Category Archives: Speaking Against Number

‘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

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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

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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

Posted in Books, David Harvey, David N. Livingstone, Derek Gregory, Henri Lefebvre, John Locke, Mapping the Present, Mark Neocleous, Michel Foucault, My Publications, Politics, Publishing, Speaking Against Number, Territory, Terror and Territory, The Birth of Territory, The Space of the World, Understanding Henri Lefebvre, Universities | Leave a comment

Speaking Against Number price reduction

My 2006 book on Heidegger, Speaking Against Number, has been reduced in price at last. It has been over £50 since publication, and a paperback, though initially promised, never appeared. It is now available, in the UK at least, for … Continue reading

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Heidegger – Contributions to Philosophy new translation

This is really important news in Heidegger studies. The Beiträge zur Philosophie (Vom Ereignis) is coming out in a new translation. It will be out with Indiana University Press in April 2012, with the translation made by Richard Rojcewicz and Daniela … Continue reading

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