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When I originally started compiling this page of links to Foucault related material in 1997 it was easy to be comprehensive. Not so now, of course! If you notice any important omissions please me.
The tag new indicates links added since 20 January 2011.


Foucault at a demo

General Foucault websites

» English language

Portail Michel Foucault
Site in English and other languages. Invaluable resource site run by the Foucault archives housed by IMEC in France.

Foucault.info
An excellent general site on Foucault with a number of his texts, a bibliography of Foucault's work and other material.

Introduction to Foucault
Site by David Gauntlett. Includes entertaining material such as trading cards, action figures and a tour of Paris as well as bibliography and links.

John Protevi's site
There is a lot of useful course and introductory material on this site.

The Foucault pages at CSUN
by Ben Attias

» Other languages

Portail Michel Foucault
Site in English and other languages. Invaluable resource site run by the Foucault archives housed by IMEC in France.

Die-Grenze.com - Marc-Christian Jäger's German Foucault page
German Foucault Page. Contains a small biography, several articles and essays, a Foucault-quiz, book reviews, quotes of Foucault, book reviews, a "Foucault-look-a-like-contest", a report on the Foucault-exhibition in Berlin 2004, and other items. 

Materiali Foucaultiani
An Italian website and journal. In Italy there have been monographs, collective works and a significant number of international conferences and special issues that several journals devoted to the French thinker. However, there still does not seem to exist a recognised research platform on which scholars in Italy and elsewhere may interact on a continuous and organized way. The creation of such a platform represents the core of this project.


Foucault journals

Foucault Studies
This journal provides a specifically focused forum for the direct discussion of Foucault's work, including criticisms, developments and applications, the publication of new translations and reviews and reports of books, conferences and other activities.

mf/ the journal
A new Italian journal on Foucault's work.


Encyclopedia entries

» English language

Wikipedia entry on Foucault
Please note that there are Wikipedia entries in numerous other languages besides English

The Literary Encyclopedia
Article by Andrew Thacker

Stanford Encyclopedia entry
Gary Gutting , "Michel Foucault", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy(Summer 2003 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.).An article which provides a general overview of Foucault's work from a philosophical point of view.

new Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
'Michel Foucault, 1926 -1984' by Mark Kelly

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
'Foucault and Feminism', by Aurelia Armstrong.

Encyclopedia Britannica
by James Faubion


Blogs

Foucault News Posts information about Foucault related activities and publications

Foucault Blog
by Jeremy Crampton. No longer being updated as of August 2010

For links to other blogs see the blogroll on the Foucault News blog


Writings by Foucault

Foucault.info
You can find a number of Foucault's own writings on this site

Questia: The Online Library of Books and Journals
Do a search for Foucault

'Introduction à l'Anthropologie de Kant' (1961)
Thèse complémentaire pour le doctorat ès lettres. Held on this site. This is a pdf document with a size of 612kb so please be aware it could take a while to download if you are on a slow connection. You can also find a copy of this document here

Foucault and Sartre

Introduction to Kant
English translation by Arianna Bove

"The Father's No'
Large extract.

Theatrum Philosphicum

The Archaeology of Knowledge
Extracts from the Introduction and Chapter One.

'The Crisis of Medicine or the Crisis of Antimedicine?'

Human Nature: Justice versus Power
Noam Chomsky debates with Michel Foucault

What are the Iranians Dreaming About?

Power, Moral Values, and the Intellectual
From the journal History of the Present 4 (Spring 1988), 1-2, 11-13. This interview was conducted on Nov. 3, 1980, by Michael Bess

Psychiatric Power - extract

» Audiovisual

Foucault on Youtube

Foucault at Berkeley
Audio lecture on 'The Culture of the Self' held at UC Berkely

Foucault par lui-même
Short film of extracts from Foucault's work.

new Michel Foucault à l'Université Catholique de Louvain en 1981
This is the original of an interview titled 'What our present is' published in Foucault Live (Interviews, 1966-84). ed. Sylvere Lotringer. New York: Semiotext(e), 2nd ed. 1996, pp. 407-15

Short video of Foucault on TV and de Gaulle


Sites on specific works by Foucault

Michel Foucault
by Jeremy Crampton. Includes useful material on Discipline and Punish including pictures missing from the English translation, some notes on technologies of the self and useful resources for a reading group


Summaries of Foucault's work

SparkNotes Study Guides
Provides study notes for The Archaeology of Knowledge, Discipline and Punish, The History of Sexuality: An Introduction, Volume 1, Madness and Civilization,

'What is an author?'

The Panopticon: Introduction
Useful short page including pictures on the cartome.org site

Summary of Politics, Philosophy, Culture collection


Reviews of Foucault's books

Foucault Studies
For reviews of both books by Foucault and books about Foucault

Colin Gordon
Review of History of Madness


Glossaries

Key concepts
List of key concepts on michel-foucault.com

SparkNotes Study Guides
Provides glossaries of terminology for The Archaeology of Knowledge, Discipline and Punish, The History of Sexuality: An Introduction, Volume 1, Madness and Civilization,


Bibliographies

Bibliography
This is an extensive and valuable bibliography of Foucault's work in French on the Foucault.info site.

Bibliography
of Foucault's work in French on the Foucault archives site (Portail Michel Foucault).

Shorter works in English translation
A comprehensive bibliography by Richard Lynch held on michel-foucault.com.

Bibliography of writing about Foucault
This bibliography by Jeffrey Hearn lists a large number of books and articles dealing with Foucault's work. Last updated February 2000.

Foucault site by Gen Nakayama.
Useful bibliographies of work about Foucault and by Foucault and list of web links. In English and Japanese


Research and discussion networks

Foucault.info email list

Biopolitics network
This is a web-based facility hosted by Lancaster University. The network links academics engaged in the emerging field of research on biopower and its relation to security. The network currently has more than 60 academics involved from across the globe, with further links to key research institutions, and eleven aligned networks. It seeks to enhance interaction amongst scholars whose work is related to Foucault's ideas of biopower in relation to security. In particular the network wants to stimulate debate around Foucault's lecture series Security, Territory, Population, The Birth of Biopolitics; and 'Society Must be Defended'.

Foucault and disability discussion list

The Foucault Circle
The Foucault Circle is a regular gathering of scholars and educators who share a commitment to the articulation, critical evaluation, development, and use of the thought and work of Michel Foucault based in the USA.

O Oestrangeiro
Lista de Discussão: Foucault, Deleuze, Guattari.

Boston Reading/Research Group. Emerson College, Boston. Those interested in joining should email Sam Binkley for reading materials and other details.

Contemporary Theory, Poststructuralism and Governmentality
A network which links researchers applying Foucault and other thinkers to the study of education

Foucault i utbildningsvetenskap
A Swedish/Scandanavian network on education and Foucault


Biographies

Chronology of Foucault's life by Daniel Defert
A very complete resource on the Foucault archives site.

Short chronology of Foucault's life and works
by John Protevi

Biographical note
by John Protevi

European Graduate School
Short bio of Foucault.


Writing about Foucault

» English language

Foucault Studies
For articles on Foucault

Google scholar
This useful search engine lets you search "specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research". Search here for academic writing on Foucault.

Foucault and Simone Signoret

Questia: The Online Library of Books and Journals
Do a search for Foucault

Allen, Daniel
'Fishing For Foucault', Nursing Standard, June 2 2004. This is an article on Foucault and his relevance for nursing. (PDF file held on michel-foucault.com).

Gutting, Gary Beatrice Han Foucault's Critical Project

Negri, Antonio
'A contribution on Foucault', 9th October 2004

O'Farrell, Clare
List of books and other publications and links to articles on michel-foucault.com

» Other languages

Defert, Daniel
«Je crois au temps... » Daniel Defert légataire des manuscrits de Michel Foucault, Propos recueillis par Guillaume Bellon

Defert, Daniel
Lecture delivered at the moscovite intellectual club-cafe 'Bilingua'. Translated into Russian.

"La biopolitique (d')après Michel Foucault", Labyrinthe (2005)
A special issue of the journal Labyrinthe which included articles on Foucault and biopolitics.

» Audiovisual

Dreyfus, Hubert,
Various lectures about Foucault in audio format

Foucault WHO? A short film


Images and exhibitions

Photos by Martine Franck

Magnum photos

Photos by Bruce Jackson

Corbis.com Stock photography and pictures
Do a search for Foucault

Getty Images
Do a search for Foucault

FOUCAULT-AUSSTELLUNG IM SCHWULEN MUSEUM, BERLIN
Foucault exhibition in Berlin. See also this page

Thomas Hirschhorn, "24h Foucault"
Dans le cadre de la Nuit Blanche 2004. Exhibition in Paris


Controversies

»  The History of Madness

Andrew Scull
published an article 'The fictions of Foucault's scholarship' in the Times Literary Supplement, March 21, 2007 which excited much controversy. For discussion in the blogosphere see below:

Scott Eric Kaufman (1)
Scott Eric Kaufman (2)
Joseph Kugelmass
Jeremy Crampton (1)
Jeremy Crampton (2)
Colin Gordon
Craig McFarlane
JeEstUnAutre

»  Foucault and Iran

Janet Afary and Kevin B. Anderson
The Seductions of Islamism: Revisiting Foucault and the Iranian Revolution, New Politics, vol. 10, no. 1, whole no. 37, Summer 2004

Afary and Anderson radio interview

Wesley Yang
'The philosopher and the ayatollah', Boston Globe, June 12, 2005

Babak Rahimi
Review of Janet Afary and Kevin B. Anderson, Foucault and the Iranian Revolution: Gender and the Seductions of Islamism, Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2005, H-Net Reviews

Richard Lynch
Review of Janet Afary and Kevin B. Anderson, Foucault and the Iranian Revolution: Gender and the Seductions of Islamism, Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2005, Foucault Studies

Jonathan Rée
'The Treason of the Clerics', The Nation, posted July 28, 2005 (August 15, 2005 issue)

Blogs

Jeremy Crampton
Long Sunday
Sean McCann
Ali Rizvi
Martin in the Margins


Fun sites

Foucault Funk: The Michel Foucault Postmodern Blues
You wanted Foucault music? Well, here it is!!

The Baldness Hall of Fame
One could not possibly avoid including Foucault's name on such a website!

Theory.org.uk
Check out the Foucault action figure and trading card on this site. Other theorists also appear in these formats!


Annotated lists of links and books

Michel Foucault Webkatalog - Marc-Christian Jäger's Foucault Links Page
A huge Foucault links page. More than 1050 Links (as of August 2007) to Foucault related articles in German, English and French.

Intute: Arts and Humanities
Do a search for 'Foucault'. Includes a useful set of annotated links to sites on Foucault

The DMOZ Open Directory Project on Foucault

The Google directory on Foucault

Panopticweb philosophy links
Site maintained by Brian Milstein.

Foucault site by Gen Nakayama.
Useful bibliographies of work about Foucault and by Foucault and list of web links. In English and Japanese

Michel Foucault: Resources and Reviews
Annotated links to Foucault sites and articles, plus a page of quotations

Michel Foucault Resources
By Patrick Jenning. Annotated list of links and books

The Notebook for Contemporary Continental Philosophy
List of links

Encyclopedia.com
Useful set of links to various articles

Contemporary Philosophy, Critical Theory and Postmodern Thought
Contains links to Foucault sites and to a range of sites on Continental and other philosophy and postmodernism.

Geometry.net Foucault links


Foucault

Author websites

Here are a few authors who have written extensively about Foucault and/or applied his work extensively to other areas.

James Bernauer
Jeremy Crampton
Hubert Dreyfus
Stuart Elden
Beatrice Han-Pile
Thomas Lemke
Mark Poster
Paul Rabinow
Nikolas Rose
Barry Smart


Journals

»  English language

Foucault Studies
This journal provides a specifically focused forum for the direct discussion of Foucault's work, including criticisms, developments and applications, the publication of new translations and reviews and reports of books, conferences and other activities.

new mf/ the journal
A new Italian journal on Foucault's work. The first issue is forthcoming.

Angelaki
An international print/online journal publishing in philosophy, literary theory and cultural theory. The journal publishes two special issues and one general/open issue per volume/year

Aperçu: The Monthly Guide to new writing in the theoretical humanities and social sciences

Calls for Papers from Scholarly Journals in the Humanities

Communication Studies related journals
A very useful set of links to a large number of journals.

Contretemps
Contretemps is a journal of philosophy supported by the School of Philosophy at the University of Sydney, Australia. Contretemps publishes original research in modern European philosophy, essays and articles, conference papers, critical review papers, excerpts from forthcoming books, interviews and translations.

Economy and Society
A leading scholarly refereed journal, Economy and Society plays a key role in promoting new debates and currents of social thought. For over 30 years, the journal has explored the social sciences in the broadest interdisciplinary sense, in innovative articles from some of the world's leading sociologists and anthropologists, political scientists, legal theorists, philosophers, economists and other renowned scholars. It was one of the first journals in English to deal favourably with the work of Foucault.

Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung
Journal based in Berlin which publishes in German, English and Spanish. Contains numerous articles on Foucault

Geometer
Geometer is a new arts and culture magazine which aims to gather in one place new work by writers, musicians, pop commentators, artists, historians, scientists and more besides.

History of Intellectual Culture
A journal that provides a forum for publication and discussion of original research on the socio-historical contexts of ideas and ideologies and their relationships to community and state formation, physical environments, human and institutional agency, personal and collective identity, and lived experience.

M/C journal, M/C reviews
M/C Media and Culture was founded in 1998 as a place of public intellectualism, analysing and critiquing the meeting of media and culture. Our publications and other activities serve as a point of crossover between the popular and the academic. We take seriously the need to move ideas outward, so that our debates may have some resonance with wider political and cultural interests.

Le Panoptique
French online newspaper in English and French

Parrhesia
Parrhesia is a journal that aims to gather a range of thinkers to examine the intersections between questions of subjectivity, politics, ethics, aesthetics and truth, intersections which both theoretically and practically form the critical points in our culture and in our time.

The Philosopher's Magazine
Do a search for articles on Foucault

Postmodern Culture
Founded in 1990 as a groundbreaking experiment in scholarly publishing on the Internet, Postmodern Culture has become a leading electronic journal of interdisciplinary thought on contemporary culture. PMC offers a forum for commentary, criticism, and theory on subjects ranging from identity politics to the economics of information.

Radical Philosophy
A journal of socialist and feminist philosophy. It was founded in 1972 in response to the widely felt discontent with the sterility of academic philosophy at the time (in Britain completely dominated by the narrowest sort of "ordinary language" philosophy), with the purpose of providing a forum for the theoretical work which was emerging in the wake of the radical movements of the 1960s, in philosophy and other fields.

Surveillance & Society
The aim of this journal is to encourage understanding of approaches to surveillance in different academic disciplines;publish innovative and transdisciplinary work on surveillance; promote understanding of surveillance in wider society; encourage debate and dissent.

Telos
For nearly forty years, this quarterly journal has provided an international forum for discussions of political, social, and cultural change. Archives include original publications from Agnes Heller, Georg Lukács, Herbert Marcuse, Edmund Husserl, Jean-Paul Sartre, Russell Jacoby, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Andrew Arato, Theodor Adorno, Jurgen Habermas, Catherine Pickstock, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Michel Foucault, Claude Lefort, Lucien Goldmann, Jean Baudrillard, and many others.

Theory at Buffalo
An interdisciplinary journal of the humanities

»  Other languages

Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung
Journal based in Berlin which publishes in German, English and Spanish. Contains numerous articles on Foucault

Nevolya
In Russian. The title of the journal translates as 'Confinement'. Includes a special issue on a conference on Foucault

Psikeba : revista de psicoanálisis y estudios culturales
Psikeba is an online journal based in Argentina which focuses on psychoanalysis and cultural studies. Foucault's work is often referred to.

Vacarme
Vacarme est une revue trimestrielle publiée sur papier et archivée en ligne, qui mène depuis 1997 une réflexion à la croisée de l'engagement politique, de l'expérimentation artistique et de la recherche scientifique.


Where to buy books

Amazon Books

Les mots à la bouche
This is a well stocked bookshop in Paris which also specialises in gay and lesbian books

FNAC
One can order books from France's largest chain of bookshops via this website


Other useful sites

The Political Compass
This useful English site includes a fun test which allows you to situate yourself on the political spectrum ranging from authoritarian right wing to libertarian left wing.

Australian Digital Theses Program
Search this site for theses relating to Foucault's work.