Category Archives: Understanding Henri Lefebvre

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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Why I’m not writing or speaking about Heidegger’s Black Notebooks (except here)

As many readers of this blog will know, I’ve been posting various bits of news about Heidegger’s ‘Black Notebooks’ over the past year or so. In that time I’ve been asked to speak on Heidegger at events in the UK … Continue reading

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‘Exercises in the History of Ideas': An interview with Stuart Elden by Dale Leorke and Suneel Jethani

Back in March I was interviewed by two graduate students at the University of Melbourne, Dale Leorke and Suneel Jethani, about my writing, background and approach to work. It covers my work on territory, Heidegger, Foucault, Lefebvre, and Shakespeare and some future plans. … Continue reading

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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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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

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Where to start with reading Henri Lefebvre?

[The most recent version of this guide can be found here.] This comes in response to a question to me on Twitter. Where should you start with Henri Lefebvre? I think many people, especially in Geography, go to The Production … Continue reading

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Lefebvre’s Rhythmanalysis reissue

I mentioned the forthcoming Korean translation of Henri Lefebvre’s Rhythmanalysis a couple of days ago. I’ve just heard that the English translation is being reissued this autumn by Bloomsbury (who bought Continuum) with a cheaper price in their Revelations series. … 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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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

Tim Morton, Realist Magic and writing books

Tim Morton is writing a couple of books, under the titles Realist Magic and Hyperobjects. And he’s writing them terrifyingly fast, blogging about it as he goes. His stuff is worth reading, so it clearly works for him. Graham Harman is similarly … Continue reading

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