Michel Foucault in Iran

Publication Year



Special issue of Iran-Nāmag (vol. 3, no. 2, Summer 2018)


English Verso

Foucault and Iran Reconsidered: Revolt, Religion, and Neoliberalism -- Michiel Leezenberg

French Secular Thought: Foucault and Political Spirituality -- Brian Turner

Risking Prophecy in the Modern State: Foucault, Iran, and the Conduct of the -- Corey McCall

Foucault and Epicureanism of the Iranian Revolution -- Yadullah Shahibzadeh

What is at the heart of the dispute? Reflections on the Foucault Controversy Forty Years Later  -- Kevin Gray and Rida Faisal

Iranian Conditions: Metaphors of Illness in Iranian Fiction and Film -- Babak Elahi

In Memoriam: Heshmat Moayyad, 1927-2018 -- Franklin Lewis


Persian Reverso

A Thunderbolt Out of the Blue: The Iranian Revolution in Foucault’s Thought -- Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi

Possibilities and Limitations in Writing the History of the Present: Foucault and the Iranian Revolution -- Ata Mohamed Tabriz

Foucault’ Accounts of the Iranian Revolution in Light of Islamic Historiography -- Mahdi Shafieyan

Foucault and Iran -- Daniel Defert

Michael Foucault’s 1979 Interview -- Farès Sassine


The British Library’s Treasured Persian Collections -- Cyrus Ala’i

Dariush Shayegan’s Philosophy Revisited: A Critique of the Cultural Identity of the Migrant -- Ata Hoodashtian

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