Michel Foucault

Standard Name: Foucault, Michel


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Friends, Associates Hélène Cixous
HC was a close personal friend of Jacques Derrida — who, like her, was a French citizen and a Jew born in Algeria.
“Columbia University Press advertisement for Hélène Cixous, ’Portrait of Jacques Derrida as a Young Jewish Saint’, translated by Beverley Bie Brahic”. London Review of Books, p. 21.
She was introduced to Jacques Lacan while her doctoral thesis was...
Intertextuality and Influence Angela Carter
Alison Lee 's book on AC calls her an intellectual writer, whose novels refer to many literary, critical, and musical works, including the social and anthropological theories of Roland Barthes , Claude Levi-Strauss , and...
Intertextuality and Influence Caryl Churchill
The Royal Shakespeare Company produced CC 's Softcops, a revue-style drama influenced by Foucault 's Discipline and Punish.
Demastes, William W., editor. British Playwrights, 1956-1995. Greenwood Press.
Literary Setting Angela Carter
Fevvers was hatched from an egg and raised in a brothel, and sold herself into slavery to help her foster family. With the touring circus, she migrates from London to the Siberian wilderness (it turns...
politics Hélène Cixous
In the 1970s, along with Foucault and others, HC wrote in defence of Pierre Goldman , a Jewish immigrant accused of murder on insufficient evidence. Her defence is a violent denunciation of prejudice in the...


6 January 1757: Robert François Damiens stabbed the French...

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6 January 1757

Robert François Damiens stabbed the Frenchking in the street; he was later executed with extreme brutality as a would-be regicide: pulled limb from limb by horses, with human intervention in his dismemberment as well.

1828: The Madhouse Act was passed, creating legislation...

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The Madhouse Act was passed, creating legislation for the commitment of the insane and for the employment structure of asylums.


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