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‘Why should people interested in territory read Shakespeare?’ article in Territory, Politics, Governance now published

My article ‘Why should people interested in territory read Shakespeare?‘ is now published in Territory, Politics, Governance. It’s been available online for a while, but is now officially in an issue of the journal. If you don’t have institutional access, … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Inaugural lecture at the Collège de France, L’ordre du discours – comparison of the two different versions

Foucault’s Inaugural lecture at the Collège de France was delivered on 2 December 1970, one week before the beginning of his first course, published as Leçons sur la volonté de savoir and translated as Lectures on the Will to Know. The … Continue reading

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Canguilhem (Polity 2019) reviewed by David Beer at The Sociological Review

My recent book Canguilhem (Polity, 2019) is reviewed by David Beer at The Sociological Review. In his new book, his ninth authored volume, Stuart Elden casts his laser vision on the frequently overlooked work of Georges Canguilhem. A keystone in … Continue reading

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‘Tripping his brains out’ – Foucault in California reviewed in the TLS (and a clarification on chronology)

‘Tripping his brains out‘ – Simeon Wade’s memoir Foucault in California is reviewed in the TLS. The piece generously quotes my work in Foucault’s Last Decade. But there is one key problem to the idea that this experience changed the course of … Continue reading

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Canguilhem, Shakespeare, Snowdonia, Klagenfurt

Last week I was in Cambridge for a book launch for Canguilhem (Polity 2019). The event was introduced by Inanna Hamati-Ataya, and Simon Reid-Henry provided a generous and incisive reading of the book. There was a good discussion, and I’m grateful … Continue reading

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Canguilhem (@politybooks, 2019) reviewed by Steve Hanson at Manchester Review of Books

My recent book Canguilhem (Polity, 2019) is reviewed by Steve Hanson at Manchester Review of Books (open access). I went through this book on Georges Canguilhem by Stuart Elden in strides, thanks to his excellent explanatory craft. He lays out … Continue reading

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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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