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Free Read: New Issue of Foucault Studies on Deleuze and Foucault

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The latest issue of Foucault Studies, an open-access journal, is now out! This issue, entitled “Foucault and Deleuze,” seeks to tackle the “critical deficit” in academia on the relationship between Deleuze and Foucault’s work.

Foucault and Deleuze were prominent figures in the French intellectual scene at the same time. The two had formed a friendship and were even known to attend political protests together. However, the two had grown distant over the years, and Foucault had privately taken issue with Deleuze’s work. Foucault had wished to reconcile with Deleuze when his health began to fail him, but he died before the two could meet again.

After Foucault’s death in 1984, Deleuze began “writing and lecturing a book about Foucault’s philosophical corpus immediately.”  Deleuze’s lectures on Foucault were recently released (in French) and total over 1,600 pages when transcribed.  Those lectures are currently being translated into English for the very first time.

See the table of content for the latest Foucault Studies issue below.

Number 17: April 2014: Foucault and Deleuze

Table of Contents


Editorial PDF
Sverre Raffnsøe, Alain Beaulieu, Sam Binkley, Patricia Clough, Sven Opitz, Jyoti Puri, Jens Erik Kristensen, Alan Rosenberg, Marius Gudmand-Høyer, Johanna Oksala, Knut Ove Eliassen, Mathias Adam Munch 1-3

Special Issue on Foucault and Deleuze

Introduction PDF
Nicolae Morar, Thomas Nail, Daniel W. Smith 4-10
Three Concepts for Crossing the Nature-Artifice Divide: Technology, Milieu, and Machine PDF
Marco Altamirano 11-35
Becoming-Other: Foucault, Deleuze, and the Political Nature of Thought PDF
Vernon W. Cisney 36-59
Freedom, Teleodynamism, Creativity PDF
William E. Connolly 60-75
Ethics and the ontology of freedom: problematization and responsiveness in Foucault and Deleuze PDF
Erinn Cunniff Gilson 76-98
Foucault and Deleuze: Making a Difference with Nietzsche PDF
Wendy Grace 99-116
Uncertain Ontologies PDF
Dianna Taylor 117-133
Toward a Theory of Transversal Politics: Deleuze and Foucault’s Block of Becoming PDF
Christopher Penfield 134-172


Reclaiming discursive practices as an analytic focus: Political implications PDF
Carol Bacchi, Jennifer Bonham 179-192
Orientalism as a form of Confession PDF
Andrea Teti 193-212
For The Love Of Boys PDF
John M. Carvalho 213-231


Johanna Oksala, Foucault, Politics, and Violence (Evanston, Il: Northwestern University Press, 2012), ISBN: 978-0818128033 PDF
Christopher Mayes 232-236
Luca Paltrinieri, L’expérience du concept (Paris: Publications de la Sorbonne, 2012) ISBN: 978-2-85944-706-9 PDF
Matteo Vagelli 237-242
Simon O’Sullivan, On the Production of Subjectivity: Five Diagrams of the Finite-Infinite Relation (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), ISBN: 978-0-230-24980-6 PDF
Tara Marie Dankel 243-246
Rosi Braidotti, Nomadic Subjects: Embodiment and Sexual Difference in Contemporary Feminist Theory (New York: Colombia University Press, 2011), ISBN: 978-0-231-15389-8 PDF
Mujde Kliem 247-249
Daniel W. Smith and Henry Somers-Hall (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Deleuze (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012), ISBN: 1107002613 PDF
Kenneth Noe 250-255
Paul Elliot, Guattari Reframed (London; New York: I.B. Tauris, 2012), ISBN: 978-1-7806-233-3 PDF
Jonathan Fardy 256-258
Mark Bonta and John Protevi, Deleuze and Geophilosophy: A Guide and Glossary (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2004), ISBN: 978-0748618392 PDF
Cheryl Gilge, Keith Harris 259-263
Colin Koopman, Genealogy as Critique: Foucault and the Problems of Modernity (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013), ISBN: 978-0253006219 PDF
George W. Shea, IV 264-267
Michel Foucault, Le beau danger: Entretien avec Claude Bonnefoy, édition établie et présentée par Philippe Artières (Paris: Editions EHESS, 2011), ISBN: 978-2-7132-2318-1 PDF
Adina Arvatu 268-272
  • André Dias

    The editors mention in the introduction to the issue that the ‘transcribed lectures on Foucault are over 400,000 words long (1600 pages)’ and that your ‘team [undertook] a transcription of Deleuze’s seminar on Foucault […] completed by Annabelle Dufourcq in 2013 and […] now available on the Paris 8 website as well as our parallel site at Purdue’.

    But I’ve reached some of the later seminars, namely starting from ‘Le Pouvoir cours 11 – 21/01/1986 – 1’ up to the final ‘Le Pouvoir cours 22 – 06/05/1986 – 4’, and the French transcriptions are simply not available online, nor in the Paris 8 website nor at Purdue’s (with the sole exception being ‘Le Pouvoir cours 13 – 25/02/1986 – 1’).

    I was wondering if someone could clarify for me if the French transcriptions are momentarily not available due to some technical problems at both websites or if those specific transcriptions are still being made.

    Thank you

    • Connor Syrewicz

      I would check with the journals themselves.