Category Archives: Books

Books received – Freud, Yates, Wilson, Toal

Two volumes of Freud for the Foucault work; Julian Yates, Of Sheep, Oranges, and Yeast: A Multi-Species Impression sent by the publisher; Richard Wilson’s Will Power: Essays on Shakespearean Authority; and Gerard Toal’s Near Abroad: Putin, the West and the Contest … 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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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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Off to Maynooth and Dublin – talks on Terrain, publishing and Foucault

It’s a little difficult to treat today as just another day, after the events in London yesterday, but I’m just about to head to Ireland for a couple of events. This evening at 4pm I’ll be giving a talk entitled “Terrain: … Continue reading

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Foucault in Ireland, March 24th, Dublin

Friday March 24th, ‘Foucault in Ireland‘ conference at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin. This one-day symposium reviews the engagement of Irish Studies with the work of Michel Foucault. It begins with a roundtable on the recent work of Stuart … Continue reading

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Foucault: The Birth of Power now available worldwide

Foucault: The Birth of Power is now available worldwide. The book is published by Polity, and the design fits with Foucault’s Last Decade which came out in 2016. There is a lot about Foucault’s political activism in this second book, … Continue reading

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La Revue Recherches – all but one now available online (at a price)

I’ve mentioned the Recherches review more than a few times, because it was set up by Félix Guattari, and Foucault was involved in some discussions published in the journal. These conversations led to some collaborative work (a full bibliography here), some … Continue reading

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‘Measuring Territories: The Techniques of Rule’ – talk to Kingston Shakespeare seminar, Rose Theatre, 16 March 2017

On Thursday I’ll be giving a talk at the Rose Theatre to the Kingston Shakespeare seminar, entitled ‘Measuring Territories: The Techniques of Rule’. It’s a version of Chapter 7 of my Shakespearean Territories manuscript. Speaking about Shakespeare in a theatre … Continue reading

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Goldsmiths talk on early Foucault postponed

In my updates on my work on the early Foucault, I’ve mentioned that I was going to be speaking on 10 March at Goldsmiths. This talk is now going to be rescheduled for later in the year.

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