Monthly Archives: August 2018

Foucault fever in contemporary China (2017)

Originally posted on Foucault News:
Opinion: Foucault fever in contemporary China – CGTNBy Zhao Hong. CGTN, 2017-02-24 Guest commentary by Zheng Yiran On September 11, 2016, at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) Art Museum, a thousand people squeezed…

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Histories of Violence: Nonviolence and the Ghost of Fascism (2018)

Originally posted on Foucault News:
Histories of Violence: Nonviolence and the Ghost of Fascism – Los Angeles Review of Books MAY 21, 2018 This conversation is with Todd May, who is a political philosopher and social activist based at Clemson…

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‘Shakespeare, Richard II and the Political Economy of Territory’ – short piece at the Progress in Political Economy blog

I have a short piece at the Progress in Political Economy blog entitled ‘Shakespeare, Richard II and the Political Economy of Territory‘. Thanks to Adam David Morton for the invitation to contribute. Shakespeare has long been seen as a writer … Continue reading

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The Virtual Mappa Project and Digital Mappa – Online editions of Medieval Maps from the British Library and elsewhere

The Virtual Mappa Project and Digita Mappa: Online editions of Medieval Maps from the British Library and elsewhere – full update from Cat Crossley here. After a long journey and much hard work from a lot of very dedicated people, it is … Continue reading

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Laura Vaughan, Mapping Society: The Spatial Dimensions of Social Cartography – UCL Press, September 2018 (open access pdf/paperback)

Laura Vaughan, Mapping Society: The Spatial Dimensions of Social Cartography – UCL Press, September 2018 (open access) From a rare map of yellow fever in eighteenth-century New York, to Charles Booth’s famous maps of poverty in nineteenth-century London, an Italian … Continue reading

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“Much More Than You Think: The Spatialities of Italian Autonomy” – Interview with Neil Gray, author of “Beyond the Right to the City: Territorial Autogestion and the Take over the City Movement in 1970s Italy”

Interesting interview with Neil Grey on the Italian autonomia movement and the right to the city, with some discussion of Lefebvre. The Antipode article it is linked to is unfortunately behind a paywall.

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Katherine Ibbett, Compassion’s Edge: Fellow-Feeling and Its Limits in Early Modern France – U Penn Press, 2017

Katherine Ibbett, Compassion’s Edge: Fellow-Feeling and Its Limits in Early Modern France – U Penn Press, 2017. Late coming to this one, which won the 2018 Society for Renaissance Studies Book Prize. “This is in every respect a brilliant and path-breaking … Continue reading

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Mark Polizzotti, Sympathy for the Traitor: A Translation Manifesto – MIT Press, April 2018

Mark Polizzotti, Sympathy for the Traitor: A Translation Manifesto – MIT Press, April 2018 An engaging and unabashedly opinionated examination of what translation is and isn’t. For some, translation is the poor cousin of literature, a necessary evil if not an … Continue reading

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Kingston Shakespeare Series Conference: Shakespeare and Derrida, 1 September 2018

Kingston Shakespeare Series Conference: Shakespeare and Derrida, 1 September 2018, Garrick’s Temple, Hampton – initial details here. This follows various other conferences on Shakespeare and theorists – I spoke at the one on Shakespeare and Foucault last month – and … Continue reading

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Handbook on the Geographies of Power, edited by John Agnew and Mat Coleman – Edward Elgar, July 2018

Handbook on the Geographies of Power – edited by John Agnew and Mat Coleman, Edward Elgar, 2018. A very expensive but interesting looking collection. The so-called spatial turn in the social sciences means that many researchers have become much more … Continue reading

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