Monthly Archives: March 2011

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

Over at In the Middle, a couple of interesting reports on the Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Ethics and Objects in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods conference. Eileen Joy on Jane Bennett’s keynote here – The audio of the lecture “Powers of the … Continue reading

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Rudwick and Geohistory

I’ve mentioned Martin Rudwick’s work before, in the context of his Bursting the Limits of Time: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Revolution and his Worlds before Adam: the Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Reform. He is perhaps … Continue reading

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Books on the boil

There has been a bit of a collision between different book projects recently… We received the revised final proofs of Reading Kant’s Geography, which still had mistakes, including some that had been pointed out on the original final proofs. We … Continue reading

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Pop Theory on Sloterdijk

Clive Barnett at Pop Theory says a bit about Sloterdijk here. His suggestion that Sloterdijk is “all the rage in spatial-theory-land” at the moment seems a bit strong, given that his two references are to a journal issue I co-edited and … Continue reading

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History of Philosophy, History of Ideas, History of Geography

Brian Leiter links to an interesting open letter on why graduate students should seriously consider studying the history of philosophy. The Leiter page also has some interesting discussion. The discussion appears, largely, to be framed within a more ‘analytic’ discourse, … Continue reading

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Lukasz Stanek on Lefebvre

Details of Lukasz Stanek’s book on Lefebvre are now up online ahead of a July publication. Shows how Lefebvre’s theory of space developed out of direct engagement with architecture, urbanism, and urban sociology In this innovative work, Lukasz Stanek frames … Continue reading

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Romanticism and Evolution conference

May 12-14 2011, University of Western Ontario. Details here. The aim of “Romanticism & Evolution” will be to explore and defamiliarize prevailing notions of evolution by tracing their modern origins to literary and scientific discourses of the transitional period c. … Continue reading

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A supervisor’s revenge

Ouch. Find it here.

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Gould, Verne, Conan Doyle

Sitting around in airports and (briefly) on planes is good reading time, though I tend to take something on the lighter side of the pile. First on the list was Stephen Jay Gould’s Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature … Continue reading

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“Performing Geopolitics” workshop at Durham

“Performing Geopolitics” 22-23 June 2011 Department of Geography, University of Durham A 2-day workshop organised by the Politics-State-Space and Lived and Material Cultures Research Clusters This workshop seeks to open up a conversation concerning the interplay between subjectivity, spatiality and … Continue reading

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