Category Archives: Writing

My essay on Foucault’s La société punitive – forthcoming in Historical Materialism

My substantial (c. 8,000 words) essay on Foucault’s La société punitive is forthcoming in Historical Materialism. Thanks to Sebastian Budgen for his invitation to write this, and Alberto Toscano for taking it through two rounds of review. My shorter review of this important … Continue reading

About these ads
Posted in Conferences, Foucault's Last Decade, Karl Marx, Michel Foucault, My Publications, Politics, Writing | 1 Comment

‘Exercises in the History of Ideas’: An interview with Stuart Elden by Dale Leorke and Suneel Jethani

Back in March I was interviewed by two graduate students at the University of Melbourne, Dale Leorke and Suneel Jethani, about my writing, background and approach to work. It covers my work on territory, Heidegger, Foucault, Lefebvre, and Shakespeare and some future plans. … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Foucault's Last Decade, Henri Lefebvre, Mapping the Present, Martin Heidegger, Michel Foucault, My Publications, Politics, Publishing, Shakespearean Territories, Speaking Against Number, Territory, Terror and Territory, The Birth of Territory, The Space of the World, Understanding Henri Lefebvre, urban/urbanisation, William Shakespeare, Writing | 1 Comment

Foucault’s Last Decade – Update 13

I spent some more time on the collaborative projects part of Chapter Six – especially on the report Généalogie des équipements de normalisation: Les équipements sanitaires which has some very interesting material. I say a bit more about this here. … Continue reading

Posted in Foucault's Last Decade, Michel Foucault, Writing | 4 Comments

Tips for finishing a PhD from The Guardian

These tips from The Guardian are good, and many apply to writing books too.

Posted in Publishing, Writing | 2 Comments

Adam Kotsko, Agamben translator, on ‘The experience of translating’

Adam Kotsko, one of the key recent Agamben translators, reflects on ‘The experience of translating‘. I particularly appreciated the work of filling in the references and notes to texts in English. Here’s the first paragraph – well-worth a read, and … Continue reading

Posted in Giorgio Agamben, Publishing, Writing | 1 Comment

Foucault’s Last Decade – Update 12

After what has felt like a long break from working on this book, I’ve begun writing again. Some of this was during a recent trip to Ghana. The first part of Chapter Six looks at the collaborative projects Foucault was involved … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Felix Guattari, Foucault's Last Decade, Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, Writing | 3 Comments

Completing other tasks – returning to the Foucault’s Last Decade project

Over the past few months I’ve taken a break from the Foucault work, due to other commitments. Some of these were related to The Birth of Territory. One was an author response to ‘critics’ from the session on the book at the Association of American … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Foucault's Last Decade, Kostas Axelos, Michel Foucault, My Publications, Politics, Publishing, Shakespearean Territories, Territory, The Birth of Territory, Travel, William Shakespeare, Writing | 2 Comments