: Challenging the Punitive Society Andrew Dilts and Perry Zurn

Part I. Foucault and the Legacy of the Prisons Information Group (GIP)
Introduction Kevin Thompson
The Dialectic of Theory and Practice Bernard E. Harcourt
Prisoners Inside / Intellectuals Outside: the GIP and the French Prison Revolts, 1971-1972 Nicolas Drolc
The GIP and the Question of Failure Perry Zurn
The Creaturely Politics of Prisoner Resistance Movements Lisa Guenther
GIP Workshop 05-08-2015

Part II.Foucault’s Punitive Society and the Prisons Information Group (GIP)
Introduction Jesús R. Velasco
The GIP as a Cynical Practice Bernard E. Harcourt
Foucault’s Punitive Society and Our Own: Sequestration, Elimination, and the Carceral System Natalie Cisneros
Towards an Account of Intolerance: Between Prison Resistance and Engaged Scholarship Perry Zurn

Part III. Carceral Logic Today
Giving the Floor to Whom? Janos Toevs
Are Prisons Tolerable? Michael Hames-García
Problematization and the Production of New Statements: Foucault and Deleuze on Le Groupe d’information sur les prisons Kevin Thompson
The Womb of Western Theory: Trauma, Time Theft, and the Captive Maternal Joy James

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