Category Archives: Thinkers

Books received – Newman, Lacan, Chartier, Calvet, Esposito, Boquet and Nacy

Some books received in recompense for review work for Polity – Saul Newman, Political Theology; Jacques Lacan, The Sinthome; Roger Chartier, Cardenio between Cervantes and Shakespeare; Louis-Jean Calvet’s biography of Roland Barthes; Roberto Esposito, A Philosophy for Europe; and Damien Boquet and Piroska Nagy, Medieval Sensibilities. … Continue reading

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Books received – Story, TCS, Gombrich and Eribon, Crewe, Derrida, Kantorowicz

 Brett Story, Prison Land: Mapping Carceral Power across Neoliberal America; the new issue of Theory, Culture and Society, ‘Thinking with Algorithms‘, edited by Louise Amoore; Ernst Gombrich and Didier Eribon, A Lifelong Interest; Louise Crewe, Lords of Parliament: Manners, Rituals and Politics; Jacques Derrida, … Continue reading

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Mark A. Wrathall, The Cambridge Heidegger Lexicon – CUP, December 2019

Mark A. Wrathall, The Cambridge Heidegger Lexicon – Cambridge University Press, December 2019 Martin Heidegger (1889–1976) was one of the most original thinkers of the twentieth century. His work has profoundly influenced philosophers including Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Maurice … Continue reading

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Three upcoming talks on Shakespeare – landscapes, Foucault, Kantorowicz and the oath

I have three upcoming talks on Shakespeare. The first is the Fourth Denis Cosgrove lecture in the GeoHumanities, to be given at the British Academy on 23 May 2019, 6.30pm. I was asked to speak about the Shakespearean Territories book, and I … Continue reading

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Christopher Watkin, “Nancy is a thinker of Radical Emancipation”, with a response by Jean-Luc Nancy

Christopher Watkin, “Nancy is a thinker of Radical Emancipation”, with a response by Jean-Luc Nancy – plenary talk given at the ‘Thinking with Jean-Luc Nancy’ conference, University of Oxford, 29 March 2019.

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Sophie Chiari, Shakespeare’s Representation of Climate, Weather and Environment – EUP 2019

Sophie Chiari, Shakespeare’s Representation of Climate, Weather and Environment: The Early Modern ‘Fated Sky’ – Edinburgh University Press, 2019 Just an expensive hardback/e-book at the moment, but this looks very interesting. Her essay “Climatic Issues in Early Modern England: Shakespeare’s … Continue reading

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Books received – Latour, Valverde, Kantorowicz, and the two versions of Foucault’s L’ordre du discours

Bruno Latour’s Où atterrir?, Mariana Valverde’s study of Michel Foucault, now in paperback, and Ernst Kantorowicz, Oeuvres – which i mainly got for the biography by Alain Boureau. Also in the pile is a second-hand copy of Foucault’s L’ordre du discours – and the … Continue reading

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Book launch for Canguilhem, gloknos/CRASSH, University of Cambridge, 20 May 2019

On 20 May at 3pm there will be a book launch for my recently-published book Canguilhem, hosted by gloknos/CRASSH at the University of Cambridge. I’ll be in conversation with Inanna Hamati-Ataya and Simon Reid-Henry. It will be held in S1, Alison Richard Building, University … Continue reading

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Orienting Ourselves in the World: The Particular and the General, University of Manchester, 9 May 2019

Update: 5 April – just been told a few places are available, but be quick. WORKSHOP Orienting Ourselves in the World: The Particular and the General Thursday 9 May 2019, 11am-5:30pm (coffee from 11, programme start at 11:30) The University … Continue reading

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Walter Benjamin and Shakespeare symposium, Saturday April 6, 2019, Garrick’s Temple to Shakespeare, Hampton

Walter Benjamin and Shakespeare symposium Saturday April 6, 2019, Garrick’s Temple to Shakespeare, Hampton David Garrick built his Shakespeare Temple beside the Thames at Hampton in 1755 as a place where ‘the thinkers of the world’ would meet to reflect on … Continue reading

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