Category Archives: Thinkers

Beginning work on the revision of Shakespearean Territories – and the climb that awaits at the end of it

Today I begin work on the revisions for Shakespearean Territories. At the end of this work – in about three weeks’ time – I’m off to Provence for a week of cycling, including Mont Ventoux. Advertisements

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‘Edward Said’s ideas about power and identity still resonate today’ – CBC radio

‘Edward Said’s ideas about power and identity still resonate today’ – CBC radio interview from 1993. Edward Said is considered to have been one of the world’s most eminent cultural and literary critics. A Palestinian Christian Arab who moved to the … Continue reading

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Books received – Freud, Carceral Notebooks 12, Derrida, Latour, Eribon

Two volumes of the Penguin Freud library, issue 12 of the Carceral Notebooks; the most recently published Derrida seminar, Théorie et pratique; Bruno Latour’s Facing Gaia and a second-hand copy of Didier Eribon’s Michel Foucault et ses contemporains. The Latour was … Continue reading

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Eyal Weizman, Vertical Apartheid in Israel-Palestine – new preface (open access) to Hollow Land

Eyal Weizman, ‘Vertical Apartheid in Israel-Palestine‘ a new preface (open access) to the re-edition of his classic Hollow Land.

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Why you should double-check references…

I have long made a point of trying to avoid references of the form ‘X cited in Y’ (see Eleven Thoughts on Reading and Citing), at least without first checking source X. Having spent quite a bit of time recently … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault, ‘Homère, les récits, l’éducation, les discours’ edited by Martin Rueff in NRF (and a question)

Another piece of Foucault from the archive was published last year – Michel Foucault, ‘Homère, les récits, l’éducation, les discours‘ edited by Martin Rueff in NRF. Apparently these notes date from the drafting of The Archaeology of Knowledge. I’ve ordered a copy … Continue reading

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David Harvey, Marx, Capital and the Madness of Economic Reason – forthcoming in August

David Harvey, Marx, Capital and the Madness of Economic Reason forthcoming in August Marx’s Capital is one of the most important texts of the modern era. The three volumes, published between 1867 and 1883, changed the destiny of countries, politics … Continue reading

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Work for the summer – Shakespeare, Canguilhem and Foucault

My last talk of the 2016-17 academic year was in Stockholm at the Nordic Geographers Meeting. This academic year, despite saying ‘no’ quite a lot, I gave twenty visiting talks, in seven different countries (UK, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, … Continue reading

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A long overdue translation of Ernst Jünger’s Der Arbeiter – forthcoming in November 2017

A long overdue translation of Ernst Jünger’s Der Arbeiter as The Worker: Dominion and Form is forthcoming in November 2017, edited by Laurence Paul Hemming and translated by Hemming and Bogdan Costea. Written in 1932, just before the fall of … Continue reading

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A copy of Foucault and Rocher’s translation of Viktor von Weizsäcker’s Der Gestaltkreis

I’ve been looking for a copy of Foucault and Daniel Rocher’s translation of Viktor von Weizsäcker’s Der Gestaltkreis as Le Cycle de la Structure for sometime, and now have a copy. While the German text is widely available, the translation was … Continue reading

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