Category Archives: Georges Bataille

Stuart Elden, The Archaeology of Foucault – Polity, December 2022, cover and preorder details

The final book in my series of studies of Foucault, The Archaeology of Foucault, is due for publication with Polity in December 2022. On 20 May 1961 Foucault defended his two doctoral theses; on 2 December 1970 he gave his … Continue reading

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The Collège de Sociologie and Shakespeare, Garrick’s Temple to Shakespeare seminar, 9 April 2022 (online)

9 April 2022, 10am-6pm (UK) – The Collège de Sociologie and Shakespeare, Garrick’s Temple to Shakespeare, online event. Pleased to share the details of this seminar, co-organised with Richard Wilson. The event is online, sadly, instead of at the lovely Garrick’s … Continue reading

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Books received – University of Minnesota Press, Sartre, Dumézil, Koyré

A mixed pile of books, mostly from University of Minnesota Press in recompense for some review work, along with some second-hand French books.

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Nina Power and Justin Murphy, Introduction to Bataille – video beginning an online course

Nina Power and Justin Murphy, Introduction to Bataille – video beginning an online course. More details on the course here – thanks to Jeremy Crampton for the links.

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Books received – Merleau-Ponty, Bataille, Dumézil, Arboleda, Khalili, Patron

Second-hand books by Merleau-Ponty, Bataille and Dumézil; Martin Arboleda, Planetary Mine and Laleh Khalili, Sinews of War and Trade from the Verso sale; and Sylvie Patron, Critique 1946-1996.

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Books received – Bataille & Breton, Dumézil, Char, Sloterdijk

The little volume « Contre-Attaque », which brings together documents from André Breton and Georges Bataille; René Char’s Dans l’atelier du poète; some books by Dumézil; and a copy of Sloterdijk’s Infinite Mobilization, which I endorsed.

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The Early Foucault Update 32: Unable to finish a manuscript during lockdown

While these are strange and disruptive times, as much as I’m able, I’m trying to make progress on this book manuscript. I’d intended to submit it to Polity by the end of April, but that unfortunately wasn’t possible. I can … Continue reading

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Georges Bataille’s Oeuvres complètes and English translations – list updated to include all volumes

I’ve done some further updating to the list of works in Georges Bataille’s Oeuvres complètes and other French collections and the English translations. The main addition is that I’ve now listed the articles in Volumes XI and XII of the Oeuvres … Continue reading

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Books received – Veyne, Dumézil, Bataille & Leiris, Eliade, Chapsal

Trying to keep second-hand booksellers in business… a pile of recently bought books, including Paul Veyne’s memoirs, the English translation of the Bataille-Leiris correspondence, the first volume of Mircea Eliade’s journals, a collection of interviews by Madeleine Chapsal, and some … Continue reading

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Georges Bataille’s Oeuvres complètes and English translations – addition of Vols I and II to the list

I’ve done some further updating to the list of works in Georges Bataille’s Oeuvres complètes and other French collections and the English translations. The main work is the list of articles in Volume I, and the posthumous texts of Volume II, … Continue reading

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