Category Archives: Conferences

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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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 Circle meeting at UNSW June 29-July 2, 2016 – call for papers

The sixteenth annual meeting of the Foucault Circle will be held in Sydney, Australia, June 29-July 2, 2016 (hosted by the University of New South Wales). The Foucault Circle at UNSW will be held immediately before the Australasian Association of Philosophy … 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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Major conference on Foucault at the Collège de France, Cerisy-la-Salle 11-18 June 2015

Major conference on Foucault at the Collège de France, Cerisy-la-Salle 11-18 June 2015, with lots of good speakers including Judith Revel and Pierre Macherey. Les leçons de Michel Foucault au Collège de France, prononcées entre 1971 et 1984, constituent une somme … Continue reading

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Last Call for Abstracts: MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory (2015)

Last Call for Abstracts MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory, 1-3 September 2015 ‘Resistance and Power beyond Foucault’ Convener: Guilel Treiber, Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven (Guilel.Treiber@hiw.kuleuven.be) The nature of political power is changing. The state is no longer the only, or … Continue reading

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“Foucault and Shakespeare: Ceremony, Theatre and Politics”, abstract for workshop at Theatre, Performance, Foucault!, King’s College London, 4 July 2015

I previously shared the call for papers for the Theatre, Performance, Foucault! workshop at King’s College London on 4 July 2015. I’ll be presenting on the topic of “Foucault and Shakespeare: Ceremony, Theatre and Politics”. This is the intersection of my two … Continue reading

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Christy Wampole, The Conference Manifesto in The New York Times

Christy Wampole, ‘The Conference Manifesto’ in The New York Times. It first diagnoses a problem, then outlines some potential solutions. Here’s the beginning… We are weary of academic conferences. We are humanists who recognize very little humanity in the conference format … Continue reading

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Talking to anthropologists, urbanists and architects about territory

While Foucault and Shakespeare are my focus for new material, I’ll be giving a few talks on territory – two in New York in the next two weeks, and then one back in London in the autumn: 21 May 2015, … Continue reading

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Laws, Economies and Territories in Richard II – audio recording of a talk at Purchase College

Yesterday I went up to Purchase College, SUNY to give a talk at a workshop on Thinking with Shakespeare Today. Organised by Morris Kaplan, there were four papers: “Shakespeare and Theatrical Conversions” – Michele Osherow, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, … Continue reading

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