Category Archives: Thinkers

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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Jeffrey Jerome Cohen on ‘Creativity, Routine, Writing Lockdowns, and the Necessity of Ignoring Those Who Offer Themselves as Example’

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen has a draft of his contribution to a collection on writing with which I am also involved: ‘Creativity, Routine, Writing Lockdowns, and the Necessity of Ignoring Those Who Offer Themselves as Example‘. (A little more on my … Continue reading

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Deleuze, Guattari, Foucault and Fourquet’s discussions of ‘Les équipements du pouvoir’

Keith Harris has been saying a bit about Deleuze, Guattari, Foucault and Fourquet’s discussions of ‘Les équipements du pouvoir’. He first shared his reading notes on Guattari’s contributions to a discussion with Foucault and Fourquet; and has followed up today with … 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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Exercises in the history of ideas: an interview with Stuart Elden — Dale Leorke & Suneel Jethani

Dale Leorke & Suneel Jethani, “Exercises in the history of ideas: an interview with Stuart Elden“. The full version of this interview, which previously appeared in edited form on the Theory, Culture & Society website, is now available as an open-access … Continue reading

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“Before the Punitive Society: The Inquiry of Théories et institutions pénales”, plenary lecture – Discipline and Punish Forty Years On, Nottingham 11 September 2015

Here’s the abstract for my plenary lecture to the Time Served: Discipline and Punish Forty Years On conference, to be held at The Galleries of Justice, Nottingham, 11-12 September 2015. Before the Punitive Society: The Inquiry of Théories et institutions pénales This presentation will … Continue reading

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Books received – Shakespeare, Mousnier, Lefebvre

Two OUP editions of Shakespeare, Roland Mousnier’s Peasant Uprisings – used by Foucault in Théories et institutions pénales, and two first editions of Lefebvre’s books in Axelos’s Arguments series.

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Félix Guattari on writing Anti-Oedipus in The Paris Review

Félix Guattari on writing Anti-Oedipus in The Paris Review (via critical-theory.com).

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Writing about writing, and writing about theory and the use of languages

Two short pieces recently drafted – a contribution to an edited book on ‘How we Write’, and a piece on the use of other languages in my research. The first is entitled ‘Writing by Accumulation’, and in keeping with the … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Richard II by Scena Mundi at St Bartholomew the Great church

Last night I went to see Shakespeare’s Richard II by Scena Mundi at St Bartholomew the Great church in London. A stunning setting and an exceptional performance. Richard II is a wonderful play and it will be the focus of a … Continue reading

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