Monthly Archives: April 2016

Books received – Foucault, Shakespeare, Alio, Farge, Spriet

Some recent books bought – most for the Shakespeare work, but a few Foucault-related. Eliane Alio worked with Foucault at the Collège de France, and was an assistant on the book he wrote with Arlette Farge. Foucault’s book with Farge … Continue reading

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Film Review: ‘Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt’ (2015)

Another review of the recent Hannah Arendt documentary, Vita Activa.

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David Beer, In defence of writing book reviews

David Beer, ‘In defence of writing book reviews’ in The Times Higher Education. A very good piece, which makes a plea for the importance of this engagement. I know, as a former book review editor, how difficult it can be to … Continue reading

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The Birth of Territory review essay in Tulsa Law Review by Bartholomew Sparrow

A thoughtful and generous review essay of my 2013 book The Birth of Territory has just been published – “Territory Delimited“, Tulsa Law Review by Bartholomew Sparrow (open access). I was particularly pleased with these two general paragraphs, which follow a detailed survey of what the … Continue reading

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Michael Naas on forms of life in Plato – audio recording

Michael Naas on forms of life in Plato – audio recording from a talk at Memorial University of Newfoundland. A fascinating talk on bios and zoe throughout Plato’s work – which adds much needed nuance to the rather crude distinction Agamben … Continue reading

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Review: In ‘Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt,’ a Thinker More Relevant Than Ever – The New York Times

Originally posted on PHILOSOPHY IN A TIME OF ERROR:
New documentary on Arendt reviewed in the NYT: In ‘Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt,’ a Thinker More Relevant Than Ever – The New York Times

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Peter Sloterdijk, Critique of Cynical Reason reissued by Verso

Peter Sloterdijk’s first major work Critique of Cynical Reason, translated by Michael Eldred, has been reissued by Verso. When it was first published in West Germany, this book provoked both critical acclaim and widespread consternation, especially among the 1960s generation whose … Continue reading

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Sara Ahmed interviews Judith Butler in Sexualities (open access)

Sara Ahmed interviews Judith Butler in Sexualities (open access) – the interview is mainly about Gender Trouble.

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Noel Castree’s tribute to Doreen Massey in Progress in Human Geography

‘A tribute to Doreen Massey‘ by Noel Castree in Progress in Human Geography (open access). The complete list of all the tributes I know about is here.

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New Associate Editor position at Political Geography

Political Geography is looking for a new associate editor, to begin this July. The position, made possible by James Sidaway stepping down after 12 years as associate editor, is broadly worded to cover the breadth of the subdiscipline. However we…

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