Category Archives: Canguilhem

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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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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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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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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2018 in review – publications, talks, other academic stuff, and looking ahead to 2019

My book Shakespearean Territories was published by University of Chicago Press right at the end of the year, although it doesn’t seem to be available everywhere just yet. A journal article previewing some of the book’s arguments appeared as “Why Should … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault Update 21: Pushing Gravel Uphill

Just over two years ago, while I was having something to eat in Pasadena, before a conference on Early Modern Literary Geographies, I sketched out how a pair of books on Foucault’s work up until 1969 might look. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Cover design, endorsements and preorder details for Stuart Elden, Canguilhem – Polity, 2019

I’m pleased to share the cover design of my forthcoming book Canguilhem (Polity, 2019). It’s part of the Key Contemporary Thinkers series and is available to preorder from Wiley in ebook, paperback and hardcover. The book is due for publication in February … Continue reading

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Samuel Talcott, Georges Canguilhem and the Problem of Error – Palgrave, February 2019

Samuel Talcott, Georges Canguilhem and the Problem of Error – Palgrave, February 2019 Examining Georges Canguilhem’s enduring attention to the problem of error, from his early writings to Michel Foucault’s first major responses to his work, this pathbreaking book shows … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 18: back to work, and thinking about the 1960s

It’s taken longer than anticipated for me to return to the work on The Early Foucault. The last update was back in April. Through the spring the book on Canguilhem was drafted, revised and then submitted to Polity Press on 4 … Continue reading

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Cycling across borders – Slovenia, Austria, Italy

Just back from a week on holiday in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. A little hiking but mainly cycling. Kranjska Gora is in the north-west of the country, close to the borders with Italy and Austria. I’ve crossed borders within the Schengen area … Continue reading

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