Category Archives: Books

Canguilhem – short post on the Polity blog

I’ve written a short piece about George Canguilhem and my book on him at the Polity blog. More details on the book itself can be found here. On Valentine’s day 1966, Louis Althusser wrote to his translator and lover Franca … Continue reading

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Three upcoming talks on Shakespeare – landscapes, Foucault, Kantorowicz and the oath

I have three upcoming talks on Shakespeare. The first is the Fourth Denis Cosgrove lecture in the GeoHumanities, to be given at the British Academy on 23 May 2019, 6.30pm. I was asked to speak about the Shakespearean Territories book, and I … Continue reading

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Book launch for Canguilhem, gloknos/CRASSH, University of Cambridge, 20 May 2019

On 20 May at 3pm there will be a book launch for my recently-published book Canguilhem, hosted by gloknos/CRASSH at the University of Cambridge. I’ll be in conversation with Inanna Hamati-Ataya and Simon Reid-Henry. It will be held in S1, Alison Richard Building, University … Continue reading

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The Birth of Territory coda translated in Iran’s Shargh Daily

The coda from my 2013 book The Birth of Territory (‘Territory as a Political Technology’) is translated in today’s issue of Iran’s Shargh Daily newspaper (the pdf is here). This translation is made by Sahand Sattari, who has also translated some … Continue reading

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British Academy/Leverhulme grant for archival work on the early Foucault

I’m very pleased to say that I’ve been awarded a British Academy/Leverhulme small grant for a project entitled ‘The Early Foucault: Retracing Intellectual History through Archival Sources’. As regular readers of the blog will know, I’ve been working on the first … Continue reading

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Books received – Sartre, Althusser, Macey, Derrida, Edkins and Zehfuss

Three books for the Foucault work; the new edition of David Macey’s The Lives of Michel Foucault, with an afterword by me, and the third edition of Jenny Edkins and Maja Zehfuss, Global Politics. The last has a chapter from me … Continue reading

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Stuart Elden, Canguilhem – Polity Key Contemporary Thinkers series, now published

My study of George Canguilhem for Polity’s Key Contemporary Thinkers series is now released in the UK in both hardback and paperback. It should be available in North America and worldwide over the next couple of months. [Update April 23 … Continue reading

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“Shakespearean Landscapes”, Fourth Denis Cosgrove Lecture in the GeoHumanities, British Academy, 23 May 2019

I am delighted to have been invited to give the fourth Denis Cosgrove Lecture in the GeoHumanities. The lecture is organised by the Royal Holloway Centre for the GeoHumanities, and will take place at the British Academy in London, on 23 May … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault Update 24: textual comparisons and archive work at BnF, CAPHÉS and IMEC

Since the last update I have been continuing to work on several different aspects of the work for both The Early Foucault and a planned book on the 1960s. Initially I finished up the work comparing the 1954 text Maladie mentale … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault, “La magie – le fait social total” – a 1950s lecture published in Zilsel (2017), with an introduction by Jean-François Bert

I missed this before, but a previously unpublished lecture from the 1950s, appeared in the journal Zilsel, No 2, in 2017. It was introduced by Jean-François Bert. Jean-François Bert, “Michel Foucault défenseur de l’ethnologie: « La magie – le fait social total », une … Continue reading

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