Monthly Archives: September 2020

A two week break from this blog and social media

I’m taking a break from this blog, social media and anything online for two weeks. This blog has been fairly quiet recently, except for various things about the dangers of reopening campuses in the middle of a resurgence of cases, … Continue reading

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Two new books on Gramsci in the Historical Materialism series

Two new books on Gramsci in the Historical Materialism series with Brill. Franceca Antonini, Aaron Bernstein, Lorenzo Fusaro and Robert Jackson (eds.), Revisiting Gramsci’s Notebooks and Alvaro Bianchi, Gramsci’s Laboratory: Philosophy, History and Politics Both only expensive hardback and e-book at … Continue reading

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J.B. Harley Research Fellowships in the History of Cartography

J.B. Harley Research Fellowships in the History of Cartography – details here. The J.B. Harley Fellowships were set up in London in 1992 in memory of Brian Harley (1932-91). Prof. Harley was a leading thinker in the history of cartography, working … Continue reading

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Chiara Alfano, Derrida Reads Shakespeare – Edinburgh University Press, 2020

Chiara Alfano, Derrida Reads Shakespeare – Edinburgh University Press, 2020 Looks really interesting, but shame about the prohibitive price, even for the e-book… Explores Jacques Derrida’s distinctive approach to Shakespeare Offers the first comprehensive and accessible account and discussion of … Continue reading

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Rebecca Buxton and Lisa Whiting (eds.), The Philosopher Queens – Unbound, September 2020

Rebecca Buxton and Lisa Whiting (eds.), The Philosopher Queens – Unbound, September 2020 For all the young women and girls sitting in philosophy class wondering where the women are, this is the book for you. This collection of 21 chapters, … Continue reading

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Michel Serres and The Natural Contract – discussion with Christopher Watkin at Hermetix

Michel Serres and The Natural Contract – discussion with Christopher Watkin at Hermetix Christopher Watkin is Senior Lecturer in French Studies at Monash University, he is also the author of French Philosophy Today and Michel Serres: Figures of Thought. In this episode we … Continue reading

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Naomi Waltham-Smith, Shattering Biopolitics: Militant Listening and the Sound of Life – Fordham University Press, July 2021

Naomi Waltham-Smith, Shattering Biopolitics: Militant Listening and the Sound of Life – Fordham University Press, 2021 No other details as yet on the Fordham page, but good to see this book listed as forthcoming. Naomi’s Warwick page says the following: … Continue reading

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Hermione Lee, ‘What is Biography?’ (British Academy)

Hermione Lee, ‘What is Biography?‘ (British Academy)

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Books received – Port-Royal, Gregory, Roussel, Dumézil, Said, Love

Jeff Love’s biography of Alexandre Kojève, Edward Said’s Beginnings – both in recompense for review work, and some second-hand books for various things, mainly in relation to the Foucault work. Foucault introduced the Port-Royal Grammaire, and the issue of Langages … Continue reading

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Department for Education guidance ‘Higher education: reopening buildings and campuses’

The Department for Education guidance ‘Higher education: reopening buildings and campuses‘ was posted very early this morning. Necessary, but deeply concerning, reading. On this topic, see also my list of pieces from SAGE, Independent SAGE and others here and here; … Continue reading

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