Category Archives: Speaking Against Number

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

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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Foucault, Miles Davis, Ghanaian sunshine…

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Earth, Terricide, Geo-metrics

I’ve now nearly finished writing my keynote lecture for the Regimes of Calculation and Global Governance workshop at the Balsillie School of International Affairs (September 19-20). The title is “Geo-metrics” (abstract here). This is the third in a sequence of … Continue reading

Posted in Bartolus of Sassoferrato, Conferences, Elizabeth Grosz, Eugen Fink, Henri Lefebvre, Kostas Axelos, Martin Heidegger, Politics, Publishing, Speaking Against Number, Writing | 3 Comments

Doctor of Letters

I’ve been awarded a DLitt degree (Doctor of Letters) from Durham University, on the basis of publications post-PhD. This is a so-called ‘higher doctorate’. I submitted three books – Understanding Henri Lefebvre, Speaking Against Numberand Terror and Territory – along … Continue reading

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Heidegger and Schmitt correspondence (again)

Twenty-five years after they first published it, Telos are again highlighting the letter Martin Heidegger sent to Carl Schmitt in August 1933. The point of the letter was to thank Schmitt for sending a copy of The Concept of the … Continue reading

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Heidegger’s handwriting

Came across this again (it’s mentioned in Speaking Against Number). Something very interesting in seeing the handwriting of people you’d only before read in print. With Foucault and Lefebvre I’ve seen originals in the archives; with Heidegger at the Heidegger museum … Continue reading

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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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