Category Archives: Thinkers

Journée d’étude autours de M. Foucault, “Théories et institutions pénales”, Paris 2 June 2015

Thanks to Andrea Teti for sending details of this event in Paris for the new lecture course. I’m currently writing a review of it for Berfrois. Mardi 2 juin 2015, 9h – 18h “Premières lectures, premières réactions, et pistes de recherches” … Continue reading

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English translation of Deleuze’s first seminar (1956-57): What is grounding? – open-access e-book

An English translation of Deleuze’s first seminar from 1956-57, What is grounding? is available to download. The book is open access, and just needs an email address to receive the download link. A French version is online here. What is Grounding? is Gilles Deleuze’s … Continue reading

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Andrew Barry, “Geography and Other Disciplines” – discussion of genealogy and the canon

Andrew Barry has a very interesting new essay published, “Geography and Other Disciplines” – a discussion of geography and the canon. There is also an introduction to the theme issue of which this is part by Richard Powell [update: corrected from … Continue reading

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Camilla Boano reviews Lefebvre’s Towards an Architecture of Enjoyment (requires subscription)

Camilla Boano reviews Lefebvre’s Towards an Architecture of Enjoyment in The Journal of Architecture (requires subscription). The review is quite detailed, and makes use of the interview I conducted with editor Łukasz Stanek for the Society and Space open site. Good to see this … 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

Posted in Conferences, Foucault's Last Decade, Foucault: The Birth of Power, Michel Foucault, Shakespearean Territories, William Shakespeare | Leave a comment

Marcelo Hoffman, Foucault and Power: The Influence of Political Engagement on Theories of Power – now available in paperback

Marcelo Hoffman, Foucault and Power: The Influence of Political Engagement on Theories of Power – is now available in paperback. Michel Foucault is one of the most preeminent theorists of power, yet the relationship between his militant activities and his … Continue reading

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Foucault books: update 23 – working with the Semiotext(e) archive

I have now finished working through all the papers in Sylvère Lotringer’s Semiotext(e) archive in the Fales Library at New York University which have a relation to this project. In among a lot of things that were of little interest, … Continue reading

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David Kishik, The Manhattan Project – what would have happened had Walter Benjamin not died?

David Kishik, The Manhattan Project: A Theory of a City. In The Manhattan Project, David Kishik dares to imagine a Walter Benjamin who did not commit suicide in 1940, but managed instead to escape the Nazis to begin a long, solitary … Continue reading

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Roberto Esposito, Persons and Things: From the Body’s Point of View

Roberto Esposito, Persons and Things: From the Body’s Point of View, now out from Polity. What is the relationship between persons and things? And how does the body transform this relationship? In this highly original new book, Roberto Esposito – one … Continue reading

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Gatherings: The Heidegger Circle Annual – special issue on the Black Notebooks

Gatherings: The Heidegger Circle Annual – special issue on the – Black Notebooks. Contents at above link, or download whole issue as pdf.   

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