Monthly Archives: May 2018

American Book Review theme on Critical Lives – including piece by me on Foucault

A theme section of American Book Review has just been published. Edited by Robert T. Tally Jr., it includes reviews of a number of recent biographies of social theorists and philosophers – Freud, the Frankfurt School, Habermas, Schmitt, Deleuze, Barthes, Hall and … Continue reading

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Keith Ansell-Pearson, Bergson reviewed at NDPR

Keith Ansell-Pearson, Bergson: Thinking Beyond the Human Condition (Bloomsbury, 2018) is reviewed at NDPR by Donald A. Landes. Here’s the publisher description: A thought-provoking contribution to the renaissance of interest in Bergson, this study brings him to a new generation … Continue reading

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Foucault and Shakespeare – symposium at Garrick’s Temple, 23 June 2018

Foucault and Shakespeare – symposium at Garrick’s Temple, 23 June 2018 David Garrick built his Shakespeare Temple beside the Thames at Hampton in 1755 as a place where ‘the thinkers of the world’ would meet to reflect on the plays. … Continue reading

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Recent reviews of my Foucault books – Mike Gane, JM Moore and Nancy Luxon

Foucault: The Birth of Power is reviewed by Nancy Luxon in Perspectives in Politics, and by JM Moore in Justice, Power and Resistance. That book, and Foucault’s Last Decade are also discussed in a review essay by Mike Gane in … Continue reading

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Barry Hindess (1939-2018)

I have been hearing reports that Barry Hindess sadly died earlier this week. There is a brief notice in The Canberra Times. I only met him once, when I was at ANU for a term and we had lunch together. But … Continue reading

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Audio recordings of talks on Shakespearean Territories at Queen Mary and King’s College London

Both these talks summarise the Shakespearean Territories book, forthcoming from University of Chicago Press in October 2018. The Queen Mary talk was part of a workshop on ‘Territory’s Value’, with Charles Maier and organised by Simon Reid-Henry. It’s about 20 … Continue reading

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Design Agency within Earth Systems – Architectural Association, 26 October 2018, Call for Projects

Design Agency within Earth Systems – Architectural Association, London, 26 October 2018 I’ll be involved in this event, in conversation with Neil Brenner and other speakers include Marti French, El Hadi Jazairy and Rania Ghosn. 8,000 meters above sea level … Continue reading

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Modern Japanese Political Thought and International Relations, edited by Felix Rösch and Atsuko Watanabe – forthcoming in September 2018

Modern Japanese Political Thought and International Relations, edited by Felix Rösch and Atsuko Watanabe – forthcoming in September 2018 In an ever more globalized world, sustainable global development requires effective intercultural co-operations. This dialogue between non-western and western cultures is … Continue reading

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Goldsmiths Annual Philosophy Lecture – Alienation & Freedom: Frantz Fanon – 1 June 2018, 4pm

Goldsmiths Annual Philosophy Lecture – Alienation & Freedom: Frantz Fanon – 1 June 2018, 4pm – free, but registration required Jean Khalfa and Robert J.C. Young give the first Goldsmiths Annual Philosophy Lecture, on the hitherto unpublished and unavailable works … Continue reading

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April Update (a bit late…)

Originally posted on Ancient Noise:
April just flew by! It was filled with various different and competing projects, including publication editing, manuscript writing and applications… as well as too many hours on the bike. Here is my review of the…

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