Monthly Archives: May 2018

Klaus Dodds, Ice: Nature and Culture – out soon in Reaktion’s Earth series

The next book in Reaktion’s excellent Earth series will be Klaus Dodds, Ice: Nature and Culture – due in June 2018. Ice has played a prominent role in the history of the earth and its living communities for millennia. We … Continue reading

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Foucault and Shakespeare (2018)

Originally posted on Foucault News:
KINGSTON SHAKESPEARE SEMINAR AT GARRICK’S TEMPLE SATURDAY JUNE 23 2018 FOUCAULT AND SHAKESPEARE 10.00: Chair: Richard Wilson (Kingston University) Jonathan Dollimore ‘Foucault, Shakespeare and Cultural Materialism’ 11.00: Coffee (Temple Pavilion) 11.30: Chair: Kélina Gotman (King’s…

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Transcribe Bentham – papers from UCL and British Library completely digitised

Jeremy Bentham’s papers from the collections of UCL and the British Library are now all digitised. Full update here, but here’s the first part. The digitisation of Bentham’s writings has always been a central element of the Transcribe Bentham initiative, … Continue reading

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Italian Limes project – Andrea Bagnato, Marco Ferrari and Elisa Pasqual, A Moving Border – Alpine Cartographies of Climate Change, forthcoming with Columbia University Press

I’ve talked about the amazing work of the Italian Limes project before, and I’m pleased to say that their book will be published in December 2018. Andrea Bagnato, Marco Ferrari and Elisa Pasqual, A Moving Border – Alpine Cartographies of Climate … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Confessions of the Flesh – audio recording of talk at Goldsmiths, 9 May 2018

I gave a talk about Foucault’s Les aveux de la chair on May 9th at the Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought, Goldsmiths University. Full details here. The talk was based on my review essay on the book, published on the … Continue reading

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Derrida’s Margins: Inside the personal library of Jacques Derrida

Derrida’s Margins: Inside the personal library of Jacques Derrida For Jacques Derrida (1930-2004), reading was an active process: he read texts by thinkers like Rousseau, Heidegger, Lévi-Strauss, Hegel, and Husserl with a writing utensil in hand.  As Derrida affirmed in a late interview, the … Continue reading

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David Beer on the process of writing The Data Gaze: Capitalism, Power and Perception

The next book in the Society and Space book series will be David Beer, The Data Gaze: Capitalism, Power and Perception. Dave has an interesting post on the process of writing the book at Medium. A significant new way of … Continue reading

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Thomas Lemke, A Critique of Political Reason: Foucault’s Analysis of Modern Governmentality – forthcoming with Verso in January 2019

Also with Verso, the long overdue translation of Thomas Lemke, A Critique of Political Reason: Foucault’s Analysis of Modern Governmentality – forthcoming in January 2019. Lemke offers the most comprehensive and systematic account of Michel Foucault’s work on power and … Continue reading

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Deborah Cook, Adorno, Foucault and the Critique of the West – forthcoming with Verso, October 2018

Adorno, Foucault and the Critique of the West by Deborah Cook, forthcoming with Verso, October 2018 Adorno, Foucault, and the Critique of the West argues that critical theory continues to offer valuable resources for critique and contestation during this turbulent … Continue reading

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Thoughts on borders

Originally posted on Anatomies of Power:
For reasons both of a peripatetic existence, of the places in which that has taken place, and a growing concern in the relationship between power and the capacity to make definitions, topographic and otherwise,…

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