Call for Papers – Time Served: Discipline and Punish 40 years on (11-12 September 2015, Galleries of Justice, Nottingham, UK)

40 years after it was first published in French, the impact of Michel Foucault’s seminal text Discipline and Punish on theories of incarceration, discipline and power remains largely unchallenged. The aim of this conference is to revisit the text in light of the past four decades of penal developments, public debate and social consciousness on …

Youtube Link for Stuart Elden’s Talk at the Nottingham Contemporary

For those of you who couldn’t make it, or for those of you who simply want to see it again, the Youtube link for Professor Stuart Elden’s talk at the Nottingham Contemporary last week is here: Happy Viewing! Best, Colin Wright

Stuart Elden – ‘Foucault, Subjectivity, and Truth’ – 12 November

Nottingham Contemporary, Wednesday 12 November, 18:30.

What is Psychology? Badiou Interviews Foucault in 1965

For all the interviews of Michel Foucault that are available in English there are still some that are not available while others are only partially available. An abbreviated and edited version of Alain Badiou’s interview with Foucault on the origins and status of psychology (“Philosophy and Psychology.”) is available in The Essential Works of Foucault, 1954-1984, Volume 2, …

‘On Theory’ interviews for the New Left Project

Readers of this blog will be interested in the series of interviews on particular critical theorists one of our current PhD students, Sam Grove, is doing for the New Left Project .  Called simply ‘On Theory’, these interviews represent a valuable attempt to render often obtuse and problematically academic critical theory relevant to, and urgent for, the activist community.  Several people involved …