Monthly Archives: March 2011

Mehdi Belhaj Kacem on Tunisia

A Tunisian Renaissance – Interview with Mehdi Belhaj Kacem here (thanks to Clive at Pop Theory for the link). MBK is French-Tunisian, and offers some critical thoughts on French intellectuals and the revolution: This is a fact that the Badious … Continue reading

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Sydney talks

The University of Western Sydney talk went well, eventually. Things started to go wrong at the airport, when the first plane I was on had a fuel leak and was cancelled. Then the second, rebooked, flight was delayed. Then the computer … Continue reading

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Crampton, Elden, Chomsky

Jeremy Crampton uses the opportunity of linking to my interview to recount an embarassing story about us here.

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Off to Sydney

Just about to head to Sydney to give talks at the University of Western Sydney and the University of New South Wales. Both will be on ‘The Birth of Territory’. The very different audiences – the Centre for Cultural Research at … Continue reading

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I’m interviewed by John Protevi over at the New APPS site.

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Babich on Foucault-Nietzsche-Heidegger

Babette Babich’s book chapter “A Philosophical Shock’: Foucault’s Reading of Heidegger and Nietzsche” is available open access here.

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The spaces of China Miéville

Very interesting interview with China Miéville here, particularly focusing on architecture, the city and the other geographies of his novels. Thanks to Graham Harman for the link.

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Blogs, again

Adrian tells us to ‘hold [y]our fire’, but I think that the one negative post on crit-geog-forum was indicative of a much wider held belief. I do think some people find blogs threatening. There is an interesting analysis here (via here), especially about … Continue reading

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Halliday on the LSE-Gaddafi link

The late Fred Halliday tried to warn the LSE of what it was getting into and the risks that came with it. The memo has now been published here. Thanks to John on FB for the link.

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Ray Brassier interview

Interview with Ray Brassier in Kronos (via Mark Kelly). Brassier is the translator of Meillassoux’s After Finitude and author of Nihil Unbound. He was one of the four original speakers (with Meillasoux, Graham Harman and Iain Hamilton-Grant) at the ‘Speculative Realism’ … Continue reading

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