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How Does the University Press Remain Relevant?

Originally posted on The Scholarly Kitchen:
Image via Sigma Seven. My attendance at AAUP this year was cut short because of a family obligation back home, but in the time I was there, I got to talk to a number…

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Mary Beard on the last stages of writing a book – SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

Mary Beard has an interesting piece on the last stages of writing a book – SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome. Ok I know you will think that you have heard this before, but the book is now within 1000 … Continue reading

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Critical Theory’s eight books that came out in June 2015

Critical Theory’s eight books that came out in June 2015

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Macherey: Lire Foucault and Other Recent Presentations

Originally posted on My Desiring-Machines:
Pierre Macherey has posted four recent presentations on Foucault (from the “Foucault au collège de France : une aventure intellectuelle et éditoriale” conference), Althusser, and Hegel/Spinoza on his blog (thanks to Jason Read for posting this…

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Top posts this week on Progressive Geographies

Félix Guattari on writing Anti-Oedipus in The Paris Review Writing about writing, and writing about theory and the use of languages When Heidegger met Lacan Good advice on ‘A Realistic Summer Writing Schedule’ from The Chronicle Books received – Foucault, Lefebvre, Cohen, Parikka, Esposito, … Continue reading

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Review of Virginia Comolli, Boko Haram: Nigeria’s Islamist Insurgency at African Arguments

Virginia Comolli, Boko Haram: Nigeria’s Islamist Insurgency is reviewed at African Arguments. Along with Mike Smith’s Boko Haram: Inside Nigeria’s Unholy War, these look to be the key English books on the group. My bibliography of articles (last updated in 2014) can … Continue reading

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Justin E.H. Smith, Nature, Human Nature, and Human Difference: Race in Early Modern Philosophy – now out

Justin E.H. Smith, Nature, Human Nature, and Human Difference: Race in Early Modern Philosophy is now out from Princeton University Press. I really liked his book on Leibniz, Divine Machines, so this should be interesting. The introduction can be downloaded here. People … Continue reading

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Andy Merrifield has a blog

Andy Merrifield has a blog – http://andymerrifield.org 

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Foucault and May 1968 (2015)

Originally posted on Foucault News:
Foucault and May 1968 Published on 18 Jun 2015 François Ewald (CNAM), Bernard Harcourt (Columbia Law School, Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought), and Jesús R. Velasco (LAIC Chair, Columbia University) delve into the influences…

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Foucault’s Last Decade update 24 – other work while waiting for the reports, and the draft cover blurb

This has been the period between submitting the Foucault’s Last Decade manuscript and waiting for reader reports. I’ve largely been doing other things – talks on terrain and urban territory; editing a Lefebvre translation and writing its introduction; writing a … Continue reading

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