Monthly Archives: May 2017

‘Check your emails twice a day: six tips for a better organised life’

‘Check your emails twice a day: six tips for a better organised life‘ – good advice in The Guardian. The links in the piece are also helpful – especially this piece on interruptions and how long it can take to refocus. … Continue reading

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Catherine Malabou Critical Inquiry interview (2017)

Originally posted on Foucault News:
Catherine Malabou Critical Inquiry interview, Podcast on Soundcloud, May 2017 Catherine Malabou stopped by the office of Critical Inquiry for a short and informal audio interview during her visit to the University of Chicago last…

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Ivan Krastev and Luiza Bialasiewicz on the future of the EU

Ivan Krastev and Luiza Bialasiewicz on the future of the EU – a discussion last week in Amsterdam: Will the European Union survive 2017? What will the elections in countries crucial for Europe’s future bring? And why is it that … Continue reading

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Three steps for the UK general election – register, read, vote (with links)

Three steps for the UK general election – 1. Register to vote Simple to do, but crucial to do soon. Must be done by 22 May to vote on 8 June 2017. The official registration site is here. For students, you can … Continue reading

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The Canguilhem book project – Oeuvres complètes, initial work, aims and translation

I don’t plan to write detailed posts on the work I’m doing on Georges Canguilhem for the book for Polity’s Key Contemporary Thinkers series, unlike the ones which I’ve been writing on the work on Foucault. (More background on this … Continue reading

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International Law and The Territorial Gains and Losses of Non-State Actors – project report in Diplomat Magazine by Mahmoud Abdou

I’ve mentioned a project on International Law and The Territorial Gains and Losses of Non-State Actors, run by the London Centre of International Law and Practice, before – I spoke at their launch event in London back in October. Mahmoud Abdou has … Continue reading

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Territory in Indeterminate and Changing Environments – Amsterdam, 12 May 2017

A reminder that the first workshop of the Territory sub-theme of the ICE-LAW Project, on Territory in Indeterminate and Changing Environments, will take place at the University of Amsterdam on Friday 12 May 2017. It will be held in the Bushuis, room … Continue reading

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Daniel McCormack, Some Lesser-Known Truths About Academe

Daniel McCormack, ‘Some Lesser-Known Truths About Academe‘ in The Chronicle of Higher Education. While this is a US focused piece, there is still much in here to consider for people in, or considering a career in higher education elsewhere. The … Continue reading

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Three potential starting points for reading Thomas Pynchon

Originally posted on Biblioklept:
Today is Pynchon in Public Day, so here are three books that I think may make good entry points for those interested in, but perhaps unnecessarily daunted by, Thomas Pynchon. My intuition is that many readers’…

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Mary Beard – How long can it take to write a paragraph?

Mary Beard – How long can it take to write a paragraph? in the TLS. Answer: in my case recently about three days, or — more accurately — about three days of repeatedly getting a few lines down on the screen, then … Continue reading

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