Category Archives: Sigmund Freud

Books received – Freud, Beckman on Deleuze, Heidegger, Olson, Hanawalt, Willetts

Freud’s Therapy and Technique; Frida Beckman’s Gilles Deleuze; the latest volume of Heidegger’s Gesamtausgabe; Kevin Olson’s Imagined Sovereignties: The Power of the People and Other Myths of the Modern Age; Barbara Hanawalt’s Ceremony and Civility: Civic Culture in Late Medieval London; and David Willett’s A University … Continue reading

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My favourite academic books of 2017

  I don’t think I read as many new books this year as previous years, and the ‘to read’ piles get ever higher… But these are the academic books published in 2017 which I particularly liked: Update: the lists for … Continue reading

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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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Books received – Wilson, Beer, Park and Kaplan, Sullivan, Roudinesco, Mattern

A pile of recent books – Matthew Wilson, New Lines: Critical GIS and the Trouble of the Map; David Beer, Metric Power; Lisa Parks and Caren Kaplan (eds.), Life in the Age of Drone Warfare; Rob Sullivan, The Geography of … Continue reading

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Books received – Freud, Carceral Notebooks 12, Derrida, Latour, Eribon

Two volumes of the Penguin Freud library, issue 12 of the Carceral Notebooks; the most recently published Derrida seminar, Théorie et pratique; Bruno Latour’s Facing Gaia and a second-hand copy of Didier Eribon’s Michel Foucault et ses contemporains. The Latour was … Continue reading

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Books received – Lacan, Freud and Earth, Tree and Traffic from the Object Lessons series

Second-hand copies of Lacan’s Ecrits (the old Sheridan translation) and Freud’s Jokes and their Relation to the Unconscious; along with Earth, Tree and Traffic from Bloomsbury’s Object Lessons series, sent by the publisher. Earth looks especially interesting – not just … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 5: Canguilhem, Merleau-Ponty, Politzer, Lacan…

Until about a week ago I was focusing on the terrain work, for the London Review of International Law lecture, the conference in Oslo, and the lecture in Maynooth. But in and around other things I was also doing a … Continue reading

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On the appearance of books in a series

This post probably speaks to a collector’s instinct in me, or something else, but I really dislike the way that publishers mess with the design of books in a series. It is especially annoying when the books are released in sequence, … Continue reading

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Freud’s papers on technique in English – a summary of the suggestions

Earlier this week I asked this question: As part of my work on the early Foucault, I’m working through Lacan’s early seminars. I want to read the texts of Freud which Lacan is discussing first. The first extant volume of … Continue reading

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Books received – Freud, Yates, Wilson, Toal

Two volumes of Freud for the Foucault work; Julian Yates, Of Sheep, Oranges, and Yeast: A Multi-Species Impression sent by the publisher; Richard Wilson’s Will Power: Essays on Shakespearean Authority; and Gerard Toal’s Near Abroad: Putin, the West and the Contest … Continue reading

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