Category Archives: Judith Butler

Christopher Law on Judith Butler, Anti-Semitism and the force of discourse

Christopher Law on Judith Butler, Anti-Semitism and the force of discourse at the Verso blog. Butler’s book The Force of Nonviolence: The Ethical in the Political is forthcoming from Verso in 2020: Here’s the book’s description: Judith Butler’s new book … Continue reading

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‘Judith Butler: When Killing Women Isn’t a Crime’ – interview and details of forthcoming book The Force of Non-Violence

Judith Butler: When Killing Women Isn’t a Crime – interview with George Yancy in The New York Times. Thanks to Morris Kaplan for the link. Among other things it talks of her forthcoming book The Force of Non-Violence, forthcoming with Verso … Continue reading

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Jenny Edkins, Change and the Politics of Certainty – Manchester University Press, May 2019

Jenny Edkins, Change and the Politics of Certainty – Manchester University Press, 2019 Renowned politics scholar Jenny Edkins explores the imperative for change in a world filled with inequality, violence, persecution, and injustice–and the difficulties of bringing it about. How … Continue reading

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Thinking in Alliance: An Interview with Judith Butler

Thinking in Alliance: An Interview with Judith Butler at the Verso blog “For me, the task is not to find a single or synthetic framework, but to find a way of thinking in alliance.” First published in l’Humanité. Translated by … Continue reading

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Judith Butler interviewed by Aaron Aquilina and Kurt Borg in CounterText

Judith Butler is interviewed by Aaron Aquilina and Kurt Borg in CounterText (requires subscription). It’s a fascinating interview with a particular focus on her interests in literature, especially Kafka, and then moves to a discussion of her career trajectory and relation … Continue reading

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Judith Butler “Critique, Crisis, Violence” – video of Bologna lecture

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On the appearance of books in a series

This post probably speaks to a collector’s instinct in me, or something else, but I really dislike the way that publishers mess with the design of books in a series. It is especially annoying when the books are released in sequence, … Continue reading

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Books received – review work for Polity and Sage

A pile of recent books received in recompense for review work, and a couple of others sent by Polity from their Key Contemporary Thinkers series.

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Academic Books of 2016 – my personal list

Many of the academic books I read this year were for the Foucault and Shakespeare work, and few were published this year. This alphabetical list is of the twenty books published this year which I read and liked the most. … Continue reading

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Judith Butler – Borders and the Politics of Mourning video (keynote and discussion)

Judith Butler – Borders and the Politics of Mourning Panel discussion with Maurizio Albahari, Alexandra Délano, Jenny Edkins, Burkhard Liebsch, and Benjamin Nienass, followed by comments from Banu Bargu and Anne McNevin.

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