Monthly Archives: September 2015

CFP: Fiction and the Social Imaginary – 14 March 2016, University of York

Posted on behalf of David Beer – call for papers for a conference on ‘Fiction and the Social Imaginary’, 14 March 2016, University of York Advertisements

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Review of Jacob Taubes’ Occidental Eschatology and From Cult to Culture at An und für sich

Review of Jacob Taubes’ Occidental Eschatology and From Cult to Culture at An und für sich by Anthony Paul Smith. Below is a long review of two of Jacob Taubes’ recently (relatively) translated works. This was originally written for a journal, but … Continue reading

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Arlette Farge and Michel Foucault, The Disorder of Families – to appear in fall 2016 with University of Minnesota Press

Arlette Farge and Michel Foucault, The Disorder of Families [Le Désordre des Familles] will appear in fall 2016 with University of Minnesota Press. Nancy Luxon is editing the text, and her website says there will be a companion scholarly volume – also announced … Continue reading

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‘Adventures in No Man’s Land’ – BBC coverage of Alisdair Pinkerton and Noam Leshom’s research project

BBC News has a story on Alisdair Pinkerton and Noam Leshom’s research project into historical and current examples of No Man’s Land. What exactly is No Man’s Land? It may be the space on a battlefield between two opposing front lines, a … Continue reading

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Foucault the mayonnaise maker and card cheat…

Foucault’s nephew, Henri Paul Fruchaud, has done some valuable work editing his texts in the last few years. This interview with a local paper says a bit about his uncle’s work habits, but also gives a couple of anecdotes that are somewhat … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault on refugees – a previously untranslated interview from 1979

‘The refugee problem is a foreshadowing of the 21st century’s great migration’ (“Nanmin mondai ha 21 seiku minzoku daiidô no zenchô da”, an interview by H.Uno, originally published on 17 August 1979, in Shûkan posuto, pp. 34-35) republished under the title … Continue reading

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Popular geopolitics of James Bond – ‘The World is not Enough’

? Now that a new academic year is upon us again, I thought it was a good time to share (for those of you interested) my progress on advancing my interest in the popular geopolitics of James Bond. Over the…

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Book Review Symposium – Shiloh Krupar’s Hot Spotter’s Report: Military Fables of Toxic Waste

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Shiloh R. Krupar, Hot Spotter’s Report: Military Fables of Toxic Waste, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013. ISBN: 9780816676385 (cloth); ISBN: 9780816676392 (paper) Editor’s introduction – Jenna Loyd, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Shiloh Krupar’s Hot Spotter’s…

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Roberto Esposito. ‘Biological Life, Political Life’, Goldsmiths, University of London, 1 Oct 2015 5pm

Roberto Esposito lecture, ‘Biological Life, Political Life‘ at Goldsmiths, University of London, 1 Oct 2015 5pm.

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Foucault 2/13 – recording and materials for Columbia seminar on Penal Theories and Institutions (1971-1972) with Harcourt, Balibar, Ewald and Spivak

Etienne Balibar and François Ewald discuss Foucault’s second annual lectures at the Collège de France, Penal Theories and Institutions (1971-1972)…  Please also read the introductory posts presenting the lectures along with the posts by Etienne Balibar and François Ewald, and the framing essays by Velasco and Harcourt. Readings for … Continue reading

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