Monthly Archives: May 2012

WordPress-Facebook link

This used to work just fine. I posted on WordPress, and it was automated to post the message to the Facebook page for this blog, or the one for Society and Space.  But WordPress keeps resetting the connection, either asking … Continue reading

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The University of Nottingham Centre for Critical Theory Annual Lecture

Given by my friend and colleague Ben Anderson – live broadcast online for those who can’t get to Nottingham. The University of Nottingham Centre for Critical Theory Annual Lecture Ben Anderson: Atmospheres of Emergency 13 Jun 2012 7pm – 9pm. … Continue reading

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New role at Durham

From October 2012 I’ll be one of the directors of the Institute of Advanced Studies at Durham. There are four directors—one for each of the faculties and an Executive Director. My role is for the Faculty of Social Sciences and … Continue reading

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The Anarchist Turn – Simon Critchley

The Butler videos I linked to earlier are part of a wider conference. Below is Simon Critchley’s introduction, which around 4 minutes in raises the question of anarchist geographers/ies and calls for ‘new maps’.   More videos from this conference … Continue reading

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Marking finished

Finally finished marking. Over the past month or so it’s been a lot of essays; 10 dissertations on topics from Portuguese music to Terry Pratchett novels to the war on terror; and 180 exam papers. These have been interspersed with quite … Continue reading

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Marie-Eve Morin on Jean-Luc Nancy

Polity has a page up for Marie-Eve Morin’s book on Nancy. Jean-Luc Nancy is one of the leading contemporary thinkers in France today. Through an inventive reappropriation of the major figures in the continental tradition, Nancy has developed an original … Continue reading

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Patience (After Sebald)

An interesting, though slow, documentary film taking W.G. Sebald’s Rings of Saturn as its basis. Rings of Saturnwas the first of Sebald’s books I read, and since I grew up in East Anglia – born in Ipswich and relatives there … Continue reading

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The last part of the interview is here.

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London Conference in Critical Thought

Birkbeck, 29-30 June 2012 -programme here; more details here. Papers on art, spaces, human rights, animals, bodies, Marx, Foucault, Deleuze, etc. etc.

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