Monthly Archives: January 2017

Neil Brenner, Critique of Urbanization: Selected Essays – now published

Neil Brenner, Critique of Urbanization: Selected Essays – now published by Birkhäuser Verlag. It’s a collection of largely previously published essays, but several were in hard-to-find places, and it has some new material. Urbanization is transforming the planet, within and … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 3: Another week at the Bibliothèque Nationale

I’ve just spent another week at the Bibliothèque Nationale manuscript room – newly renovated and now a dedicated space. This is at the older Richelieu site in the centre of the city. I worked through boxes relating to two key … Continue reading

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Peter Gratton’s lectures from his New Derrida course

At his Philosophy in a Time of Error blog, Peter Gratton is sharing the lectures from his New Derrida course – lecture one (introduction) and lecture two (‘The Animal’). [Update: Lecture three is here]. I won’t continually link to new lectures as they go … Continue reading

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Goldsmiths Seminar Series – Rhythmanalysis: Everything You Always Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask

This CHASE-funded seminar series foregrounds rhythm and rhythmanalysis by highlighting their relevance and richness as methodological perspectives and practices within the humanities. The six sessions will explore various approaches to time and rhythm as those found in the work of key critical theorists, … Continue reading

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Books received – Binswanger, Canguilhem, Lacan

Some books for the new Foucault project – works by Georges Canguilhem and Jacques Lacan, picked up in Paris, and Jacqueline Verdeaux’s translation of Ludwig Binswanger’s Dream and Existence which Foucault advised and introduced.

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Save the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University – sign the petition

Save the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University – sign the petition here. Update 20.25 – I’ve been made aware that the situation is much more complicated than the petition suggests, and that the restructuring may be for quite … Continue reading

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William Davies – How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next

William Davies, ‘How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next‘ in The Guardian.

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Roland Barthes’s ‘Mythologies’: A 60th Anniversary Invitation

Roland Barthes’s ‘Mythologies’: A 60th Anniversary Invitation In 1957, the French literary theorist Roland Barthes (1915-1980) published Mythologies (Seuil, 1957), his most influential book, and perhaps one of the best-known books written by a 20th century French thinker. The book was a collection of … Continue reading

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William E Connolly on Trump, Putin and the Big Lie Scenario

I don’t imagine I will share many links about Trump, but here’s one that’s worth reading – William E Connolly on ‘Trump, Putin and the Big Lie Scenario‘.  

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Catastrophe: Critical Legal Conference 2017 Call for Streams

Catastrophe: Critical Legal Conference 2017 Call for Streams – info at Critical Legal Thinking The Warwick Law School and Social Theory Centre invite you to the 2017 Critical Legal Conference at the University of Warwick on the 1st-3rd of September. Please … Continue reading

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