Category Archives: Emile Benveniste

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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Indo-European thought project update 8: working on Barthes, Lévi-Strauss and the Mission Paul Pelliot

Since the last update on this project I’ve not done quite what I intended. I had thought I’d begin working systematically through Georges Dumézil’s works in a chronological way, filling in much detail and some gaps in my previous reading. Instead I went down … Continue reading

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Some bibliographical questions about Roland Barthes [with some answers]

Some bibliographical questions about Roland Barthes. Any answers much appreciated – and with the first three will hopefully interesting to others; the final one is more a remark (or, as the cliché goes, more of a comment than a question). … Continue reading

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Indo-European thought project update 7: Working on Dumézil’s teaching, a few research resources, and some archival work in Paris

I’ve made some progress with the Indo-European project over the past few weeks. Not as much as I’d hoped, and it feels a bit unsystematic at this point, but early work is often like that. This has included a couple … Continue reading

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Indo-European Thought project update 5: Reading Saussure

With the proofs and index of The Archaeology of Foucault complete, the next thing will hopefully be receiving an advance copy toward the end of the year. The new edition of Dumézil’s Mitra-Varuna is now in production with HAU books, and should be out … Continue reading

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Books received – Detienne, Benveniste, Olender, Dumézil, Rampling, Katz

Some second-hand books for the Indo-European thought project, along with Jennifer M. Rampling, The Experimental Fire: Inventing English Alchemy, 1300-1700, in recompense for review work, and Irit Katz, The Common Camp: Architecture of Power and Resistance in Israel-Palestine, which I … Continue reading

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Books received – Macherey, Kurlander, Vuillerod, Kristeva, Vernant, Benveniste, Trubetzkoy, Dumézil

A mix of second-hand books, mostly for the new project on Indo-European thought in France, along with a copy of Jean-Baptiste Vuillerod, La naissance de l’anti-hégélianisme: Louis Althusser et Michel Foucault, lecteurs de Hegel, and another volume of the Théorie series, Pierre Macherey, … Continue reading

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Indo-European thought in twentieth-century France – the next major project

Although the manuscript on Foucault in the 1960s is not complete, the end is in sight, and I hope to have most of it done by early 2022. That book will complete my four-volume intellectual history of Foucault’s entire career. … Continue reading

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Books received – Kristeva, Lacan, Cahiers pour l’analyse, Benveniste

All bought second-hand, including the issue of Cahiers pour l’analyse with the questions to Foucault and his reply.

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Books received – Benveniste, Althusser, Eliade, Heidegger, Nail, Derrida, Miller, Dumézil

Mostly bought second-hand, but also Thomas Nail, Theory of the Object and Paul Allen Miller, Foucault’s Seminars on Antiquity, both sent by the publishers, and the most recent of Derrida’s seminars and Heidegger’s notebooks.

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