This ongoing special issue addresses the concept of "algorithmic governmentality", which impels us to examine recent advances in automated computing (e.g., recommender systems, high-frequency trading, and profiling) from a Foucauldian perspective.
Starting from Deleuze's claim that the late Foucault was a topologist like Andrei Bely in his modernist novel Petersburg (1913/14), this ongoing special issue collects research both on Foucault's spatial approaches and on literary topographies.
By comparing Franco Moretti's "distant reading" with Foucault's archaeological approach, this special issue (edited by Maurice Erb, Simon Ganahl, and Patrick Kilian) examines the question: Can historical discourse analyses be carried out with the aid of computers?
This special issue (edited by Maurice Erb, Simon Ganahl, and Cécile Stehrenberger) collects the papers and lectures delivered at the international conference "Was heißt: Foucault historisieren?" (What is: Historicizing Foucault?) at the University of Zurich from March 19 to 21, 2015.