Category Archives: Thinkers

The Early Foucault update 18: back to work, and thinking about the 1960s

It’s taken longer than anticipated for me to return to the work on The Early Foucault. The last update was back in April. Through the spring the book on Canguilhem was drafted, revised and then submitted to Polity Press on 4 … Continue reading

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Arjen Kleinherenbrink, Against Continuity: Gilles Deleuze’s Speculative Realism – Edinburgh UP, Jan 2019

Arjen Kleinherenbrink, Against Continuity: Gilles Deleuze’s Speculative Realism – Edinburgh UP, Jan 2019 Against Continuity is the first book to demonstrate that the beating heart of Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy is a systematic ontology of irreducible, singular entities. This requires a … Continue reading

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Spaces of Crisis and Critique: Heterotopias Beyond Foucault, edited by Anthony Faramelli, David Hancock, Robert G. White – Bloomsbury September 2018

Spaces of Crisis and Critique: Heterotopias Beyond Foucault, edited by Anthony Faramelli, David Hancock, Robert G. White – Bloomsbury 2018. Unfortunately only hardback and expensive e-book. In Of Other Spaces Foucault coined the term “heterotopias” to signify “all the other … Continue reading

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Reading Derrida’s Geschlecht III: Responses to an Archival Discovery, Princeton, Oct 12-13 2018

Reading Derrida’s Geschlecht III: Responses to an Archival Discovery, Princeton, Oct 12-13 2018. Derrida wrote four papers on the theme of ‘Geschlecht’ – race, lineage, sex, and multiple other meanings – in Heidegger, publishing I, II and IV. The third … Continue reading

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‘Shakespeare, Richard II and the Political Economy of Territory’ – short piece at the Progress in Political Economy blog

I have a short piece at the Progress in Political Economy blog entitled ‘Shakespeare, Richard II and the Political Economy of Territory‘. Thanks to Adam David Morton for the invitation to contribute. Shakespeare has long been seen as a writer … Continue reading

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Kingston Shakespeare Series Conference: Shakespeare and Derrida, 1 September 2018

Kingston Shakespeare Series Conference: Shakespeare and Derrida, 1 September 2018, Garrick’s Temple, Hampton – initial details here. This follows various other conferences on Shakespeare and theorists – I spoke at the one on Shakespeare and Foucault last month – and … Continue reading

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The Doreen Massey Reader and Doreen Massey: Critical Dialogues – Agenda, 2018

The Doreen Massey Reader, edited by Brett Christophers, Rebecca Lave, Jamie Peck, Marion Werner and Doreen Massey: Critical Dialogues, edited by Marion Werner, Jamie Peck, Rebecca Lave, and Brett Christophers, Agenda, 2018 Here’s the description of the Reader: Doreen Massey (1944–2016) changed … Continue reading

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Stuart Elden, ‘Why should people interested in territory read Shakespeare?’ – Territory, Politics, Governance, open access until end of September 2018

Stuart Elden, ‘Why should people interested in territory read Shakespeare?‘ – Territory, Politics, Governance – open access until end of September 2018. I shared this before, but the article is now open access. It’s a short piece which acts as a kind … Continue reading

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Cycling across borders – Slovenia, Austria, Italy

Just back from a week on holiday in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. A little hiking but mainly cycling. Kranjska Gora is in the north-west of the country, close to the borders with Italy and Austria. I’ve crossed borders within the Schengen area … Continue reading

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Canguilhem – book for Polity’s Key Contemporary Thinkers series, forthcoming 2019

My study of Georges Canguilhem was resubmitted earlier this month. It’s now been accepted in final form and will appear in Polity’s Key Contemporary Thinkers series in early 2019. As I’ve mentioned before, the book developed out of the work I’ve … Continue reading

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