Category Archives: Writing

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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Foucault: The Birth of Power update 1 – initial work and another visit to the Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Foucault’s Last Decade is now in production. Over the past couple of weeks I have turned in earnest to the book on the earlier period, entitled Foucault: The Birth of Power. The initial work on this book was taking all … Continue reading

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‘The worst piece of peer review I’ve ever received’ – stories in the Times Higher Education

‘The worst piece of peer review I’ve ever received‘ – stories in the Times Higher Education.

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Raul Pacheco-Vega on academic writing, and breaking with usual practices

Raul Pacheco-Vega has several posts on his blog about academic writing. He’s long been an advocate of the model of writing every day, in his case in a carefully-scheduled block, often first thing in the morning. In these posts he … Continue reading

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Two posts on writing at The Sociological Imagination and An und für sich

Two posts on writing at The Sociological Imagination and An und für sich. The first talks about writing being disconnected from the internet, and whether this works for different writers or not. It’s written by David Beer, reflecting on the … Continue reading

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David Harvey discusses his recent work at Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar Üniversitesi (May 2015 video)

Via a comment on a post commenting on my post on writing after completing a book ms.

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Palgrave’s Publishing resources for early career academics

Publishing resources for early career academics from Palgrave – a pdf to download from academia.edu. Thanks to Robert Tally for the link. Focuses on books, with advice on revision from PhD thesis, proposals, glossary of terms, etc. – much of … Continue reading

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How We Write: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blank Page – edited by Suzanne Conklin Akbari, forthcoming from Punctum

How We Write: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blank Page – edited by Suzanne Conklin Akbari, forthcoming from Punctum. This little book arose spontaneously, in the late spring of 2015, when a series of conversations emerged — first in … 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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Jeffrey Jerome Cohen on ‘Creativity, Routine, Writing Lockdowns, and the Necessity of Ignoring Those Who Offer Themselves as Example’

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen has a draft of his contribution to a collection on writing with which I am also involved: ‘Creativity, Routine, Writing Lockdowns, and the Necessity of Ignoring Those Who Offer Themselves as Example‘. (A little more on my … Continue reading

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