Category Archives: Writing

The objects that surround our writing – Devin Shaw on his desk, study and working practices

A nice post by Devin Shaw at The Notes Taken about the books, papers and other objects surrounding him as he completes a book manuscript.

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Heidegger’s fountain pens

A discussion of the pens on Heidegger’s desk – via Enowning. I’d say it’s what he wrote with them that’s important, except that pens do find their way into his philosophy as examples of tools.  

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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

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‘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

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Tips for finishing a PhD from The Guardian

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

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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

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