Category Archives: Books

Foucault, the Archive and the Writing of Intellectual History – audio of lecture

At the end of June I gave the plenary lecture to my Warwick department’s annual conference. It was entitled ‘Foucault, the Archive and the Writing of Intellectual History’, and discussed the writing of the two books Foucault’s Last Decade and … Continue reading

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Books received – Shakespeare, Heidegger & Jünger, Leshem, Shuger

A couple of books for the Shakespeare work, Leshem’s The Origins of Neoliberalism, the Heidegger-Jünger correspondence, the new issue of Radical Philosophy, and the copy of India Today with my piece on the EU referendum (open access here).

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Books received – Shakespeare, Bourus, Vickers

A pile of books for the Shakespeare work – including Terri Bourus’s Young Shakespeare’s Young Hamlet in recompense for review work, and Brian Vickers’s The One King Lear to review.

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“Sur les Toits”: An open-access Antipode Symposium on the Prison Protests in Early 1970s France

“Sur les Toits”: An open-access Antipode Symposium on the Prison Protests in Early 1970s France This symposium contains a rich collection of contributions based on the screening of the French documentary film Sur les Toits (“On the Roofs”). On a Wednesday in May … Continue reading

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Books received – Shakespeare, Dickinson & Kotsko, Isin & Ruppert, Lamarque, Johnson

A few books for the Shakespeare work, including the new in paperback edition of the anonymous The Troublesome Reign of John, King of England; three books from Rowman & Littlefield, International in recompense for review work; and Matthew Johnson (ed.), … Continue reading

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11 Critical Theory books that came out in May 2016

Another roundup of recently published books at Critical Theory – including my own Foucault’s Last Decade, but also recent books by Rancière, Bidet, Weeks, Sloterdijk, Badiou….

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Books received – Shakespeare and Foucault

Some more second-hand books for the Shakespeare project, the special issue of Les Etudes Philosophiques on Foucault’s L’Archéologie du savoir, which includes an early draft of the book’s Introduction, and the little book by Christian-François de Kervran, Les dix et une nuits de Jean Barraqué … Continue reading

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A geopolitical Cymbeline at the RSC – ancient Britain, Rome and the EU referendum

The current production of Cymbeline at the RSC is explicitly geopolitical. In their publicity they make the point that Cymbeline is ‘rarely performed’, which is generally true, though there was a production at the Globe’s indoor theatre this past winter, … Continue reading

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The Birth of Territory reviewed in Law, Culture and the Humanities by Thanos Zartaloudis

The Birth of Territory is reviewed in Law, Culture and the Humanities by Thanos Zartaloudis (requires subscription). It’s a generous summary of the book and says a few things about the legal aspects of the argument. To the legal audience … Continue reading

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Foucault: The Birth of Power Update 15 – revision and resubmission of the manuscript, and table of contents

While I had made some changes to the manuscript after submission, and again after receiving the reports, on Sunday evening I finished four long days of thoroughly revising the text and resubmitted it to the publisher. Just as I was beginning … Continue reading

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