The foucaultblog publishes featured papers as well as special issues presenting research about, with, beyond, and along the lines of the French philosopher and historian Michel Foucault (1926–1984). Possible subjects might include:
- research about Foucault's thought in the sense of its interpretation, historicization, and contextualization (e.g., structuralism and post-structuralism, Cold War, May 68, hippie and counter-culture movement);
- research using Foucauldian concepts and methods (archaeology and genealogy, discourse and dispositive, heterotopia, biopower, parrhesia, etc.);
- research confronting Foucault's work with more current approaches like media studies, digital humanities, postcolonialism, new materialism;
- research along Foucauldian lines (surveillance studies and governmentality studies, for example).
Before their publication on the foucaultblog, substantial papers undergo a double-blinded peer review, meaning that authors and reviewers remain anonymous for the review process. All other authored contributions are reviewed by at least two editorial board members. If the authors are part of the editorial team, they are excluded from the review process. The type of review (peer or editorial) is indicated in the header of the text.
The foucaultblog appreciates the submission of unpublished papers (scholarly articles as well as shorter essays), reviews (of books, conferences, or exhibitions), and interviews written in English, German, or French. We accept articles ranging from 10,000 to 50,000 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 use hyperlinks in their articles. Longer papers should include two to four subheadings that clarify the argumentation. Please also provide a concise English abstract of your contribution (around 100 words) and add four to six keywords.
For references and comments 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). For the accurate composition of the notes, authors might check featured papers published on the foucaultblog.
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