Monthly Archives: June 2014

Getting Published Masterclass and chairing Ian Kershaw

Very enjoyable day at the Getting Published Masterclass, sponsored by the British Academy and organised by my colleague Christopher Moran. A real privilege to introduce and chair Ian Kershaw‘s keynote on ‘a life in writing’. As I said at the … Continue reading

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A Conversation between Stuart Elden and Babette Babich – Fordham University video

A Conversation between Stuart Elden and Babette Babich A long discussion at the Fordham University television studios – ranges across my work and lots of topics, including territory today and historically, Lefebvre, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, Shakespeare… Many thanks to Babette … Continue reading

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Boko Haram annotated bibliography updated – now 114 entries

An newly updated version of my annotated bibliography of literature on Boko Haram – nine new entries, taking the total to 114. The page the link takes you to have the most up-to-date version as pdf, along with a few notes. The … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Lectures on Subjectivity and Truth, X

Originally posted on Stockerblog:
Lecture of 18th March, 1981 The same code of prohibitions and permissions in sexual ethics is present in the later Stoics and other Graeco-Roman thinkers of the first and second centuries as in the Christian thought…

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Books received – Avila, Axelos, Bleiker, Branch, Tribe

A few books received – Kostas Axelos’s final two books; Keith Tribe’s classic Land, Labour and Economic Discourse; Eric Avila, The Folklore of the Freeway; Roland Bleiker’s Aesthetics and World Politics; Jordan Branch’s The Cartographic State – and a pile of … Continue reading

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How Important Are Library Sales to the University Press? One Case Study

Interesting thoughts (and data from University of Chicago Press) on book publishing and library sales.

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Metrics: An Addendum on RAE / REF

Originally posted on The Disorder Of Things:
We have had overwhelming support from a wide range of academics for our paper on why metrics are inappropriate for assessing research quality (200+ as of June 22nd). However, some have also posed…

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Foucault’s Lectures on Subjectivity and Truth, IX

Originally posted on Stockerblog:
Lecture of 11th March, 1981 Marriage was institutionalised as a public union by Greeks in pre-Roman Egypt (where there was a considerable Greek influence from Alexander the Great’s conquest and from the Macedonian-Greek dynasty of one…

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Kostas Axelos, On Marx and Heidegger – forthcoming with Meson Press, translated by Kenneth Mills and edited by Stuart Elden

As I’ve mentioned here before, in recent months I’ve edited a translation, compiled the notes, and written an introduction for a forthcoming book. The publisher is Meson Press (a new publisher based at Lüneborg University) and their website is now available, so I’m able to … Continue reading

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The Past, Present and Future of Drones in the U.S. – the al-Awlaki memo and an infographic

Thanks to Philippe Theophanidis for alerting me that the official government memo that was used in the targeting and killing of U.S. citizen Anwar al-Awlaki has just been released, and for pointing to the analysis at NPR. This makes this infographic, recently sent … Continue reading

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