Category Archives: Books

‘Foucault, Porshnev and the Revolt of the Nu-pieds’, Historical Materialism conference, London, 5-8 November 2015

I’ll be speaking about ‘Foucault, Porshnev and the Revolt of the Nu-pieds’, at the Historical Materialism conference, to be held in London between 5-8 November 2015. Here’s the abstract: In his recently published lecture course from 1971-72, Théories et institutions pénales, Michel … Continue reading

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My sabbatical rules for writing

I’m hoping to complete the manuscript for Foucault: The Birth of Power over the next 12 months – a sabbatical year and summer. I’ll be based in London most of the time. I’m also hoping to make considerable progress on the … Continue reading

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Foucault: The Birth of Power Update 2 – work on early period at the Collège de France and another visit to the Bibliothèque Nationale

Foucault’s Last Decade is now being copy-edited, with a view to proofs in the autumn and hopefully publication in April. I worked with the same copy-editor for Sloterdijk Now. It’s always good to hear that the text I submitted is seen … Continue reading

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Early Modern Literary Geographies – call for book proposals for Oxford University Press series, and the first volume

EARLY MODERN LITERARY GEOGRAPHIES Oxford University Press Series Editors: JULIE SANDERS, Newcastle University and GARRETT A. SULLIVAN, JR., Pennsylvania State University Early Modern Literary Geographies features innovative research monographs and agenda-setting essay collections that engage with the topics of space, … Continue reading

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Foucault’s posthumous publications – review in Inside Higher Education, and some corrections

Two volumes of Foucault’s posthumous publications are reviewed in Inside Higher Education by Scott McLemee. The review looks at Speech Begins After Death and  Language, Madness and Desire, both published by University of Minnesota Press. The review doesn’t say very much at all about … Continue reading

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Feature on Terror and Territory (interview, review and profile) in Iran’s Shargh Daily

There is a full-page feature on my 2009 book Terror and Territory in Iran’s Shargh Daily newspaper. It was put together by Sahand Sattari, and includes a translation of an interview with Exploring Geopolitics, a review of the book, and a short profile of my background, publications and current … Continue reading

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Audio recording of talk on terrain and territory from AAG 2015

The audio recording of my 22 April 2015 AAG talk on ‘The Geophysics of Territory’ is available here (18 minutes). This was in sessions co-organised with Gastón Gordillo; Derek Gregory and Setha Low acted as discussants. The talk ranges across quite … Continue reading

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Foucault: The Birth of Power update 1 – initial work and another visit to the Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Foucault’s Last Decade is now in production. Over the past couple of weeks I have turned in earnest to the book on the earlier period, entitled Foucault: The Birth of Power. The initial work on this book was taking all … Continue reading

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Books received – Shakespeare’s history plays, ‘Shakespeare’? and Yacobi

Some books for the Shakespeare project, including the disputed Edward III, and Haim Yacobi’s new book, Israel and Africa: A Genealogy of Moral Geography, sent by the publisher on Haim’s request. I began reading Haim’s book as soon as it arrived – … Continue reading

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The week after completing a book – initial new work on Shakespeare and Foucault

When I finished my first book, Mapping the Present, I remember asking a much more senior academic friend ‘what do I do now?’ His response was clear: ‘Write another one!’ This came back to me this week as I’ve been … Continue reading

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