Category Archives: William Shakespeare

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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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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King John at the Globe – the text, the Magna Carta, land and the question of territory

Last night I went to see the rarely performed King John at the Globe theatre in London. The production – the last of the canonical plays to be performed at the Globe – was timed to coincide with the 800th … Continue reading

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Books received – several volumes of the RSC Shakespeare from Palgrave

Several volumes of the RSC Shakespeare series in recompense for review work from Palgrave Macmillan. While I prefer the Arden third series for the texts and apparatus, these editions have useful introductions, especially on performance history, so I’ve been building … Continue reading

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Peter Kirwan on the Shakespeare Apocrypha at Warwick’s Sidelights on Shakespeare

Fascinating talk at Warwick today by Peter Kirwan on “The Incomplete Works of William Shakespeare: Handling the Apocrypha“, as part of the Sidelights on Shakespeare lecture programme. The talk related to his just published book Shakespeare and the Idea of Apocrypha: Negotiating … Continue reading

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Books received – Free Will, Shakespeare’s Storms and Discourse Theory and Political Analysis

In recompense for review work for Manchester University Press – Richard Wilson, Free Will: Art and power on Shakespeare’s stage; Gwilym Jones, Shakespeare’s Storms and Discourse Theory and Political Analysis.

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Shakespeare and Waste – audio recordings of the seminar at Kingston University

Shakespeare and Waste – audio recordings of the seminar at Kingston University. Kingston Shakespeare Seminar (KiSS), part of the London Graduate School, announces the launch of Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in Theory (KiSSiT): a series of seminars and conferences for postgraduate … Continue reading

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