Monthly Archives: April 2019

Matthew H. Edney, Cartography: The Ideal and its History – U Chicago Press, April 2019

Matthew H. Edney, Cartography: The Ideal and its History – University of Chicago Press, April 2019 Over the past four decades, the volumes published in the landmark History of Cartography series have both chronicled and encouraged scholarship about maps and … Continue reading

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Books received – Story, TCS, Gombrich and Eribon, Crewe, Derrida, Kantorowicz

 Brett Story, Prison Land: Mapping Carceral Power across Neoliberal America; the new issue of Theory, Culture and Society, ‘Thinking with Algorithms‘, edited by Louise Amoore; Ernst Gombrich and Didier Eribon, A Lifelong Interest; Louise Crewe, Lords of Parliament: Manners, Rituals and Politics; Jacques Derrida, … Continue reading

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Christopher P. Heuer, Into the White: The Renaissance Arctic and the End of the Image – Zone, May 2019

Christopher P. Heuer, Into the White: The Renaissance Arctic and the End of the Image – Zone, May 2019 European narratives of the Atlantic New World tell stories of people and things: strange flora, wondrous animals, and sun-drenched populations for … Continue reading

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Barnes and Sheppard (eds.), Spatial Histories of Radical Geography: North America and Beyond – Wiley/Antipode June 2019

Trevor Barnes and Eric Sheppard (eds.), Spatial Histories of Radical Geography: North America and Beyond – Wiley/Antipode 2019 (two excerpts available) A wide-ranging and knowledgeable guide to the history of radical geography in North America and beyond. Includes contributions from … Continue reading

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Mark A. Wrathall, The Cambridge Heidegger Lexicon – CUP, December 2019

Mark A. Wrathall, The Cambridge Heidegger Lexicon – Cambridge University Press, December 2019 Martin Heidegger (1889–1976) was one of the most original thinkers of the twentieth century. His work has profoundly influenced philosophers including Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Maurice … Continue reading

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Three upcoming talks on Shakespeare – landscapes, Foucault, Kantorowicz and the oath

I have three upcoming talks on Shakespeare. The first is the Fourth Denis Cosgrove lecture in the GeoHumanities, to be given at the British Academy on 23 May 2019, 6.30pm. I was asked to speak about the Shakespearean Territories book, and I … Continue reading

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Altering cartographies of climate change, Royal Academy, London, 15 April 2019

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Altering cartographies of climate change, Royal Academy, London, 15 April 2019, 6.30-8pm A panel discussion looking at both material and imagined borders, and the ways in which global warming challenges Western conceptions of territory. In…

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Christopher Watkin, “Nancy is a thinker of Radical Emancipation”, with a response by Jean-Luc Nancy

Christopher Watkin, “Nancy is a thinker of Radical Emancipation”, with a response by Jean-Luc Nancy – plenary talk given at the ‘Thinking with Jean-Luc Nancy’ conference, University of Oxford, 29 March 2019.

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Katarzyna Lecky, Pocket Maps and Public Poetry in the English Renaissance – OUP, Early Modern Literary Geographies, 2019

Katarzyna Lecky, Pocket Maps and Public Poetry in the English Renaissance – OUP, 2019 This is the latest in the Early Modern Literary Geographies series. Katarzyna Lecky explores how early modern British poets paid by the state adapted inclusive modes … Continue reading

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Sophie Chiari, Shakespeare’s Representation of Climate, Weather and Environment – EUP 2019

Sophie Chiari, Shakespeare’s Representation of Climate, Weather and Environment: The Early Modern ‘Fated Sky’ – Edinburgh University Press, 2019 Just an expensive hardback/e-book at the moment, but this looks very interesting. Her essay “Climatic Issues in Early Modern England: Shakespeare’s … Continue reading

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