Category Archives: Thinkers

Edmund White’s memories of Michel Foucault

Edmund White’s memories of Michel Foucault in The Telegraph. Not normally a paper I’d link to, but… I have White’s book on Jean Genet and his novel Caracole in my ‘to read’ piles…

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Books received – Peck and Theodore, Mauriac, Krell, Drischler

Books received – Jamie Peck and Nik Theodore’s Fast Policy in recompense for review work; another volume of Claude Mauriac’s memoirs for the Foucault project; David Farrell Krell’s Phantoms of the Other to review; and two papers on Leibniz sent by … Continue reading

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Jeff Malpas, On the Reading of Heidegger – Situating the Black Notebooks

Jeff Malpas, “On the Reading of Heidegger – Situating the Black Notebooks” at academia.edu. This is the draft introduction to a forthcoming collection on the Notebooks, co-edited with Ingo Farin. Thanks to Enowning for the link. Peter Gratton comments at … Continue reading

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Interview with Saskia Sassen at Figure/Ground

A brief interview with Saskia Sassen at Figure/Ground, mainly on teaching and changing technologies.

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Volha Piotukh, Biopolitics, Governmentality and Humanitarianism: ‘Caring’ for the Population in Afghanistan and Belarus

Volha Piotukh, Biopolitics, Governmentality and Humanitarianism: ‘Caring’ for the Population in Afghanistan and Belarus. This book critically analyses the changing role and nature of post-Cold War humanitarianism, using Foucault’s theories of biopolitics and governmentality. It offers a compelling and insightful … Continue reading

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Discussion of the work of Franco Moretti in New Rambler Review

Discussion of the work of Franco Moretti in New Rambler Review.

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Jacques Derrida’s early essay on Shakespeare’s idea of Kingship – ‘Quite unintelligible’

This page of an assignment by Jacques Derrida on Shakespeare is quite wonderful. He would have been 19-20 years old, while in a khâgne class – post-school, pre-university. While the teacher’s comment that some of this is ‘quite unintelligible’ is very funny; … Continue reading

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Catherine Malabou 2015 Wellek Lectures – “Metamorphoses of Intelligence”

Catherine Malabou will give the 2015 Wellek Lectures on May 20-22. The topic is “Metamorphoses of Intelligence”. The Critical Theory Institute at UC Irvine presents the Wellek Library Lectures, featuring Catherine Malbou. Malabou will be giving three lectures on “Metamorphoses of Intelligence.” … Continue reading

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Henri Lefebvre, Metaphilosophy – forthcoming in 2016 from Verso with introduction by Stuart Elden

Henri Lefebvre’s fundamental book Métaphilosophie is forthcoming in translation in Spring 2016 from Verso. It will have an introduction from me. Further details when available. I’ve long wanted this book to be translated – hopefully as the first of a few of … Continue reading

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Jacques Derrida, Les arts de l’espace: Ecrits et interventions sur l’architecture

Jacques Derrida, Les arts de l’espace: Ecrits et interventions sur l’architecture.  Après Penser à ne pas voir qui réunissait les principaux textes de Jacques Derrida sur le dessin, la peinture et la photographie, voici l’ensemble de s’es réflexions sur l’architecture. … Continue reading

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