Category Archives: Thinkers

Books received – Logistical Worlds, Bachelard, Serres, Cremonesi et al, de Beistegui, Strang et al

Logistical Worlds (sent by the publisher), Gaston Bachelard, The Dialectic of Duration, Michel Serres, The Birth of Physics, Laura Cremonesi et al eds, Foucault and the Making of Subjects (all recompense for review work), Miguel de Beistegui, The Government of Desire: A Genealogy of the … Continue reading

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Kingston Shakespeare Series Conference: Shakespeare and Foucault – Garrick’s Temple, Hampton, 23 June 2018

A reminder of the Kingston Shakespeare Series Conference: Shakespeare and Foucault – to be held at Garrick’s Temple, Hampton, on Saturday 23 June 2018. Full details here and programme here. Booking is essential (£20 registration fee). David Garrick built his Shakespeare … Continue reading

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Alastair Davidson, Antonio Gramsci: Towards an Intellectual Biography – Haymarket books

Alastair Davidson, Antonio Gramsci: Towards an Intellectual Biography – published in February 2018 by Haymarket books. This engrossing political biography aims to lift Gramsci’s legacy out of the sterile debates that have endured since his death. Few revolutionaries have a … Continue reading

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Heidegger, ‘The Question Concerning the Thing’ lecture course – new translation forthcoming in September 2018

Martin Heidegger’s Die Frage nach dem Ding was one of the courses he published in his lifetime (in 1962), and then was later included in the Gesamtausgabe. There was an English translation as What is a Thing? in 1967, but … Continue reading

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‘Little Stars and Galloping Steeds: Sex in Shakespeare’ – Rose Theatre Kingston, June 22, 2018

The day before the Foucault and Shakespeare event, there is a day-long workshop at Kingston’s Rose Theatre. Little Stars and Galloping Steeds: Sex in Shakespeare – Friday June 22, 2018, Rose Theatre Kingston. It’s free, but registration is required. 9.30am: … Continue reading

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Transcribe Bentham – papers from UCL and British Library completely digitised

Jeremy Bentham’s papers from the collections of UCL and the British Library are now all digitised. Full update here, but here’s the first part. The digitisation of Bentham’s writings has always been a central element of the Transcribe Bentham initiative, … Continue reading

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Italian Limes project – Andrea Bagnato, Marco Ferrari and Elisa Pasqual, A Moving Border – Alpine Cartographies of Climate Change, forthcoming with Columbia University Press

I’ve talked about the amazing work of the Italian Limes project before, and I’m pleased to say that their book will be published in December 2018. Andrea Bagnato, Marco Ferrari and Elisa Pasqual, A Moving Border – Alpine Cartographies of Climate … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Confessions of the Flesh – audio recording of talk at Goldsmiths, 9 May 2018

I gave a talk about Foucault’s Les aveux de la chair on May 9th at the Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought, Goldsmiths University. Full details here. The talk was based on my review essay on the book, published on the … Continue reading

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Derrida’s Margins: Inside the personal library of Jacques Derrida

Derrida’s Margins: Inside the personal library of Jacques Derrida For Jacques Derrida (1930-2004), reading was an active process: he read texts by thinkers like Rousseau, Heidegger, Lévi-Strauss, Hegel, and Husserl with a writing utensil in hand.  As Derrida affirmed in a late interview, the … Continue reading

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Thomas Lemke, A Critique of Political Reason: Foucault’s Analysis of Modern Governmentality – forthcoming with Verso in January 2019

Also with Verso, the long overdue translation of Thomas Lemke, A Critique of Political Reason: Foucault’s Analysis of Modern Governmentality – forthcoming in January 2019. Lemke offers the most comprehensive and systematic account of Michel Foucault’s work on power and … Continue reading

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