In this chapter, the author re-reads some of Foucault's most important writings on 'discourse' and 'authorship' from the perspective of this critical ethos. He sets out to map possibilities for transforming experience of being in (disciplinary) discourse in the light of Foucault's practice of writing 'in' and 'against' discourse. The author concentrates on how Foucault negotiated his own 'insertion' into discourse and presence in it as a person who writes and speaks. He reconstructs some of the steps through which he moved away from International Relations’ (IR's) conventional focus on 'governmentality' and 'sovereign power,' and came to embrace Foucault's self-transformative critical ethos as inspiration to refocus on the lived experience of academic practice. The author problematizes both the practice of reading and how we read Foucault's work while the narration also re-encounters and revisits its own sources of emergence through the ethos of the late Foucault.