Category Archives: William Shakespeare

My sabbatical rules for writing

I’m hoping to complete the manuscript for Foucault: The Birth of Power over the next 12 months – a sabbatical year and summer. I’ll be based in London most of the time. I’m also hoping to make considerable progress on the … Continue reading

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Audio recording of talk on terrain and territory from AAG 2015

The audio recording of my 22 April 2015 AAG talk on ‘The Geophysics of Territory’ is available here (18 minutes). This was in sessions co-organised with Gastón Gordillo; Derek Gregory and Setha Low acted as discussants. The talk ranges across quite … Continue reading

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Craig Dionne, Posthuman Lear: Reading Shakespeare in the Anthropocene – forthcoming from Punctum

Craig Dionne, Posthuman Lear: Reading Shakespeare in the Anthropocene – forthcoming from Punctum later this year. Part scholarship, part journalism, part ecological screed, this book may read like a mashup of critical perspectives. Like other current investigations into the ecological … Continue reading

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Books received – Shakespeare’s history plays, ‘Shakespeare’? and Yacobi

Some books for the Shakespeare project, including the disputed Edward III, and Haim Yacobi’s new book, Israel and Africa: A Genealogy of Moral Geography, sent by the publisher on Haim’s request. I began reading Haim’s book as soon as it arrived – … Continue reading

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The week after completing a book – initial new work on Shakespeare and Foucault

When I finished my first book, Mapping the Present, I remember asking a much more senior academic friend ‘what do I do now?’ His response was clear: ‘Write another one!’ This came back to me this week as I’ve been … Continue reading

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Books received – Shakespeare, Shakespeare… and one by Foucault

Books received – Shakespeare, Shakespeare… and one by Foucault. The Foucault is the ninth edition, but I don’t think is any different from the second – which he produced in 1972, though that has major changes from the 1963 version. With … Continue reading

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Theory and Other Languages – short article at E-IR

I have a short piece entitled “Theory and Other Languages” at E-IR (open access). This was written on the request for a piece on this topic by Jan Tattenberg. It’s an autobiographical piece about how my work has been conducted … Continue reading

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Talks at three workshops – on Foucault and Artemidorus, Earth, and Foucault and Shakespeare – with links to some audio recordings

I attended and spoke at three workshops last week. First, at the Monash University study centre in Prato, Italy, on modern reappropriations of Hellenistic Ethics. I ran a reading seminar on Foucault’s reading of Artemidorus. The other sessions were by … Continue reading

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Books received – Shakespeare, Marlowe, Bercé

Some second-hand copies recently bought – two editions of Shakespeare’s King John, the complete plays of Christopher Marlowe, and Yves-Marie Bercé’s Croquants et nu-pieds: Les soulèvements paysans en France du XVIe au XIXe siècle. The last is important background for what Foucault … 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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