Category Archives: Shakespearean Territories

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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Theory and Other Languages – short article at E-IR

I have a short piece entitled “Theory and Other Languages” at E-IR (open access). This was written on the request for a piece on this topic by Jan Tattenberg. It’s an autobiographical piece about how my work has been conducted … Continue reading

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Talks at three workshops – on Foucault and Artemidorus, Earth, and Foucault and Shakespeare – with links to some audio recordings

I attended and spoke at three workshops last week. First, at the Monash University study centre in Prato, Italy, on modern reappropriations of Hellenistic Ethics. I ran a reading seminar on Foucault’s reading of Artemidorus. The other sessions were by … Continue reading

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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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Exercises in the history of ideas: an interview with Stuart Elden — Dale Leorke & Suneel Jethani

Dale Leorke & Suneel Jethani, “Exercises in the history of ideas: an interview with Stuart Elden“. The full version of this interview, which previously appeared in edited form on the Theory, Culture & Society website, is now available as an open-access … Continue reading

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“Before the Punitive Society: The Inquiry of Théories et institutions pénales”, plenary lecture – Discipline and Punish Forty Years On, Nottingham 11 September 2015

Here’s the abstract for my plenary lecture to the Time Served: Discipline and Punish Forty Years On conference, to be held at The Galleries of Justice, Nottingham, 11-12 September 2015. Before the Punitive Society: The Inquiry of Théories et institutions pénales This presentation will … Continue reading

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Books received – Shakespeare, Mousnier, Lefebvre

Two OUP editions of Shakespeare, Roland Mousnier’s Peasant Uprisings – used by Foucault in Théories et institutions pénales, and two first editions of Lefebvre’s books in Axelos’s Arguments series.

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Shakespeare’s Richard II by Scena Mundi at St Bartholomew the Great church

Last night I went to see Shakespeare’s Richard II by Scena Mundi at St Bartholomew the Great church in London. A stunning setting and an exceptional performance. Richard II is a wonderful play and it will be the focus of a … Continue reading

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King John at the Globe – the text, the Magna Carta, land and the question of territory

Last night I went to see the rarely performed King John at the Globe theatre in London. The production – the last of the canonical plays to be performed at the Globe – was timed to coincide with the 800th … Continue reading

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Books received – several volumes of the RSC Shakespeare from Palgrave

Several volumes of the RSC Shakespeare series in recompense for review work from Palgrave Macmillan. While I prefer the Arden third series for the texts and apparatus, these editions have useful introductions, especially on performance history, so I’ve been building … Continue reading

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