Category Archives: Mapping the Present

A Conversation between Stuart Elden and Babette Babich – Fordham University video

A Conversation between Stuart Elden and Babette Babich A long discussion at the Fordham University television studios – ranges across my work and lots of topics, including territory today and historically, Lefebvre, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, Shakespeare… Many thanks to Babette … Continue reading

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Posted in Babette Babich, Boundaries, Foucault's Last Decade, Henri Lefebvre, Mapping the Present, Martin Heidegger, Michel Foucault, My Publications, Politics, Publishing, Shakespearean Territories, Speaking Against Number, Territory, Terror and Territory, The Birth of Territory, Theory, Understanding Henri Lefebvre, William Shakespeare | 2 Comments

Talking about Publishing, Urban Territory, and lots else

I was involved in three events this week. The first was the most wide-ranging – a filmed conversation with Babette Babich at Fordham University, that ranged from contemporary territorial issues to Kant, Leibniz, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault and Lefebvre; Greek geography to … Continue reading

Posted in Babette Babich, Boundaries, Conferences, Don Mitchell, Eduardo Mendieta, Foucault's Last Decade, Friedrich Nietzsche, Henri Lefebvre, Immanuel Kant, Mapping the Present, Martin Heidegger, Michel Foucault, My Publications, Peter Sloterdijk, Politics, Publishing, Shakespearean Territories, Society and Space, Speaking Against Number, Territory, Terror and Territory, The Birth of Territory, Theory, Understanding Henri Lefebvre, urban/urbanisation, William Shakespeare, Writing | 3 Comments

‘Territory and Transgression: A Conversation with Stuart Elden’ @thepolisblog

A long interview with me, conducted by Peter Sigrist, has just been published at Polis. It covers most of my current and past interests, including territory, Lefebvre, Foucault, Sloterdijk, Heidegger, politics,  my time in Israel/Palestine, publishing, literature and film… Many … Continue reading

Posted in Bruno Latour, Foucault's Last Decade, Mapping the Present, Michel Foucault, My Publications, Peter Sloterdijk, Politics, Publishing, Ray Brassier, Society and Space, Speaking Against Number, Territory, Terror and Territory, The Birth of Territory, Travel, Universities, urban/urbanisation, Writing | 1 Comment

Jeremy Crampton on my ‘the political is always technical’ comment

Jeremy Crampton has responded in a very interesting way to my comment that ‘the political is always technical’. I made that comment in my remarks to the ArcticNet conference last week – a summary and the audio recording are here. … Continue reading

Posted in Boundaries, Conferences, Jeremy Crampton, Mapping the Present, Martin Heidegger, Michel Foucault, Territory, The Birth of Territory | 4 Comments

Fifteen years ago today I submitted my PhD thesis

My PhD thesis was entitled ‘Mapping the Present: Space and History in the work of Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger and Michel Foucault’ and it was submitted in December 1998 (I’m pretty sure it was on the 18th). It was examined … Continue reading

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Rereading novels

The Guardian has a couple of features on rereading novels – a piece discussing it here, and some contemporary authors’ favourite novels to re-read here. This isn’t something I do very often with novels. I did when younger but now I … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Henri Lefebvre, Mapping the Present, Martin Heidegger, Michel Foucault, Travel, Umberto Eco, William Shakespeare | 10 Comments

Elden, Gregory, Sevilla-Buitrago in ACME

ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, Vol 10 No 2 is now available. It includes the English version of a discussion between me, Derek Gregory and Álvaro Sevilla-Buitrago that was originally published earlier this year in a Spanish translation: … Continue reading

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Foucault, “Nietzsche, Genealogy, History”

In working on my lecture on Foucault’s 1970-71 course I have been rereading some related texts, including the “Nietzsche, Genealogy, History” essay. I know this text well, as I’ve taught it and it was a fundamental text in my PhD … Continue reading

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Heidegger Among the Sculptors

Just finished reading Andrew Mitchell, Heidegger Among the Sculptors: Body, Space, and the Art of Dwelling. It’s an interesting read, discussing four places where Heidegger engages with sculpture and/or sculptors. This includes the best known piece ‘Art and Space’, inspired … Continue reading

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Books – availability

Terror and Territory has now been out for a year, and is into its second printing. Despite how the Continuum website portrays my Mapping the Present and Understanding Henri Lefebvre, the books are not out of print, but out of … Continue reading

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