Category Archives: Books

Books received – Paine, Du Bois, Lévi-Strauss, Hyppolite, Martinet, de Saussure, Ewald, Della Dora

Paine and Du Bois are for teaching, the others relate to the ongoing Foucault work, along with a long-awaited copy of Veronica Della Dora’s excellent book The Mantle of the Earth: Genealogies of a Geographical Metaphor, which I read in … Continue reading

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My favourite academic books of 2020

As with previous years, these are a list of academic books published this year which I read and appreciated. This means that good books which I haven’t yet read don’t feature, and I will of course miss many. Several of … Continue reading

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Discussion of The Early Foucault (@politybooks, 2021) on the Hermitix podcast

On the Hermitix podcast (stream or download) I discuss The Early Foucault, forthcoming with Polity in 2021. Also on Youtube. Stuart Elden is Professor of Political Theory and Geography at University of Warwick. He is the author of multiple books … Continue reading

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Journal of the History of Ideas blog – The Year in Review: Best of 2020

Journal of the History of Ideas blog – The Year in Review: Best of 2020 They are kind enough to include my two-part interview on Foucault with Jonas Knatz and Anne Schult Historicizing Foucault: Stuart Elden on Tracing Foucault’s Ideas … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Christmas

In a fascinating interview about Foucault, ‘The Materiality of a Working Life‘ (open access; original French), Daniel Defert talks about his daily routines, and how these were similar year round: No no, weekends didn’t exist! We would go to see … Continue reading

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New Books Network interview with Dave O’Brien – Stuart Elden, Shakespearean Territories (University of Chicago Press, 2018)

New Books Network interview with Dave O’Brien – Stuart Elden, Shakespearean Territories (University of Chicago Press, 2018) Thanks to Dave for the invitation to be part of this excellent podcast again. What can Shakespeare tell us about territory, and what … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault Update 4: The term from hell, Foucault in Brazil and Tunisia, and the problems of archival research in a pandemic

This was an exceptionally difficult term – probably the hardest I can remember in twenty-five years of working in universities. It was very hard to make any progress on this manuscript – the fourth and final book in this sequence … Continue reading

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Henry V: Historical and Literary Territories at War – videos of 11 December 2020 conference

Online Conference Henry V: Historical and Literary Territories at War (edited) A selection of the papers and discussions from the 11/12/2020 online conference on Henry V: Historical and Literary Territories at War / Territoires d’histoire, territoires littéraires en guerre (Université … Continue reading

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Stuart Elden, ‘Foucault as Translator of Binswanger and von Weizsäcker’ – video abstract and open access article

Stuart Elden, ‘Foucault as Translator of Binswanger and von Weizsäcker‘ – The video abstract for this open access article is now available: Foucault’s Introduction to a translation of Ludwig Binswanger’s essay ‘Dream and Existence’ was published in late 1954. The … Continue reading

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Books received – Lévi-Strauss, Wilcken, Mill, Rancière, Badiou, Salmon, Sirinelli

Some books bought recently for the Foucault work, related projects and J.S. Mill for teaching. I’m teaching the history of political thought again this year, and while I have most of the texts we’re using, didn’t have Mill’s Considerations on … Continue reading

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