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John Agnew awarded the 2019 Prix Vautrin-Lud

John Agnew has been awarded the 2019 Prix Vautrin-Lud – the highest award in Geography and sometimes called the equivalent of the discipline’s Nobel prize. There is a news report in French here. Thanks to Sally Hardy for the alert. … Continue reading

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“Discourse and Truth” and “Parresia” (2019)

Originally posted on Foucault News:
Michel Foucault, “Discourse and Truth” and “Parresia”, Chicago University Press, 2019 Edited by Henri-Paul Fruchaud and Daniele Lorenzini With an Introduction by Frédéric Gros English edition established by Nancy Luxon The Chicago Foucault Project This…

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Foucault’s Inaugural lecture at the Collège de France, L’ordre du discours – comparison of the two different versions

Foucault’s Inaugural lecture at the Collège de France was delivered on 2 December 1970, one week before the beginning of his first course, published as Leçons sur la volonté de savoir and translated as Lectures on the Will to Know. The … Continue reading

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Foucault in Hamburg – commemorative plaque and translation of text

Foucault’s time in Hamburg has been commemorated with a plaque on the building he worked in. It’s reproduced and discussed in this newsletter, sent to me by Melissa Pawelski. Melissa has also provided this translation of the plaque and the … Continue reading

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Books received – Lacan, Edkins, Koopman, Farred, Knowles

  Jacques Lacan, L’éthique de la psychanalyse (newly in the Points series); Jenny Edkins, Change and the Politics of Certainty; Colin Koopman, How We Became Our Data: A Genealogy of the Informational Person; Grant Farred, Entre Nous: Between the World Cup and Me and Adam Knowles, Heidegger’s Fascist Affinities: … Continue reading

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Georges Canguilhem and the Problem of Error (2019)

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Samuel R. Talcott, Georges Canguilhem and the Problem of Error (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019) About this book Examining Georges Canguilhem’s enduring attention to the problem of error, from his early writings to Michel Foucault’s first major…

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Adam Knowles, Heidegger’s Fascist Affinities: A Politics of Silence – Stanford University Press, 2019

Adam Knowles, Heidegger’s Fascist Affinities: A Politics of Silence –  – Stanford University Press, 2019 Reexamining the case of one of the most famous intellectuals to embrace fascism, this book argues that Martin Heidegger’s politics and philosophy of language emerge … Continue reading

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London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT), 5-6 July 2019, Goldsmiths, University of London

London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT), Friday & Saturday 5-6 July 2019 Richard Hoggart Building Goldsmiths, University of London We are delighted to be able to invite you to the 8th annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT), hosted and supported … Continue reading

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The Hollow Crown: Shakespeare and Political Theology, Hampton Court/Garrick’s Temple, June 21-22 2019

The Hollow Crown: Shakespeare and Political Theology, Hampton Court/Garrick’s Temple, June 21-22 2019 The Hollow Crown: Shakespeare and Political Theology event consists of two related events, both of which highlight current thought on political theology in Shakespeare. The first day, held in … Continue reading

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Canguilhem (Polity 2019) reviewed by David Beer at The Sociological Review

My recent book Canguilhem (Polity, 2019) is reviewed by David Beer at The Sociological Review. In his new book, his ninth authored volume, Stuart Elden casts his laser vision on the frequently overlooked work of Georges Canguilhem. A keystone in … Continue reading

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