Category Archives: William Shakespeare

“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

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Titan Theatre Company’s all-female Othello in Queens

Although I saw some remarkable theatre in late March and early April in the UK – Antigone, Death of a Salesman, Man and Superman and Clarence Darrow – it was good to get back to Shakespeare. First was the all-female Othello at the Queens Theatre, … Continue reading

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Laws, Economies and Territories in Richard II – audio recording of a talk at Purchase College

Yesterday I went up to Purchase College, SUNY to give a talk at a workshop on Thinking with Shakespeare Today. Organised by Morris Kaplan, there were four papers: “Shakespeare and Theatrical Conversions” – Michele Osherow, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, … Continue reading

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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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Books received – Chamayou, Kotef, Smirl, Shakespeare, Heidegger, Kluge and Negt

Some more books – these are ones I bought, with the exception of Hagar Kotef’s Movement and the Ordering of Freedom: On Liberal Governances of Mobility, which was sent by the publisher. The others include Lisa Smirl’s posthumous Spaces of Aid, Kluge … Continue reading

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Talks at University of New South Wales on Territory, Shakespeare and Geopolitics in March

I’ll be back in Sydney in a couple of weeks for two events. Please note the date of the second has changed. 10 March 2015, 4pm, “Territory from Shakespeare to Geo-politics”, School of Humanities and Languages, John Goodsell 221/223, University … Continue reading

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Territory from Shakespeare to Geo-politics – abstract for my lecture at University of New South Wales

Territory from Shakespeare to Geo-politics 10th March, 4pm, School of Humanities and Languages, University of New South Wales This lecture will introduce the work I have been doing on the question of territory over the past several years, leading to two … Continue reading

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Talks in Sydney on Foucault, Territory, Shakespeare and Geopolitics in February and March

I’ll be talking about and discussing aspects of most of my current and recent work in Sydney in late February and mid-March. 26 February, 4pm, “Foucault’s Third Course on Governmentality”, Darlington Centre Boardroom, Department of Political Economy/Centre for International Security … Continue reading

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Books received – The Care of Life, Lefebvre for Architects, Henry IV, Part I and Issues in Political Theory

Some other books received recently – an old edition of Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part I; Nathaniel Coleman’s Lefebvre for Architects; the new collection The Care of Life, edited by Miguel de Beistegui, Giuseppe Bianco and Marjorie Gracieuse; the new edition of Catriona McKinnon’s Issues in … Continue reading

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The most important academic books to me from 2014

A non-systematic, alphabetically ordered list of the academic books published this year I read and most liked – the photo is of some that were to hand. Louis Althusser, On the Reproduction of Capitalism (Verso) Ben Anderson, Encountering Affect: Capacities, Apparatuses, Conditions (Ashgate) Étienne Balibar, Equaliberty: … Continue reading

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