Category Archives: Thinkers

Nancy Luxon (ed.), Archives of Infamy: Foucault on State Power in the Lives of Ordinary Citizens – University of Minnesota Press, August 2019

Nancy Luxon (ed.), Archives of Infamy: Foucault on State Power in the Lives of Ordinary Citizens – University of Minnesota Press, August 2019 Great to see a copy of this collection, in which I have a piece ‘Home, Street, City: … Continue reading

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Books received – Neil Brenner, New State Spaces, and books from Duke University Press

A copy of Neil Brenner’s New Urban Spaces: Urban Theory and the Scale Question, sent by Neil, and some books from Duke University Press in recompense for review work. They are Stuart Hall, Essential Essays and Cultural Studies 1983; Ann Laura Stoler, Duress, Ernesto Bassi, … Continue reading

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Videos of Plenaries from Truth, Fiction, Illusion: Worlds & Experience’ Conference 2019 – Malpas, Elden, Margaroni, Mbembe, Stiegler

Full playlist here – plenaries by Jeff Malpas, Stuart Elden, Maria Margaroni, Bernard Stiegler, Achille Mbembe and discussion between Mbembe and Stiegler.

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Richard Polt, Time and Trauma: Thinking Through Heidegger in the Thirties reviewed at NDPR by Thomas Sheehan

Also at NDPR, Thomas Sheehan reviews Richard Polt’s Time and Trauma: Thinking Through Heidegger in the Thirties. In the Anglophone world, few if any know the Heidegger of the 1930s better than Richard Polt. His co-translation of three Heidegger courses … Continue reading

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Jacques Derrida, Theory and Practice reviewed at NDPR by Edward Baring

Jacques Derrida, Theory and Practice – his 1976-77 ENS lecture course – is reviewed at NDPR by Edward Baring, author of the excellent The Young Derrida and French Philosophy, 1945-1968. Jacques Derrida’s Theory and Practice, a seminar he taught at the École … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 25 – back after a long break on other projects

It’s been over five months since I posted an update on The Early Foucault, and it is only in the last couple of weeks that I’ve really been back at work on the manuscript. In the spring and early summer … Continue reading

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Books received – Dodds & Nuttall, Osborne, Bataille, Demetriou and Dimova, Fennelly, Magazine littéraire

Books received – Klaus Dodds & Mark Nuttall, The Arctic: What Everyone Needs to Know, Thomas Osborne, The Structure of Modern Cultural Theory, George Bataille, The Unfinished System of Knowledge, Olga Demetriou and Rozita Dimova, The Political Materialities of Borders, Katherine Fennelly, An … Continue reading

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Nadia Bou Ali and Rohit Goel (eds.), Lacan Contra Foucault: Subjectivity, Sex, and Politics, Bloomsbury, 2019 – reviewed at NDPR

Nadia Bou Ali and Rohit Goel (eds.), Lacan Contra Foucault: Subjectivity, Sex, and Politics, Bloomsbury, 2019 – reviewed at NDPR. Sounds an interesting, if uneven collection. Shame about the prohibitive price. This book grew out of a 2015 conference at … Continue reading

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Remembering Paul Virilio: New Issue of Cultural Politics July 2019 (requires subscription)

Remembering Paul Virilio: New Issue of Cultural Politics July 2019 (requires subscription)  

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Michel Foucault, Folie, Langage, Litterature, edited by Henri-Paul Fruchaud, Daniele Lorenzini and Judith Revel, Vrin, September 2019

Michel Foucault, Folie, Langage, Litterature, edited by Henri-Paul Fruchaud, Daniele Lorenzini and Judith Revel, Vrin, September 2019 The latest collection of pieces from the archive, with an introduction by Judith Revel. La folie, le langage et la littérature ont longtemps … Continue reading

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