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A question on Freud’s papers on technique in English

As part of my work on the early Foucault, I’m working through Lacan’s early seminars. I want to read the texts of Freud which Lacan is discussing first. The first extant volume of Lacan’s seminar is on ‘Freud’s Papers on … Continue reading

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Marking Up Your Text

Originally posted on Explorations of Style:
The most popular post on this blog is consistently the one on reverse outlines. I’m sure this popularity is driven by the fact that reverse outlining is a powerful act of regaining control over a…

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Carceral Notebooks Vol 12 now out – Foucault and the Prisons Information Group

Carceral Notebooks Vol 12 now out – Foucault and the Prisons Information Group. Edited by Andrew Dilts and Perry Zurn, it includes essays by Bernard Harcourt, Nicolas Drolc, Lisa Guenther, Kevin Thompson, Joy James and others. All the essays can … Continue reading

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Roberto Esposito, The Origin of the Political: Hannah Arendt or Simone Weil?reviewed at Berfrois by Gerardo Muñoz

Roberto Esposito, The Origin of the Political: Hannah Arendt or Simone Weil? is reviewed at Berfrois by Gerardo Muñoz

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Christopher Watkin, Research Hacks 8 and 9 – arguments and knowing when to stop

Christopher Watkin, Research Hacks series continues. #8: How to know when “good enough” is good enough in academic writing #9: Building an argument with the “it’s not as simple as that” tool You can read the rest here. There are … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault, Dire vrai sur soi-même – 1982 Toronto lectures out from Vrin

Michel Foucault, Dire vrai sur soi-même: Conférences prononcées à l’Université Victoria de Toronto is forthcoming from Vrin in February 2017. This is a volume in a series which has, until this point, largely comprised updated and critical editions of texts previously available in English or French, like the 1980 Berkeley/Dartmouth lectures or the 1983 parrēsia lectures from […]

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Some responses to the post about ‘Why I prioritise writing books over articles, even in an era of research assessment’

Some responses to the post about ‘Why I prioritise writing books over articles, even in an era of research assessment‘. The post got a lot of hits, partly through multiple retweets. While I also replied to the comments I saw … Continue reading

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Books received – review work for Polity and Sage

A pile of recent books received in recompense for review work, and a couple of others sent by Polity from their Key Contemporary Thinkers series.

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The End of Term 2

The Maynooth and Dublin events were the last of a sequence of talks. Over this term I also gave talks in London (SOAS, IHR, British Library), Durham, Oslo, and Kingston. Often invitations grew after acceptance – come to give a seminar, but also … Continue reading

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Back from Maynooth and Dublin – terrain and Foucault

I had two very enjoyable days in Ireland last week. First, to give a talk entitled “Terrain: The Materiality of Territory” to the Department of Geography seminar, at the National University Ireland, Maynooth. I also met with students over lunch to … Continue reading

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