The foucaultblog is the blogging platform of the peer-reviewed open access journal Le foucaldien. We post announcements around the activities of the journal and the Foucauldian community in general, but also publish shorter essays, interventions, and commentaries regarding the thought of the philosopher and historian Michel Foucault (1926–1984). While Le foucaldien is positioned as a high-quality journal for substantial research along Foucauldian lines, the foucaultblog is an explicitly open platform unfolding a digital space for more experimental and subjective forms of writing in English, German, and French. Possible subjects might include:
- research about Foucault's thought in the sense of its interpretation, historicization, and contextualization;
- research using Foucauldian concepts and methods like archaeology and genealogy, discourse and dispositif, heterotopia, biopower, parrhesia, etc.;
- research confronting Foucault's work with more current approaches like media studies, digital humanities, post-colonialism, new materialism;
- research along and even beyond Foucauldian lines such as surveillance studies and governmentality studies.
Before their publication on the foucaultblog, all contributions are reviewed by at least two members of the editorial board. If the authors are part of the editorial team, they are excluded from the review process.
The foucaultblog appreciates the submission of unpublished essays, reviews, commentaries, and interviews as well as event announcements and calls for papers written in English, German, or French. We accept articles up to 15,000 characters (including notes) submitted by e-mail. All manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word format (.docx), left-justified without hyphenation, 1.5 line spacing, 12-point Times New Roman. The use of pictures, illustrations, graphics, audio and video files is highly welcome, but each item must be checked for copyright permissions and requires detailed captions. We also encourage the authors to employ hyperlinks in their articles. For references and comments please use endnotes, but insert them manually in square brackets (like this ), so do not apply an automated footnote or endnote feature. Always give the complete name, title, place, date, journal volume and issue as well as the page numbers cited for the first references of works; later references should be abbreviated (last name: short title, page).
Authors of articles published on the foucaultblog remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to our Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license (cc-by 4.0). Authored contributions on the foucaultblog are equipped with Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) and indexed by Crossref. All content is hosted and archived on servers of the University of Zurich.