Category Archives: Politics

Foucault and the Groupe Information Santé – a bibliography

Foucault’s involvement with the Groupe d’Information sur les prisons is fairly well-known, with important collections of documentary material published in French, a forthcoming English translation of material, and a growing secondary literature in French and English. His involvement with the Groupe … Continue reading

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Foucault and the Politics of Health: Collaborative research and activism – audio recording of UCL talk

The audio recording of my talk of 12 January 2016 to the Geography Department seminar, University College London is now available here. The introduction is by Tariq Jazeel. “Foucault and the Politics of Health – Collaborative research and activism” Concentrating … Continue reading

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Appeal by Sartre, Foucault, Guattari, Deleuze and others on imprisonment of Italian intellectuals, 1977

In 1977 Sartre, Foucault, Guattari, Deleuze, Barthes, and others wrote an open letter protesting about the imprisonment and investigation of a number of Italian intellectuals, including ‘Bifo’ (Franco Berardi) and Antonio Negri. I’d not seen this before and it is the … Continue reading

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Planned Violence Keynote Lecture by Eyal Weizman and Reading from Courttia Newland, University of Warwick, 20 January 2016

Registration for the final Planned Violence Keynote Lecture by Eyal Weizman and Reading from Courttia Newland, University of Warwick, 20 January 2016, is now open…. Eyal Weizman, Professor of Spatial and Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London, will deliver … Continue reading

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Foucault, crime and prisons – on film and online

I’ve previously shared a list of audio and video recordings of Foucault, and I won’t repeat things here. But there are a few pieces of documentary evidence about Foucault’s work and crime and prisons which are full-length films. The best-known … Continue reading

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Academic Books of 2015 – my top twenty

The vast majority of academic reading in 2015 was related to Foucault, with a lot of Shakespeare work along the way. Many of these were published some time ago. These were the twenty books published in 2015 I read and most … Continue reading

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Books received – Shakespeare, Sperlinger, Zurn and Dilts

A couple of volumes of the Penguin Shakespeare series, Tom Sperlinger’s Romeo and Juliet in Palestine: Teaching Under Occupation, and Perry Zurn and Andrew Dilts’s collection Active Intolerance: Michel Foucault, the Prisons Information Group, and the Future of Abolition. I provided an endorsement of Active … Continue reading

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Books received – Recherches, Foucault, Fourquet, Shakespeare, Vasudevan, Whatmore

A pile of recent books bought or received. Alex Vasudevan’s Metropolitan Preoccupations: The Spatial Politics of Squatting in Berlin was sent by him; and Richard Whatmore, What is Intellectual History? came from Polity – preordered in recompense for review work. Both look really interesting. … Continue reading

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Extraterritorialities in Occupied Worlds – forthcoming collection from Punctum with essays by Levinas, Bauman, Agamben… and Elden

Extraterritorialities in Occupied Worlds – forthcoming collection edited by Maayan Amir and Ruti Sela from Punctum. Includes essays by Levinas, Bauman, Agamben, Harman and many others, including a piece by me entitled ‘Outside Territory’ which is mainly on Shakespeare. Some of … Continue reading

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Global Discourse book award symposium on The Birth of Territory

I’ve previously linked to the two reviews in the Global Discourse book award symposium on The Birth of Territory, by Jordan Branch and Jeppe Strandsbjerg. My response is now online. It requires subscription, but a preprint is here.

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