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The Philosopher’s Jumper – apparently modelled by Beckett, Foucault and Sartre

I’d like to think this was satire, but it appears not… The Philosopher’s Jumper. Though I guess if you’re prepared to pay £150 then the joke’s on you anyway… Thanks to James Kneale for the alert. They try to suggest various … Continue reading

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Interview with Judith Butler on gender and the trans-experience at the Verso Books site

Interview with Judith Butler on gender and the trans-experience at the Verso Books site.

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In Conversation: Speaking to Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak in ‘The Hindu’

Long, somewhat rambling, but frequently interesting interview with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak in The Hindu [corrected – not The Hindu Times].

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Markus Gabriel interviewed at 3am

Originally posted on PHILOSOPHY IN A TIME OF ERROR:
This was posted a week or so ago, but is still a good overall view of what he has been working on. He’s recently published Why the World Does not Exist and Fields…

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Journée d’étude autours de M. Foucault, “Théories et institutions pénales”, Paris 2 June 2015

Thanks to Andrea Teti for sending details of this event in Paris for the new lecture course. I’m currently writing a review of it for Berfrois. Mardi 2 juin 2015, 9h – 18h “Premières lectures, premières réactions, et pistes de recherches” … Continue reading

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Life in the Accelerated Academy: anxiety thrives, demands intensify and metrics hold the tangled web together

Interesting piece at the Impact of Social Sciences blog by Mark Carrigan. The imagined slowness of university life has given way to a frenetic pace, defined by a perpetual ratcheting up of demands and an entrepreneurial ethos seeking new and quantifiable opportunities. Mark Carrigan explores … Continue reading

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English translation of Deleuze’s first seminar (1956-57): What is grounding? – open-access e-book

An English translation of Deleuze’s first seminar from 1956-57, What is grounding? is available to download. The book is open access, and just needs an email address to receive the download link. A French version is online here. What is Grounding? is Gilles Deleuze’s … Continue reading

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Top posts this week on Progressive Geographies

CFP – A research workshop on discourse analysis, New Materialisms and the ‘practice turn’ in the social sciences, 12 June 2015, University of Warwick Hot off the press – Foucault’s Théories et institutions pénales is published Articles and Chapters David … Continue reading

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David Nicholls, “Google v old-fashioned legwork – how to research a novel” – reflections on literature and sense of place

David Nicholls, “Google v old-fashioned legwork – how to research a novel” – reflections on literature and sense of place.

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Global Capitalism and Forms of Urban Regeneration – tribute conference to Neil Smith

I previously shared the Spanish language call for this conference, but here’s the English details – interpretation will be provided. Neil Smith, who prematurely died in 2012, has had an immense influence on the discipline of geography and on the social sciences … Continue reading

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