Category Archives: Shakespearean Territories

The Early Foucault Update 15: Working on Maladie mentale et personnalité and some archival and library work in Paris

Earlier this month I finished working through Maladie mentale et personnalité, which I discussed beginning in the last update, and have drafted a substantial section analyzing the book. I imagine I can only use a fraction of the quotes I … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault Update 12: A writing/cycling retreat and some time in London’s libraries

As I said at the end of the last update on this book project, after the week in the Paris archives I took a week away on a kind of writing/cycling retreat. It started as the idea of a holiday, … Continue reading

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Shakespearean Territories – forthcoming with University of Chicago Press in Fall 2018

I am delighted to announce that my book Shakespearean Territories will be published by University of Chicago Press in Fall 2018. I received final approval yesterday, and the book is now in production. I published The Birth of Territory with the press … Continue reading

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Books received – Evangelou, Gratton, Girard, Webster, Shakespeare?

Some books received in recompense for review work for Palgrave and Bloomsbury – King Edward III, Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi, Girard’s Violence and the Sacred, Peter Gratton’s Speculative Realism and Angelos Evangelou’s Philosophizing Madness from Nietzsche to Derrida. Although … Continue reading

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The Southern Journal of Philosophy – Spindel supplement on Critical Theories of the Present (open access)

The proceedings of last year’s Spindel Conference at the University of Memphis on the topic “Critical Histories of the Present” have now been published in The Southern Journal of Philosophy. Edited by Verena Erlenbusch, it has contributions from Bilge Akbalik, … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 9: from Shakespeare back to Foucault and Canguilhem

I’ve spent most of the first half of the summer revising my Shakespeare manuscript, which is now resubmitted. But I have been doing a little work on the early Foucault in the meantime, and on Canguilhem. With the latter, much … Continue reading

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Beginning work on the revision of Shakespearean Territories – and the climb that awaits at the end of it

Today I begin work on the revisions for Shakespearean Territories. At the end of this work – in about three weeks’ time – I’m off to Provence for a week of cycling, including Mont Ventoux.

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Work for the summer – Shakespeare, Canguilhem and Foucault

My last talk of the 2016-17 academic year was in Stockholm at the Nordic Geographers Meeting. This academic year, despite saying ‘no’ quite a lot, I gave twenty visiting talks, in seven different countries (UK, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, … 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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One or Two King Lears? – review at Berfrois (open access)

I have a long review of Brian Vickers’s The One King Lear, at the Berfrois website. It was one of the biggest review challenges I’ve ever faced – a difficult, technical and contentious book… Anyone who has seen more than one production … Continue reading

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