Category Archives: teaching

Books received (2) – Hyppolite, Mauss, Wollstonecraft, Jameson, Benveniste, Forestal & Philips, Besteman

The papers from Hyppolite’s final seminar (including pieces by Derrida and Althusser), Marcel Mauss, Sociologie et anthropologie, Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, some works by Emile Benveniste, Fredric Jameson’s The Prison-House of Language, Jennifer Forestal and … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault Update 4: The term from hell, Foucault in Brazil and Tunisia, and the problems of archival research in a pandemic

This was an exceptionally difficult term – probably the hardest I can remember in twenty-five years of working in universities. It was very hard to make any progress on this manuscript – the fourth and final book in this sequence … Continue reading

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Books received – Lévi-Strauss, Wilcken, Mill, Rancière, Badiou, Salmon, Sirinelli

Some books bought recently for the Foucault work, related projects and J.S. Mill for teaching. I’m teaching the history of political thought again this year, and while I have most of the texts we’re using, didn’t have Mill’s Considerations on … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 3: Early versions of some texts, the Port-Royal Grammar, Foucault’s work on literature, Bataille and Nietzsche, and a writing break in Wales

A lot of the time recently has been spent revising The Early Foucault, but that is now done, and in the run-up to term I spent a bit of time on this manuscript. Ordinarily I’d have had to spend this time preparing teaching, … Continue reading

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Important pieces on the dangers of reopening UK campuses in September – updated

In the UK, the next academic year begins in September or early October. While most universities have said lectures will be delivered online, they seem to be keen to have some face-to-face teaching of smaller classes. Some important pieces are … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault Update 21: Pushing Gravel Uphill

Just over two years ago, while I was having something to eat in Pasadena, before a conference on Early Modern Literary Geographies, I sketched out how a pair of books on Foucault’s work up until 1969 might look. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Teaching Political Economy – notes and links from the Warwick workshop by Ben Richardson and Anika Heckwolf at Progress in Political Economy

Teaching Political Economy – notes and links from the Warwick workshop by Ben Richardson and Anika Heckwolf at Progress in Political Economy In September 2018, a Teaching Political Economy workshop was held at the University of Warwick, sponsored by the … Continue reading

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Foucault also struggled to get his students to do the reading…

I’ve previously shared one of Lacan’s comments from his seminar. Here’s Foucault on the same theme: Has everyone read these texts? Yes? No? Nobody? Well, I will have to punish you, that’s for sure! I’m not going to tell you … Continue reading

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Cite Specific: Analyzing Endnotes to Teach Historical Methods

Cite Specific: Analyzing Endnotes to Teach Historical Methods – an interesting exercise by Roxanne Panchasi. It all started with a desire to have a different kind of conversation with my students about citation, one that wouldn’t be consumed by the details of … Continue reading

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Map Projection Transitions – animated versions

I usually begin my courses on geopolitics and territory with some discussion of map projections. Jason Davies has provides some good animated versions here – thanks to Rob Kitchin for the link.

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