Monthly Archives: May 2020

Cat Moir, Ernst Bloch’s Speculative Materialism: Ontology, Epistemology, Politics – Brill 2019; paperback forthcoming with Haymarket, December 2020

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Cat Moir, Ernst Bloch’s Speculative Materialism: Ontology, Epistemology, Politics – Brill 2019; paperback forthcoming with Haymarket, December 2020 In Ernst Bloch’s Speculative Materialism: Ontology, Epistemology, Politics, Cat Moir offers a new interpretation of the philosophy…

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Thomas Nail, Marx in Motion: A New Materialist Marxism – Oxford UP, August 2020

Thomas Nail, Marx in Motion: A New Materialist Marxism – Oxford University Press, August 2020 More details and discount codes at Thomas Nail’s blog. Karl Marx is the most historically foundational and systematic critic of capitalism to date, and the … Continue reading

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CFP: The geographical research implications of COVID-19 – Geographical Research

Call for Papers and invitation to circulate to your networks Geographical Research The geographical research implications of COVID-19 The spread around the world of the Corona Virus, or Covid-19, is an explicitly geographical phenomenon. Deploying a geographical sensibility to understand … Continue reading

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Rowland Atkinson, Alpha City: How London Was Captured by the Super-Rich – Verso, June 2020

Rowland Atkinson, Alpha City How London Was Captured by the Super-Rich – Verso, June 2020 How London was bought and sold by the Super-Rich, and what it means for the rest of us Who owns London? In recent decades, it … Continue reading

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Heliana de Barros Conde Rodrigues, Michel Foucault au Brésil: Présence, effets, résonances – Harmattan, 2020

Heliana de Barros Conde Rodrigues, Michel Foucault au Brésil: Présence, effets, résonances – Harmattan, 2020 This is a translation of a Portguese study which I’ve mentioned here before – Ensaios sobre Michel Foucault no Brasil: Presença, efeitos, ressonâncias (Lamparina 2016). Thanks … Continue reading

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There Is No Outside: Covid-19 Dispatches -a FREE ebook collection from Verso and ⁦‪@nplusonemag‬⁩, edited by Jessie Kindig, Mark Krotov, and Marco Roth

There Is No Outside: Covid-19 Dispatches -a FREE ebook collection from Verso and ⁦‪@nplusonemag‬⁩‬⁩, edited by Jessie Kindig, Mark Krotov, and Marco Roth. An urgent collection of essays on the global pandemic, from n+1 and Verso Books A collaboration between … Continue reading

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Faut-il brûler… Sade, Dumézil, Heidegger, Kafka – a question on the use of a trope [updated]

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I had previously thought that the use of the expression ‘Faut-il brûler… ?’ – ‘must we burn.. ?’ someone or something was due to Simone de Beauvoir. Her text Faut-il brûler Sade? first appeared in Les temps modernes…

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Nina Power and Justin Murphy, Introduction to Bataille – video beginning an online course

Nina Power and Justin Murphy, Introduction to Bataille – video beginning an online course. More details on the course here – thanks to Jeremy Crampton for the links.

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Michael Wood and Adam Shatz, The Theory Truce, LRB conversations (podcast)

Michael Wood and Adam Shatz, The Theory Truce, LRB conversations (podcast) Michael Wood talks to Adam Shatz about critical theory, its origins, developments and various diversions, and where it stands today. The conversation marks the publication of the eighth volume … Continue reading

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Anna Krakus and Cristina Vatulescu, “Foucault in Poland: A Secret Archive”, Diacritics, 2020 (open access at present)

Anna Krakus and Cristina Vatulescu, “Foucault in Poland: A Secret Archive“, Diacritics, Vol 47 No 2, 2020. It seems to be open access at present. It’s a great piece on an important year in Foucault’s life – I was lucky … Continue reading

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