The last period of Foucault’s work presents special difficulties. It was not only interrupted suddenly, but it is divided between two major areas which, though they overlap, pursue quite different concerns, none of which is yet published fully. One is the History of Sexuality project, of which two volumes appeared in print just at the moment of Foucault’s death, and a third volume, the planned book four of the series, exists in draft manuscript form.1 The other is the series of lectures Foucault delivered at the Collège de France between 1980 and 1984.2 Of these five courses, only the 1981 course deals at all with the theme of sexuality.