Monthly Archives: December 2016

A year in review – talks, publications and writing, plus links to my ‘best-of’ lists

I began 2016 with a lengthy manuscript on the 1969-75 period of Foucault’s work, partly developed from the large sections cut from the manuscript of Foucault’s Last Decade. The main task accomplished in the first part of this year was … Continue reading

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Novels and biographies read in 2016

Not all novels, and many more biographies in here then previous years, but these were the (mainly) non-work books I read in 2016. John Fowles, Daniel Martin  Mason Currey, Daily Rituals: How Artists Work (non-fiction) Helga Schneider, Let Me Go: … Continue reading

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An early Christmas present – an advance copy of Foucault: The Birth of Power

Just before I head off on holiday, an advance copy of Foucault: The Birth of Power. The book will be available in the UK in January and a little later worldwide. There is a short post about it on the Polity … Continue reading

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Academic Books of 2016 – my personal list

Many of the academic books I read this year were for the Foucault and Shakespeare work, and few were published this year. This alphabetical list is of the twenty books published this year which I read and liked the most. … Continue reading

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My favourite music of 2016

A very good year for music, I thought. These are the albums I liked the most… 1. Airbag, Disconnected 2. Nik Bärtsch’s Mobile Extended, Continuum 3. Big Big Train, Folklore 4. David Bowie, Blackstar 5. Kate Bush/The K Fellowship, Before … Continue reading

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Danger, Crime and Rights: A 1983 Conversation between Michel Foucault and Jonathan Simon (open access)

Although it was available online earlier this year, “Danger, Crime and Rights: A Conversation between Michel Foucault and Jonathan Simon” is formally published in Theory, Culture & Society , Vol 34 No 1, pp. 3-27. It is currently available open … Continue reading

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Network of Concerned Geographers – petition to the Association of American Geographers

Please consider joining many Geographers and signing the following petition to the Association of American Geographers. It calls for the AAG to study and take action on the growing entanglements between the US military and the discipline of geography. We would like … Continue reading

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Where to start with reading Peter Sloterdijk? – reading guide updated

Where to start with reading Peter Sloterdijk? – my reading guide has been updated, with links to recent translations and the forthcoming The Aesthetic Imperative: Writings on Art.

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Books received – Shakespeare, Lefebvre, Tel Quel, Sloterdijk, Lacan

The new Lefebvre translation Marxist Thought and the City, Sloterdijk’s Not Saved: Essays After Heidegger, the Arden third series edition of The Comedy of Errors, Lacan’s second seminar, and a copy of the Tel Quel collection Théorie d’ensemble.

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Letzlove-Portrait(s) Foucault – a play on the Foucault/Voetzel encounter

Thanks to Felix de Montety for the link to this – Letzlove-Portrait(s) Foucault. This is a play based on the Foucault/Voetzel encounter, which led to the book Vingt ans et après. Été 1975. Un jeune homme fait du stop sur l’autoroute … Continue reading

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