Foucault bibliography

One of the most useful bibliographies of Foucault’s shorter works in English is maintained by Richard Lynch. I use it all the time to see where the Dits et écrits entries have been translated. It is available here on Clare O’Farrell’s Foucault website.

For example, here are entries from 1984 by DE number:

357 1. “An aesthetics of existence” L. Kritzman, ed., Politics, philosophy, culture: interviews and other writings, 1977-1984 (New York: Routledge, 1988), pp. 47-53. Translated by Alan Sheridan.
2. “An aesthetics of existence” S. Lotringer, ed., Foucault live (interviews, 1966-84) (New York: Semiotext(e), 1989), pp. 309-316. Translated by John Johnston.
3. “An aesthetics of existence” S. Lotringer, ed., Foucault live (interviews, 1961-1984)
(New York: Semiotext(e), 1996), pp. 450-454. Translated by John Johnston.

358 1. “Sex, power and the politics of identity: an interview” The advocate nº 400 (August 7, 1984), pp. 26-30, 58. English original.
2. “Sex, power, and the politics of identity” P. Rabinow, ed., Ethics: subjectivity and
truth (New York: New Press, 1997), pp. 163-173.
3. “Sex, power and the politics of identity” S. Lotringer, ed., Foucault live (interviews,
1961-1984) (New York: Semiotext(e), 1996), pp. 382-390.

360 1. “Of other spaces” Diacritics (Spring 1986), pp. 22-27. Translated by Jay Miskowiec.
2. “Different spaces” J. Faubion, ed., Aesthetics, method and epistemology (New York:
New Press, 1998), pp. 175-185. Translated by Robert Hurley.

Sometimes a piece is translated by different people which is useful to know. Sometimes only part of the piece is reprinted (Lynch notes where this is the case).

Lynch also provides two appendices of work not in DE, and of other works in English. At the moment, there are 12 of these.

3 Responses

  1. I am trying to locate the proper reference to ( and the work itself!) for a quotation from Foucault cited only as ‘1989’ in my source. It begins: “Curiosity is a vice that has been stigmatised in turn by Christianity, by philosophy and even by a certain conception of science. Curiosity, futlility. The word, however, pleases me…’ [etc]
    Can you help me with this at all.
    Thanking you in advance,
    E C Ned Mueller

  2. This is from an interview called the “The Masked Philosopher” which took place in 1980 and can be found in Kritzman’s Politics, Philosophy, Culture (1988). Quote is @ 328.

  3. It’s also in the Essential Works collection, volume 1: Ethics, at p325.

    I think Blumenburg has taken this up in one of his doorstep books (“The Legitimacy of the Modern Age”?)

    Andy

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