Several talks for the 2012/13 academic year have been arranged. Two lectures have been in the diary for a while – the Critical International and Political Studies annual lecture at the University of Warwick in October (abstract here), and the George M. Story Lecture in Humanities, Memorial University, Newfoundland in March. I’ve also recently been invited to give the Politics, Philosophy and International Thought annual lecture at Aberystwyth University, which will likely be on 21st February 2013.
Closer to home on 16th November I’m organising an event on ‘Politicised Literary Geographies’ at Durham which I’ll be speaking at along with James Kneale & Sheila Hones, Louise Amoore, Angharad Closs Stephens, Carolyn Pedwell, Paul Harrison, and Cheryl McEwan. My talk at that, and all the above lectures, will be on aspects of the Shakespearean Territories project. There is also likely to be a Durham event on urban worlds in December.
I’ve agreed to give a keynote to the ‘Government, Truth, Subject – Michel Foucault and the late lecture courses at Collège de France’ conference at the Jan van Eyck Academie, in Maastricht in November. I wanted to talk about Du gouvernement des vivants but that isn’t due to be published until a week before, so my focus is likely to be on the Mal faire, dire vrai lectures.
I’ll be attending the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division in December, speaking in a session on the Reading Kant’s Geography book. I’ll be giving a Geography department seminar at the LSE in February – topic uncertain. I will be at the Association of American Geographers in Los Angeles in April as part of a panel on Sloterdijk (organised by Julian Reid and Oliver Belcher) and giving a talk on ‘Urban Territory’. And finally – for now at least – in June I’ll be in Tel Aviv at the Minerva Humanities Center speaking on ‘Earth’ at ‘CityState: A Lexical Workshop’.
Full details – as I currently have them – can be found here. While the talks on Sloterdijk and Kant relate to previous work, the rest of the talks link to my three ongoing and future projects – on Shakespeare, Foucault and the world.