Monthly Archives: January 2023

Indo-European thought project update 9: Dumézil’s courses; Benveniste’s teaching records; Barthes, Lacan, Deleuze and Guattari, Derrida; and a forthcoming article on “Foucault and Dumézil on Antiquity”

Over the last month I have made some progress on a few different aspects of this project.  The main task in Paris was continuing working through the boxes of Georges Dumézil’s courses, held at the Collège de France archives. I’ve now … Continue reading

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Rob Kitchin, Digital Timescapes: Technology, Temporality and Society – Polity, February 2023

Rob Kitchin, Digital Timescapes: Technology, Temporality and Society – Polity, February 2023 Digital technologies are having a profound effect on the temporalities of individuals, households and organisations. We now expect to be able to instantly source a vast array of … Continue reading

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Celia Lury, William Viney, Scott Wark (eds.), Figure: Concept and Method – Palgrave Macmillan, 2022 (open access)

Celia Lury, William Viney, Scott Wark (eds.), Figure: Concept and Method – Palgrave Macmillan, 2022 (open access) This open access book shows how figures, figuring, and configuration are used to understand complex, contemporary problems. Figures are images, numbers, diagrams, data … Continue reading

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Nikolina Bobic and Farzaneh Haghighi (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Architecture, Urban Space and Politics, Volume I: Violence, Spectacle and Data – Routledge, November 2022

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Nikolina Bobic and Farzaneh Haghighi (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Architecture, Urban Space and Politics, Volume I: Violence, Spectacle and Data – Routledge, November 2022 One for libraries, at this price… [update Jan 2023: a…

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Two pieces on political ceremony (open access)

A few years ago I wrote a piece on Foucault, Shakespeare and ceremony, and then, pre-pandemic, considered whether there might be a bigger project on this question. It led to a survey piece for a handbook edited by some Warwick … Continue reading

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Georges Bataille, The Limit of the Useful, translated by Cory Knutson and Thomas Elliott – MIT Press, February 2023

Georges Bataille, The Limit of the Useful, translated by Cory Knutson and Thomas Elliott – MIT Press, February 2023 Forthcoming translation of this early text, generally seen as a draft for the first volume of The Accursed Share. In the … Continue reading

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Veronica Strang, Water Beings: from nature worship to the environmental crisis – Reaktion, March 2023 and book launch, Oxford, 7 March 2023

Veronica Strang, Water Beings: from nature worship to the environmental crisis – Reaktion, March 2023 There is a book launch at Lineacre College, Oxford, 7 March 2023, 6pm A major study of marine serpent deities, which embodied ancient people’s reverence … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Late Politics. Special Issue. South Atlantic Quarterly (2022)

Originally posted on Foucault News:
Foucault’s Late Politics. Special Issue. South Atlantic Quarterly, October 2022, Vol 121, Issue 4 Introduction: The Late Foucault and the Allegories of Theory Gavin Walker ARTICLES Beyond Neoliberal Realism: Foucault’s Late Politics Johanna Oksala Crisis…

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William Walters and Martina Tazzioli (eds.), Handbook on Governmentality – Edward Elgar, April 2023

William Walters and Martina Tazzioli (eds.), Handbook on Governmentality – Edward Elgar, April 2023 The Handbook on Governmentality discusses the development of an interdisciplinary field of research, focusing on Michel Foucault’s post-foundationalist concept of governmentality and the ways it has … Continue reading

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Thom Tyerman, Everyday Border Struggles: Segregation and Solidarity in the UK and Calais – book discussion, online event, 8 February 2023, 5pm

Book Launch: Everyday Border Struggles: Segregation and Solidarity in the UK and Calais ONLINE EVENT – 8th February 2023, 17:00-18:30 Thom Tyerman will discuss his book Everyday Border Struggles: Segregation and Solidarity in the UK and Calais with Ana Aliverti (University of Warwick) and … Continue reading

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