Category Archives: Thinkers

Carceral Notebooks Vol 12 now out – Foucault and the Prisons Information Group

Carceral Notebooks Vol 12 now out – Foucault and the Prisons Information Group. Edited by Andrew Dilts and Perry Zurn, it includes essays by Bernard Harcourt, Nicolas Drolc, Lisa Guenther, Kevin Thompson, Joy James and others. All the essays can … Continue reading

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Roberto Esposito, The Origin of the Political: Hannah Arendt or Simone Weil?reviewed at Berfrois by Gerardo Muñoz

Roberto Esposito, The Origin of the Political: Hannah Arendt or Simone Weil? is reviewed at Berfrois by Gerardo Muñoz

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Michel Foucault, Dire vrai sur soi-même – 1982 Toronto lectures out from Vrin

Michel Foucault, Dire vrai sur soi-même: Conférences prononcées à l’Université Victoria de Toronto is forthcoming from Vrin in February 2017. This is a volume in a series which has, until this point, largely comprised updated and critical editions of texts previously available in English or French, like the 1980 Berkeley/Dartmouth lectures or the 1983 parrēsia lectures from […]

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Books received – review work for Polity and Sage

A pile of recent books received in recompense for review work, and a couple of others sent by Polity from their Key Contemporary Thinkers series.

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The End of Term 2

The Maynooth and Dublin events were the last of a sequence of talks. Over this term I also gave talks in London (SOAS, IHR, British Library), Durham, Oslo, and Kingston. Often invitations grew after acceptance – come to give a seminar, but also … Continue reading

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Back from Maynooth and Dublin – terrain and Foucault

I had two very enjoyable days in Ireland last week. First, to give a talk entitled “Terrain: The Materiality of Territory” to the Department of Geography seminar, at the National University Ireland, Maynooth. I also met with students over lunch to … Continue reading

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Off to Maynooth and Dublin – talks on Terrain, publishing and Foucault

It’s a little difficult to treat today as just another day, after the events in London yesterday, but I’m just about to head to Ireland for a couple of events. This evening at 4pm I’ll be giving a talk entitled “Terrain: … Continue reading

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Marcelo Hoffman, In the Shadow of Dictatorship: Foucault in Brazil

Marcelo Hoffman, In the Shadow of Dictatorship: Foucault in Brazil at the Theory, Culture & Society website. Review of Heliana de Barros Conde Rodrigues, Ensaios sobre Michel Foucault no Brasil: Presença, efeitos, ressonâncias  (Lamparina 2016), 176 pages Michel Foucault visited … Continue reading

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Foucault in Ireland, March 24th, Dublin

Friday March 24th, ‘Foucault in Ireland‘ conference at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin. This one-day symposium reviews the engagement of Irish Studies with the work of Michel Foucault. It begins with a roundtable on the recent work of Stuart … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Roman Tragedies by Toneelgroep Amsterdam at the Barbican

Yesterday I attended one of the best theatrical experiences of my life – Shakespeare’s Roman Tragedies at the Barbican by Toneelgroep Amsterdam, directed by Ivo van Hove. In the last couple of weeks I’d already seen the first two instalments of … Continue reading

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