Monthly Archives: August 2011

Cities for People, Not for Profit

Very interesting collection forthcoming in October – Cities for People, Not for Profit: Critical Urban Theory and the Right to the City, edited by Neil Brenner, Peter Marcuse and Margit Mayet – book details here. While on this topic, Kurt Iveson … Continue reading

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Foucault audio

A collection of audio recordings of Foucault – in both English and French – can be found here (via Clare O’Farrell’s Foucault News blog). Some of these have been available before, and some of the dates are wrong. The last ’11 … Continue reading

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Oliver Belcher on writing

Oliver is a PhD student at UBC, and offers some detailed and interesting reflections here.

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Senior Fellowships at Durham

In 2011-12 Durham University is launching a new EU-sponsored Fellowship scheme (Durham International Fellowships for Research and Enterprise – DIFeREns) that will allow it to gather together scholars, researchers, policy makers or practitioners from around the world and across the … Continue reading

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Perry Anderson on the historical novel

Fairly interesting piece in the London Review of Books – discussing the differences between Lukács and Jameson’s Marxist accounts of the historical novel and examples such as Tolstoy, Scott, Lampedusa and Dumas.

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Juan Cole on Libya

Juan Cole’s Informed Comment is always worth reading, and this piece from his blog and reprinted on the CNN blog on the ‘Top ten myths about the Libya war’ is worth a look (the CNN link comes via Graham Harman).

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International Association for Philosophy and Literature conference

The 36th International Association for Philosophy and Literature conference will be held in Tallinn, 28 May – 3 June 2012. Further details here. The theme is ‘Archeologies of the Future: Tracing Memories, Imagining Spaces’.

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XV International Conference of Historical Geographers

To be held in Prague, August 6-10 2012. Further details here (website) and here (pdf). I went to the last one of these, held every three years, in Kyoto. It was a great conference, but I particularly appreciated the hospitality and … Continue reading

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Tyneside Stop the War events

From the Tyneside Stop the War coalition: The tenth anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan on October 6th 2001 is fast approaching… …and Tyneside Stop the War is organising/supporting two events in early October 1. Wednesday 5th October – public … Continue reading

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Strange review of Widder

In borderlands, there is an odd review of Nathan Widder, Reflections on Time and Politics. Its strangest moment is in the final lines, when the author discredits their own review by pointing to a better one elsewhere, but the attempt … Continue reading

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