Listen to Prof Stephen Shapiro on BBC Radio 3
Shahidha Bari is joined by Stephen Shapiro and guests to read volume 4 of Foucault's History of Sexuality, translated into English for the first time, which examines beliefs and practices among the early Christians in Medieval Europe. Although he had specified in his will that his works shouldn't be published after he died (in 1984), the rights holders of Foucault decided that these ideas could now be made public. So what do they tell us and how influential has his approach to sexuality been?
Stephen Shapiro is Professor of English and Comparative Literature. He is co-author of how to Read Foucault's Discipline and Punish.
The programme can be found on the BBC website.