Category Archives: Thinkers

Bibliothèque nationale – pictures of the renovated Richelieu building

In my reports of my work on Foucault, I’ve often talked about the Richelieu building of the Bibliothèque nationale where I’ve been working on his archive. Initially this was in a temporary space, passing through portacabins and past a lot … Continue reading

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Books received – Merleau-Ponty, Lecourt, Foucault, Canguilhem, Moore

Some books picked up in Paris and London – mainly for the early Foucault work, but also Margaret Moore’s A Political Theory of Territory, just out from OUP.

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The Early Foucault update 4: Merleau-Ponty, Canguilhem, a week in the archive and a book contract…

The past few weeks have felt like I am running a few different research careers in parallel, with ongoing things around Lefebvre, Shakespeare and the terrain work. This has meant dealing with publishers, grant bodies, and writing projects, as well … Continue reading

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Critique n° 835 : Michel Foucault – including a previously unpublished lecture by Foucault

Critique n° 835 is a theme issue entitled ‘Michel Foucault. Un très beau feu d’artifice‘. Perhaps the key piece of interest is a previously unpublished lecture by Foucault, ‘La littérature et la folie’, edited from the manuscript at the Bibliothèque … Continue reading

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Genealogies of Environmentalism: The Lost Works of Clarence Glacken – forthcoming in June 2017

Genealogies of Environmentalism: The Lost Works of Clarence Glacken – edited by S. Ravi Rajan with Adam Romero and Michael Watts – forthcoming with University of Virginia Press in June 2017. I’m very pleased to see this – when I … Continue reading

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Books received – Lacan, Shakespeare, Freud, Nietzsche, Bambach and Kantorowicz

Lacan’s Four Fundamental Concepts; the new Arden edition of Cymbeline; the translation of the first edition of Freud’s Three Essays; the 1964 proceedings of a conference on Nietzsche; an edited collection on Lacan’s first two seminars; Charles Bambach’s Thinking the Poetic Measure … Continue reading

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Alain Badiou, No Limit – a report on his final seminar

Alain Badiou, No Limit – a report on his final seminar by Philip Douroux, translated at the Verso blog (French original here).

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Althusser, Spinoza and Revolution in Philosophy: An Interview with Warren Montag

Althusser, Spinoza and Revolution in Philosophy: An Interview with Warren Montag in Salvage. A fascinating discussion of Althusser, Jonathan Swift, Pierre Macherey, Adam Smith and others.

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Althusser, an Intellectual Adventure, a film by Bruno Oliviero – available on Youtube

Althusser, an Intellectual Adventure – a film by Bruno Oliviero. The entire film is available on Youtube. Thanks to Irina Culic for the link. The interview with Althusser is in Italian, with French subtitles. Most of the film is in … Continue reading

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Eyal Weizman video interview on ‘Forensic Architecture – Investigating the Blueprint of War Crimes’ on Russia Today

Eyal Weizman video interview on ‘Forensic Architecture – Investigating the Blueprint of War Crimes’ on Russia Today. A fascinating discussion of what his Goldsmiths research agency Forensic Architecture does, and a robust response to hostile questioning. Eyal writes: A few … Continue reading

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