Category Archives: Thinkers

Shakespearean Territories, University of Chicago Press, 2018 – now available

I’ve had an advance copy of Shakespearean Territories for a few weeks, but now have the warehouse copies, which means the book should be more widely available from usual booksellers in physical or e-book formats. Shakespeare was an astute observer of … Continue reading

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Marie-Laure Massot, Arianna Sforzini and Vincent Ventresque, ‘Transcribing Foucault’s Handwriting with Transkribus’ – open access piece on Foucault’s archives

Marie-Laure Massot, Arianna Sforzini and Vincent Ventresque, ‘Transcribing Foucault’s Handwriting with Transkribus‘ (open access) – a fascinating report on the work being done with Foucault’s papers.  

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Design Agency within Earth Systems (Part 3) – Neil Brenner lecture and Stuart Elden commentary

Design Agency within Earth Systems (Part 3) – Neil Brenner lecture and Stuart Elden commentary. A discussion around the relation between the urban and territory.

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Marcelo Hoffman, Militant Acts: The Role of Investigations in Radical Political Struggles – SUNY Press, Jan 2019

Marcelo Hoffman, Militant Acts: The Role of Investigations in Radical Political Struggles – SUNY Press, January 2019 Offers a history of the role of investigations in radical political struggles from the nineteenth century forward. Militant Acts presents a broad history … Continue reading

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‘Foucault before the History of Madness: lectures, translations, Nietzsche’ – audio recording of Sussex talk

The audio recording of my talk on “Foucault before the History of Madness: lectures, translations, Nietzsche” given at the University of Sussex on 7 December 2018 is available here. Many thanks to Bal Sokhi-Bulley and Anna Gurmucio Ramberg for the … Continue reading

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Books received – Derrida, Agamben, Delaporte, Jordan

Some books in recompense for review work for Stanford University Press – Derrida’s Monolingualism of the Other and Paper Machine; Giorgio Agamben, The Use of Bodies; François Delaporte, Anatomy of the Passions and Mark D. Jordan, Convulsing Bodies: Religion and Resistance in Foucault.

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Books received – Agamben, Shakespeare, Lecourt, Bataille, Vitale, Zartaloudis, Massey

Giorgio Agamben, Stasis: Civil War as a Political Paradigm; All’s Well That Ends Well (the penultimate volume of the Arden Shakespeare, third series), Dominique Lecourt, Proletarian Science; Georges Bataille, The Absence of Myth; Francisco Vitale, Biodeconstruction: Jacques Derrida and the … Continue reading

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Truth, Fiction, Illusion: Worlds and Experience – Association for Philosophy and Literature conference, May 29-June 2 2019 – Mbembe, Stiegler, Elden, Cixous (?)

CFP: Truth, Fiction, Illusion: Worlds and Experience – Association for Philosophy and Literature conference, with Theory, Culture & Society and Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt, Austria, May 29-June 2 2019 Peter Gratton adds that the speakers will include Bernard Stiegler, Achille Mbembe, … Continue reading

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Books received – Bataille, Bousquet, Elders, Barney & Montag (eds.), de Ipola, Venn

Georges Bataille, Une Liberté Souveraine; Antoine Bousquet, The Eye of War: Military Perception from the Telescope to the Drone; Fons Elders, Reflexive Water; Richard Barney and Warren Montag (eds.), Systems of Life: Biopolitics, Economics and Literature on the Cusp of … Continue reading

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Advance copy of Shakespearean Territories (University of Chicago Press, 2018) received

I’ve just received an advance copy of Shakespearean Territories (University of Chicago Press, 2018). The book has been a long time in production, and the final stages were delayed by paper shortages and printer problems in the US. I’ve been … Continue reading

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