Category Archives: Giorgio Agamben

Agamben, Homo Sacer: A Blog Series at the SUP blog

Giorgio Agamben, Homo Sacer: A Blog Series at the SUP blog. Posts by Adam Kotsko, Kevin Attell, Peter Fenves, David Kishik, Alberto Toscano and Lorenzo Chiesa – an all-male lineup, unfortunately. All nine volumes of the Homo Sacer series, from … Continue reading

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Agamben’s Philosophical Lineage – forthcoming with Edinburgh University Press

Agamben’s Philosophical Lineage, edited by Adam Kotsko and Carlo Salzani – forthcoming with Edinburgh University Press. Early stages of work, but the contents and contributors are here.

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Books received – Shakespeare, Dickinson & Kotsko, Isin & Ruppert, Lamarque, Johnson

A few books for the Shakespeare work, including the new in paperback edition of the anonymous The Troublesome Reign of John, King of England; three books from Rowman & Littlefield, International in recompense for review work; and Matthew Johnson (ed.), … Continue reading

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Michael Naas on forms of life in Plato – audio recording

Michael Naas on forms of life in Plato – audio recording from a talk at Memorial University of Newfoundland. A fascinating talk on bios and zoe throughout Plato’s work – which adds much needed nuance to the rather crude distinction Agamben … Continue reading

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9 Critical Theory books that came out in March 2016

Another useful roundup from – Guattari, Agamben, and more…

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Books received – Cockburn, Benjamin, Agamben, Skornicki, GeoHumanities

Some recent books – Patrick Cockburn’s The Rise of Islamic State and Walter Benjamin’s The Origins of German Tragic Drama, which I bought in the Verso sale; Arnault Skornicki, La grande soif de l’État. Michel Foucault avec les sciences sociales, which I … Continue reading

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Giorgio Agamben, The Use of Bodies – available to pre-order

Giorgio Agamben, The Use of Bodies – available to pre-order. Giorgio Agamben’s Homo Sacer was one of the seminal works of political philosophy in recent decades. It was also the beginning of a series of interconnected investigations of staggering ambition and scope, … Continue reading

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The revised order of Agamben’s Homo Sacer series

Adam Kotsko has the details here. Now complete in Italian, and nearly in English: 1. Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life 2.1. State of Exception 2.2. Stasis: Civil War as a Political Paradigm 2.3. The Sacrament of Language: An Archeology of the Oath … Continue reading

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Society and Space open access highlight papers updated

The ‘highlights’ section of the Environment and Planning D: Society and Space website has been updated. Several recent papers are now available open access – including pieces by Giorgio Agamben, Henri Lefebvre, Bruce Braun, Melissa Wright, Katharyne Mitchell, Sarah Elwood, Matthew Gandy…

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Reflections on Agamben’s Homo Sacer: The Last Act (L’Uso dei Corpi)

At Critical Legal Thinking, Flavio Michele Ceci discusses ‘Homo Sacer: The Last Act’ – the recent publication of Giorgio Agamben’s L’uso dei Corpi — forthcoming in English translation as The Use (or Usage?) of Bodies. Here’s the first paragraph: Giorgio Agamben has abandoned Homo sacer. By his own … Continue reading

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