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Louis Althusser and Materialist Reading – online seminar, 18 January, 6-9pm

Louis Althusser and Materialist Reading – online seminar, 18 January, 6-9pm This seminar provides an opportunity to review contemporary critical studies inspired by the philosophy and theory of Louis Althusser This seminar comprises three papers:  1. Alya Ansari, In Excess … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Vuillerod, La naissance de l’anti-hégélianisme: Louis Althusser et Michel Foucault, lecteurs de Hegel – ENS 2022 

Jean-Baptiste Vuillerod, La naissance de l’anti-hégélianisme: Louis Althusser et Michel Foucault, lecteurs de Hegel – ENS 2022 Contre une lecture simpliste de l’anti-hégélianisme que Louis Althusser et Michel Foucault ont défendu dans les années 1960, l’ouvrage propose un parcours dans les textes … Continue reading

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Japhy Wilson, Reality of Dreams: Post-Neoliberal Utopias in the Ecuadorian Amazon – Yale University Press, 2022 (and piece at Progress in Political Economy)

Japhy Wilson, Reality of Dreams: Post-Neoliberal Utopias in the Ecuadorian Amazon – Yale University Press, 2022 An exploration of radical megaprojects in the Ecuadorian Amazon, considering the fate of utopian fantasies under conditions of global capitalism From 2007 to 2017, … Continue reading

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Shifting landscapes of the medieval world: Hybrid seminar series, January – June 2022

Shifting landscapes of the medieval world: Hybrid seminar series, January – June 2022 Although the word ‘landscape’ entered English in the sixteenth century, the concept of the land as it shapes and is shaped by human activity is much, much … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 13: drafting the chapters on The Archaeology of Knowledge and sexuality; moving to work on madness and medicine

My optimistic idea of having a complete, even if very rough, draft of The Archaeology of Foucault before Christmas didn’t happen. I’d liked the idea of having a complete text, which I could then print and leave for a while … Continue reading

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Theodore Kisiel (1930-2021) – Daily Nous notice and obituary

Daily Nous has the news of the death of Theodore Kisiel. The obituary linked is a good summary of his work. I met him a couple of times at conferences – in Denton, North Texas and Meßkirch. He was always … Continue reading

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Historiography of Science in South America (Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay) – Transversal special issue (open access)

Historiography of Science in South America (Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay) – Transversal special issue (open access)

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CLIVE BARNETT, RIP

Originally posted on andy merrifield:
When I heard the geographer Clive Barnett had passed away on Christmas Eve, it took me a while to reconcile that it was the Clive Barnett who’d died, the Clive Barnett I hadn’t seen for…

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My favourite academic books of 2021

At the end of each year I’ve posted a list of academic books I liked (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020). The criteria was simply that they were published in that year (or late the previous year), and that I read and appreciated … Continue reading

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My favourite music of 2021

Alphabetical list of the music I enjoyed the most this year… Most bought on cd or blu-ray, though increasingly stuff on bandcamp too. Mostly rock, but also jazz, string quartets, ambient, solo piano, and probably the most peculiar/interesting thing I’ve … Continue reading

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