Monthly Archives: October 2010

Wendy Brown lecture

This happened a while ago, and I knew it was on You Tube, but the Vimeo is better as it is complete instead of in several parts. It’s a lecture by Wendy Brown at Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance … Continue reading

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Chapter One

Chapter One is now in pretty good shape. The issue of word length has meant that I’ve been fairly minimal in terms of what I have added. The chapter begins with readings of Greek myths of autochthony, drawing on a … Continue reading

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Red Quill Books

Early days, but Red Quill Books looks like an interesting publishing venture. Have a look at their mission statement, for instance. Consciousness Raising:  We are committed to disseminating critical academic works to a mass readership in formats that are accessible and … Continue reading

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Roundup – Cuts, Leaks and Harvey on Method

K-Punk – Mark Fisher, author of the excellent Capitalist Realism -has an impassioned piece about the UK cuts here. Over at Open Geography, Jeremy Crampton discusses the new Wikileaks documents. And David Harvey’s lecture on Marx’s method is available here.

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In the talk today I will use this image for the first time. It was one I stumbled upon in a book about Philipp Melanchthon (briefly mentioned here). To date this is the best version I have – a scan from the … Continue reading

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University of Washington seminar

Tomorrow I give my first talk of this North America trip, at the University of Washington. Details here. There will be an informal lunch with postgraduates first, discussing the ‘Land, Terrain, Territory’ paper forthcoming in Progress in Human Geography. Although … Continue reading

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China Miéville’s ‘Letter to a progressive Liberal Democrat’

China Miéville reacts to the cuts, and particularly Liberal Democrat complicity. Strong stuff, and strong language, here.

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Seattle and the Greeks

Now in Seattle, at University of Washington. Slowly getting the infrastructure of life and work established, but dealing badly with West-coast jetlag. To be honest part of me is glad to be out of the UK as the comprehensive spending … Continue reading

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Governing Emergencies – workshop at Durham

Governing Emergencies 9/10 December 2010 (Starting at 2.00 on the 9th) Two Day Workshop. Department of Geography, Durham University Papers include: Peter Adey (Keele University), Ben Anderson (Durham University) and Steve Graham (Newcastle): Event and Anticipation: Governing Emergencies in UK … Continue reading

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The importance of small details

As last week’s update on the book said, there were lots of minor things that I wanted to get resolved before I left London. Most of these presented relatively few problems. A few though caused me considerably more work. With Vitoria … Continue reading

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