Category Archives: Thinkers

The GIP, the 1972 Nancy prison revolt and the Gauche révolutionnaire – a request for help

I wonder if anyone can help. I am looking for a brochure entitled ‘Révolte à la prison de Charles III de Nancy’, authored by the Groupe d’Information sur les prisons. It appeared as a supplement to Gauche révolutionnaire, no 9, … Continue reading

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Books received – Shakespeare, Foucault, Jessop

A pile of recently received books – mainly bought for the Shakespeare project, plus Foucault’s 1980 lectures About the Beginning of the Hermeneutic of the Subject and Bob Jessop’s The State: Past, Present, Future in recompense for review work. The text at the … Continue reading

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Leading actors film new Shakespeare Solos series for the Guardian

Leading actors film new Shakespeare Solos series for The Guardian. Adrian Lester as Hamlet, Roger Allum as King Lear, Eileen Atkins as Emilia, and more. The Guardian also has a useful round-up of productions for this 400th anniversary year.

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Allen Scott on Edward Soja in Critical Planning

Allen Scott remembers his friend and colleague Edward Soja in the latest issue of Critical Planning (open access). Here’s the first paragraph: Ed Soja died in the evening of Sunday November 1st, 2015, after an extended illness. His departure represents a … Continue reading

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Books received – Shakespeare and Heidegger

Some recently acquired books – various Shakespeare plays, a second-hand copy of John Julius Norwich’s Shakespeare’s Kings, and Guillaume Payen’s new biography Martin Heidegger: Catholicisme, révolution, nazisme, which I picked up in Paris.

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Books interview: David Harvey in Times Higher Education

Books interview: David Harvey in Times Higher Education – Eliot, Shakespeare, Dickens and, of course, Marx. Thanks to dmf for the link.

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A Selection of the Works of Ellen Meiksins Wood (1942-2016)

Verso have made available a list of open-access work by Ellen Meiksins Wood, who died recently. Ellen Meiksins Wood (1942-2016) was a Marxist historian and political thinker of enormous significance. We are proud to publish many of her books and, in order … Continue reading

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Jeroen Vandaele on translations of Foucault’s Surveiller et punir

Jeroen Vandaele, ‘What is an author, indeed: Michel Foucault in translation‘, Perspectives: Studies in Translatology, Vol 24 No 1, 2016, pp. 76-92 (requires subscription). A very interesting piece which discusses translations of Foucault’s Surveiller et punir with lots of examples and comparisons. Though … Continue reading

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Foucault: the Birth of Power Update 11: clearing the decks and beginning to move from Foucault to Shakespeare

The UCL talk last week was the last one in the diary until September – a very deliberate choice to open up some time that needed quite a bit of forward-planning to achieve. I might do one or two book … Continue reading

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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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