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The Archaeology of Foucault update 12: archival work in Paris on drafts of The Archaeology of Knowledge and Foucault’s notebooks

As the last update on this book said, I was able to make a trip to Paris over reading week. I spent most of the time at the BNF working on archival materials related to The Archaeology of Knowledge. There is a manuscript on philosophical … Continue reading

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Sheila Hones, Literary Geography – Routledge, May 2022

Sheila Hones, Literary Geography – Routledge, May 2022 Literary Geography provides an introduction to work in the field, making the interdiscipline accessible and visible to students and academics working in literary studies and human geography, as well as related fields such … Continue reading

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Sylvère Lotringer (1938–2021)

Originally posted on Foucault News:
Sylvère Lotringer (1938–2021) Art Forum, November 10, 2021 Renowned French thinker Sylvère Lotringer, a lodestar in the twin galaxies of literary criticism and cultural theory, died on November 8 at the age of eighty-three following…

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Books received – Benveniste, Althusser, Eliade, Heidegger, Nail, Derrida, Miller, Dumézil

Mostly bought second-hand, but also Thomas Nail, Theory of the Object and Paul Allen Miller, Foucault’s Seminars on Antiquity, both sent by the publishers, and the most recent of Derrida’s seminars and Heidegger’s notebooks.

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Theory in Crisis Seminar – Engin Isin, ‘Planetary Movements: Willing, Knowing, Acting’, 10 December 2021

Theory in Crisis Seminar – Engin Isin, ‘Planetary Movements: Willing, Knowing, Acting’, 10 December 2021, 10 December 2021 , 4:00PM – 6:00PM (CEST)  What is the role of critical theory today and who is it for? What kind of maps can theory … Continue reading

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William Walters, Charles Heller & Lorenzo Pezzani (eds.), Viapolitics: Borders, Migration, and the Power of Locomotion – Duke University Press, January 2022 (open access introduction)

William Walters, Charles Heller & Lorenzo Pezzani (eds.), Viapolitics: Borders, Migration, and the Power of Locomotion – Duke University Press, January 2022 (open access introduction) Vehicles, their infrastructures, and the environments they traverse are fundamental to the movement of migrants … Continue reading

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Rhythmanalysis: Place, Mobility, Disruption and Performance, edited by Dawn Lyon, Research in Urban Society 17 (requires subscription)

Rhythmanalysis: Place, Mobility, Disruption and Performance, edited by Dawn Lyon, Research in Urban Society 17 (requires subscription) 

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Books received – Nietzsche, Kremer-Marietti, Deleuze, Althusser, Canguilhem, Foucault

Mostly bought second-hand, but also the latest volume of Canguilhem’s Œuvres and Foucault’s Phénoménologie et psychologie, edited by Philippe Sabot, which I bought in Paris.

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Vinciane Despret, Living as a Bird – translated by Helen Morrison, Polity, October 2021 and discussion at New Books Network

Vinciane Despret, Living as a Bird – translated by Helen Morrison, Polity, October 2021 and discussion at New Books Network In the first days of spring, birds undergo a spectacular metamorphosis. After a long winter of migration and peaceful coexistence, … Continue reading

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Historical Materialism conference 2021 – videos on sessions on John Bellamy Foster, Gramsci and Althusser

Historical Materialism conference 2021 – videos of sessions on Althusser, Gramsci and John Bellamy Foster’s book. Lots more on the Haymarket channel.

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