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Indo-European thought project update 9: Dumézil’s courses; Benveniste’s teaching records; Barthes, Lacan, Deleuze and Guattari, Derrida; and a forthcoming article on “Foucault and Dumézil on Antiquity”

Over the last month I have made some progress on a few different aspects of this project.  The main task in Paris was continuing working through the boxes of Georges Dumézil’s courses, held at the Collège de France archives. I’ve now … Continue reading

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Georges Bataille, The Limit of the Useful, translated by Cory Knutson and Thomas Elliott – MIT Press, February 2023

Georges Bataille, The Limit of the Useful, translated by Cory Knutson and Thomas Elliott – MIT Press, February 2023 Forthcoming translation of this early text, generally seen as a draft for the first volume of The Accursed Share. In the … Continue reading

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William Walters and Martina Tazzioli (eds.), Handbook on Governmentality – Edward Elgar, April 2023

William Walters and Martina Tazzioli (eds.), Handbook on Governmentality – Edward Elgar, April 2023 The Handbook on Governmentality discusses the development of an interdisciplinary field of research, focusing on Michel Foucault’s post-foundationalist concept of governmentality and the ways it has … Continue reading

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A big day for Lacan publications… Premier écrits, Seminar XIV: La Loqique du fantasme, English translation of Seminar XIX: Or Worse, Points edition of Seminar V

27 January 2023 seems to be a big day for Lacan publications…                  Premier écrits – on which I say a little here Le Séminaire Livre XIV: La Logique du fantasme, edited by Jacques-Alain Miller – the first seminar to be published … Continue reading

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Carlo Ginzburg: ‘In history as in cinema, every close-up implies an off-screen scene’

Carlo Ginzburg: ‘In history as in cinema, every close-up implies an off-screen scene’ – Verso blog translated by David Fernbach from a text in Le Monde des Livres

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Books received – Lévi-Strauss, Lacan, Tamm, Geoghegan, Barthes

A few books bought recently, including Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan, Code: From Information Theory to French Theory and Jacques Lacan’s The Object Relation, recently out in paperback.

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Alyssa Battistoni, “Latour’s Metamorphosis”, New Left Review Sidecar (open access)

Alyssa Battistoni, “Latour’s Metamorphosis“, New Left Review Sidecar (open access)

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Jacques Lacan, Le Séminaire Livre XIV: La Logique du fantasme, ed. Jacques-Alain Miller – Seuil, January 2023

Jacques Lacan, Le Séminaire Livre XIV: La Logique du fantasme, ed. Jacques-Alain Miller – Seuil, January 2023 After a long gap, and some legal problems, the publication of the seminar is ongoing once again: « Logique du fantasme », l’expression … Continue reading

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Elisabetta Basso’s Young Foucault reviewed in The Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences (behind paywall; some excerpts here)

I have a review of Elisabetta Basso’s excellent Young Foucault: The Lille manuscripts on psychopathology, phenomenology, and anthropology, 1952–1955, translated by Marie Satya McDonough (Columbia University Press, 2022) in The Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. The review is unfortunately … Continue reading

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La Pensée 410 – special issue on Henri Lefebvre

La Pensée 410 – special issue on Henri Lefebvre Les 24 et 25 mars 2022 s’est tenu à Paris un colloque, organisé par La Pensée, le Groupe d’études du matérialisme rationnel et la Fondation Gabriel Péri, consacré à l’étude et à l’hommage … Continue reading

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