Category Archives: People

Penser/Panser avec Bernard Stiegler – tribute organised by Peter Szendy and Emily Apter

Penser/Panser avec Bernard Stiegler – tribute organised by Peter Szendy and Emily Apter – with Achille Mbembe, Shaj Mohan, Michel Deguy, Divya Dwivedi, Martin Crowley, Katie Chenoweth, Daniel Hoffman-Schwartz, Alexander Galloway, Claire Colebrook, Jean-Luc Nancy. Thanks to dmf for the … Continue reading

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Books received – Montinari, Dumézil, Othmani, Lazreg, Deleuze, Watkin, BNF

All bought this time, mainly for the ongoing Foucault work. Marnia Lazreg’s Foucault’s Orient is now in paperback, and finally got a copy of Christopher Watkin’s Michel Serres: Figures of Thought. Ahmed Othmani was one of Foucault’s students in Tunisia, … Continue reading

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Books received – Hadot, Nail, TCS on Barthes, Eco, Ewald, Billé

Some books waiting for me in the office – The Selected Writings of Pierre Hadot, Thomas Nail, Lucretius II: An Ethics of Motion, the Theory, Culture & Society special issue on Neutral Life/Late Barthes, Umberto Eco, The Role of the … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 3: Early versions of some texts, the Port-Royal Grammar, Foucault’s work on literature, Bataille and Nietzsche, and a writing break in Wales

A lot of the time recently has been spent revising The Early Foucault, but that is now done, and in the run-up to term I spent a bit of time on this manuscript. Ordinarily I’d have had to spend this time preparing teaching, … Continue reading

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Books received – Tesserach, Lévi-Strauss, Propp, Lukács, Ginzburg, Amoore, Dumézil, Harcourt, Sarkis

Some books bought second-hand, and some others from publishers, including Louise Amoore, Cloud Ethics; Bernard Harcourt, Critique and Praxis and Hashim Sarkis, Roi Salgueiro Barrio and Gabriel Kozlowski, The World as an Architectural Project.

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Peter Salmon, An Event, Perhaps: A Biography of Jacques Derrida – Verso, September 2020

Peter Salmon, An Event, Perhaps: A Biography of Jacques Derrida – Verso, September 2020 Who is Jacques Derrida? For some, he is the originator of a relativist philosophy responsible for the contemporary crisis of truth. For the far right, he … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault Update 33: Completion of the manuscript, expanded table of contents, and moving into production

In the last update on the writing of this book, back in May, I talked about how the impact of the coronavirus had made it impossible to complete the manuscript. At that time, it wasn’t clear when I would be able … Continue reading

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Chiara Alfano, Derrida Reads Shakespeare – Edinburgh University Press, 2020

Chiara Alfano, Derrida Reads Shakespeare – Edinburgh University Press, 2020 Looks really interesting, but shame about the prohibitive price, even for the e-book… Explores Jacques Derrida’s distinctive approach to Shakespeare Offers the first comprehensive and accessible account and discussion of … Continue reading

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Books received – Port-Royal, Gregory, Roussel, Dumézil, Said, Love

Jeff Love’s biography of Alexandre Kojève, Edward Said’s Beginnings – both in recompense for review work, and some second-hand books for various things, mainly in relation to the Foucault work. Foucault introduced the Port-Royal Grammaire, and the issue of Langages … Continue reading

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Edgar de Picciotto International Prize awarded to Saskia Sassen

The Edgar de Picciotto International Prize for 2020 has been awarded to Saskia Sassen. She joins a very impressive set of previous winners – Amartya Sen, Saul Friedländer, Paul Krugman and Joan Wallach Scott. The Edgar de Picciotto International Prize was created … Continue reading

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