Category Archives: William Shakespeare

Indo-European thought project update 6: beginning the Leverhulme fellowship, my self-imposed guidelines for writing and time-discipline, and some summer cycling and writing

I’m in the incredibly privileged position of beginning a Leverhulme major research fellowship this week, to work on the Indo-European thought in Twentieth-Century France project. As a note to myself, I’m going to try to work with the guidelines I set myself seven years … Continue reading

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William M. Hawley, Shakespeare’s Theory of International Relations: Diplomacy, Romance, and Aesthetics – Cambridge Scholars, August 2022

William M. Hawley, Shakespeare’s Theory of International Relations: Diplomacy, Romance, and Aesthetics – Cambridge Scholars, August 2022 This book treats William Shakespeare’s romances as international relations (IR) theory plays depicting paths to peace abroad, showing that the playwright sounds the … Continue reading

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Jacques Derrida, Perjury and Pardon Volume 1, translated by David Wills – University of Chicago Press, September 2022

Jacques Derrida, Perjury and Pardon Volume 1, translated by David Wills – University of Chicago Press, September 2022 An inquiry into the problematic of perjury, or lying, and forgiveness from one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. … Continue reading

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Indo-European Thought project update 4: Editing and Introducing Dumézil’s Mitra-Varuna, and working with Foucault’s Lecture Courses 

Editing Georges Dumézil’s Mitra-Varuna has taken far longer than I expected, but I think the text of the book is now complete. The major challenge, as I’ve indicated before, was the process of checking, completing and sometimes correcting Dumézil’s references. I’ve been mainly … Continue reading

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The Frankfurt School and Shakespeare, Garrick’s Temple, Hampton, 25 June 2022 [now taking place online]

The Frankfurt School and Shakespeare, Garrick’s Temple, Hampton, 25 June 2022 Update: due to rail strikes this is now taking place online. Registration free, but required. 09.30: Coffee (Temple Pavilion) 10.00: Chair: Jennifer Rust (Saint Louis University)  Paul Kottman (New School … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 15: submission of the revised manuscript and the end of the project

On Wednesday afternoon, I submitted the final, revised manuscript of The Archaeology of Foucault to Polity. I’d submitted the manuscript for review in February during Warwick’s reading week, and had two very positive and useful reports back at the end of March. … 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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Suzanne Gossett, Shakespeare and Textual Theory – Arden/Bloomsbury, February 2022

Suzanne Gossett, Shakespeare and Textual Theory – Arden/Bloomsbury, February 2022 There is no Shakespeare without text. Yet readers often do not realize that the words in the book they hold, like the dialogue they hear from the stage, has been … Continue reading

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Shifting Territory and Sovereignty: People, Place and Power – interview on Radio Northern Beaches

Shifting Territory and Sovereignty: People, Place and Power – interview on Radio Northern Beaches with Michael Lester, Not a great recording of my voice, but hopefully listenable. in conversation with stuart elden, professor, political theory and geography, warwick university, uk, … Continue reading

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Alisa Zhulina, ‘The Tyrant and the Martyr: Recent Research on Sovereignty and Theater’ – review essay in Journal of the History of Ideas (including Shakespearean Territories)

Alisa Zhulina, ‘The Tyrant and the Martyr: Recent Research on Sovereignty and Theater‘ – review essay in Journal of the History of Ideas (requires subscription). An interesting review essay, which includes discussion of my book Shakespearean Territories (University of Chicago … Continue reading

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