Monthly Archives: May 2010

Jane Bennett – Vibrant Matter reading group

The blog reading group on Jane Bennett’s new book Vibrant Matter has begun. Links below The Overview. An Interview with Jane Bennett Preface. Chapter 1, Section I. Chapter 1, Sections II-V. Chapter 1, Section VI. Adrian Ivakhiv has added some thoughts here. I’ll … Continue reading

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Middlesex academic boycott called

John Protevi has started a petition… Online petition – Academic Boycott of Middlesex University until restoration of philosophy program On April 26 Middlesex University announced the closure of its highly-ranked and well-respected philosophy program. This closure has no philosophical or … Continue reading

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Etienne Balibar on the EU crisis

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More letters, and reeducation?

Several new letters of support for the suspended Middlesex staff and students have been posted on the Save Middlesex blog. This one in particular is worth a look. I’m not sure that the reaction to suspensions should be more suspensions, but … Continue reading

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New issue of Society and Space

A new issue of the journal Society and Space is now published – vol 28 no 3 It’s comprised of a diverse range of pieces, looking at the EU, contingency, Nazi architecture, virtual worlds, race, postcolonial territorialization, fair-trade education, rural gentrification, … Continue reading

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Territory wordles

I think these are quite interesting to see. You can use the Wordle website to analyse a chunk of text for word frequencies. This first one is the text of Terror and Territory… This one is of ‘Land, Terrain, Territory’, a … Continue reading

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More on the Middlesex suspensions

This really needs to be read.

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A third faculty suspension at Middlesex

Christian Kerslake was also suspended at the same time as Peter Osborne and Peter Hallward. Graham Harman posted about this earlier today, raising it as unconfirmed, but he has now posted a message confirming it to be the case. It … Continue reading

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Collaborative writing – music and words

Nicolas Chapel (of Demians) on music and writing: In a band you always compound with the egos of the others. If you write a book you don’t leave the choice of the verbs to one author and the choice of … Continue reading

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27 May Middlesex Rally

Details here – called on behalf of the suspended staff and students.

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