Author Archives: stuartelden

Foucault’s Historical Imaginary – Western Sydney University, 14 June 2022, online

Foucault’s Historical Imaginary – Western Sydney University, 14 June 2022, online. Free, but registration required. 6-8pm AEST; 9-11am BST. A discussion of Foucault’s historical method with Alison Downham Moore, Mark G. E. Kelly, and Stuart Elden. Despite the enormous influence … Continue reading

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Judith Butler, What World is this? A Pandemic Psychology – Columbia University Press, November 2022

Judith Butler, What World is this? A Pandemic Psychology – Columbia University Press, November 2022 The pandemic compels us to ask fundamental questions about our place in the world: the many ways humans rely on one another, how we vitally … Continue reading

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Philology and Microhistory: A Conversation with Carlo Ginzburg by Islam Dayeh (open access)

Philology and Microhistory: A Conversation with Carlo Ginzburg by Islam Dayeh  In this Philological Conversation, Carlo Ginzburg reflects on the place of philology in his work and explores the connections between philology, microhistory, and casuistry. We talk about the people who … Continue reading

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Robert J. Mayhew (ed.), Debating Malthus: A Documentary Reader on Population, Resources and the Environment – University of Washington Press, May 2022

Robert J. Mayhew (ed.), Debating Malthus: A Documentary Reader on Population, Resources and the Environment – University of Washington Press, May 2022 For centuries, thinking about the earth’s increasing human population has been tied to environmental ideas and political action. … Continue reading

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Patrick Gamsby, Henri Lefebvre, Boredom, and Everyday Life – Lexington Books, September 2022

Patrick Gamsby, Henri Lefebvre, Boredom, and Everyday Life – Lexington Books, September 2022 Just an expensive hardback listed at the moment, unfortunately. Henri Lefebvre, Boredom, and Everyday Life culls together the scattered fragments of Henri Lefebvre’s (1901–1991) unrealized sociology of boredom. In … Continue reading

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Macherey, Pierre. “Did Foucault Find a ‘Way Out’ of Hegel?” (2022)

Originally posted on Foucault News:
Macherey, Pierre. “Did Foucault Find a ‘Way Out’ of Hegel?” Theory, Culture & Society, (June 2022). https://doi.org/10.1177/02632764221084903. Abstract A ‘way out’ expresses a movement which looks completely different depending on whether one views it prospectively…

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Book presentation of “Disalienation” by Camille Robcis (13/06/2022)

Originally posted on h-madness:
Book presentation of “Disalienation. Politics, Philosophy, and Radical Psychiatry in Postwar France” by Camille Robcis. This event takes place on 13/06/2022 at the Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po in Paris (1 Place Saint-Thomas-d’Aquin, 75007 Paris). You…

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Teologia politica 2022? Political Theology 2022? – University of Rome La Sapienza, 22-24 June 

Teologia politica 2022? Political Theology 2022? – University of Rome La Sapienza, 22-24 June  Organised by Arthur Bradley and Elettra Stimilli, with speakers including Carlo Galli, Maurizio Lazzarato, Paolo Napoli and Mario Tronti. It will also be live-streamed.  The pdf of the programme … Continue reading

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The Frankfurt School and Shakespeare, Garrick’s Temple, Hampton, 25 June 2022 [now taking place online]

The Frankfurt School and Shakespeare, Garrick’s Temple, Hampton, 25 June 2022 Update: due to rail strikes this is now taking place online. Registration free, but required. 09.30: Coffee (Temple Pavilion) 10.00: Chair: Jennifer Rust (Saint Louis University)  Paul Kottman (New School … Continue reading

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Stuart Elden, The Archaeology of Foucault – Polity, December 2022, cover and preorder details

The final book in my series of studies of Foucault, The Archaeology of Foucault, is due for publication with Polity in December 2022. On 20 May 1961 Foucault defended his two doctoral theses; on 2 December 1970 he gave his … Continue reading

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