Foucault 2/13 – recording and materials for Columbia seminar on Penal Theories and Institutions (1971-1972) with Harcourt, Balibar, Ewald and Spivak

Relatedly, Foucault’s lectures “The Punitive Society” 1972-3 is published in English today.

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Etienne Balibar and François Ewald discuss Foucault’s second annual lectures at the Collège de France, Penal Theories and Institutions (1971-1972)…  Please also read the introductory posts presenting the lectures along with the posts by Etienne Balibar and François Ewald, and the framing essays by Velasco and Harcourt. Readings for the seminar here… Check back later this week for additional essays on these 1972 lectures. Welcome to Foucault 2/13!

The link to the ‘live stream‘ now takes you to a recording of the discussion, held yesterday at Columbia University. Thanks to Clare O’Farrell at Foucault News for the link.

There are lots of other materials on this site, including preparatory notes from some of the participants. The video of the discussion of the first lecture course, Lectures on the Will to Know, is available here.

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