Category Archives: Thinkers

Adam Knowles, Heidegger’s Fascist Affinities: A Politics of Silence – Stanford University Press, 2019

Adam Knowles, Heidegger’s Fascist Affinities: A Politics of Silence –  – Stanford University Press, 2019 Reexamining the case of one of the most famous intellectuals to embrace fascism, this book argues that Martin Heidegger’s politics and philosophy of language emerge … Continue reading

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The Hollow Crown: Shakespeare and Political Theology, Hampton Court/Garrick’s Temple, June 21-22 2019

The Hollow Crown: Shakespeare and Political Theology, Hampton Court/Garrick’s Temple, June 21-22 2019 The Hollow Crown: Shakespeare and Political Theology event consists of two related events, both of which highlight current thought on political theology in Shakespeare. The first day, held in … Continue reading

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Canguilhem (Polity 2019) reviewed by David Beer at The Sociological Review

My recent book Canguilhem (Polity, 2019) is reviewed by David Beer at The Sociological Review. In his new book, his ninth authored volume, Stuart Elden casts his laser vision on the frequently overlooked work of Georges Canguilhem. A keystone in … Continue reading

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Books received – After Grenfell, Spatial Histories of Radical Geography, Shakespeare, Marlowe, Foucault

A mixed bag of books recently bought, mainly for the Foucault and Shakespeare work, but also the recent collections After Grenfell: Violence, Resistance and Response and Spatial Histories of Radical Geography.  

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Boštjan Nedoh, Ontology and Perversion: Deleuze, Agamben, Lacan – Rowman International, June 2019

Boštjan Nedoh, Ontology and Perversion: Deleuze, Agamben, Lacan – Rowman International, June 2019 This book examines the philosophical and political relevance of perversion in the works of three key representatives of contemporary philosophy and psychoanalysis: Gilles Deleuze, Giorgio Agamben and … Continue reading

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Foucault Studies No 26 published, including a 1967 Foucault interview on Nietzsche (all open access)

Foucault Studies No 26 is now published (open access) It contains an interview between Foucault and Jacqueline Piatier ‘On Nietzsche‘ from 1967, a number of book reviews, and these articles. Altering absence: From race to empire in readings of Foucault Claire … Continue reading

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‘Tripping his brains out’ – Foucault in California reviewed in the TLS (and a clarification on chronology)

‘Tripping his brains out‘ – Simeon Wade’s memoir Foucault in California is reviewed in the TLS. The piece generously quotes my work in Foucault’s Last Decade. But there is one key problem to the idea that this experience changed the course of … Continue reading

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Achille Mbembe, The Idea of a Borderless World

Achille Mbembe, The Idea of a Borderless World As the 21st century unfolds, a global renewed desire from both citizens and their respective states for a tighter control of mobility is evident. Wherever we look, the drive is towards enclosure, … Continue reading

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Canguilhem, Shakespeare, Snowdonia, Klagenfurt

Last week I was in Cambridge for a book launch for Canguilhem (Polity 2019). The event was introduced by Inanna Hamati-Ataya, and Simon Reid-Henry provided a generous and incisive reading of the book. There was a good discussion, and I’m grateful … Continue reading

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Canguilhem (@politybooks, 2019) reviewed by Steve Hanson at Manchester Review of Books

My recent book Canguilhem (Polity, 2019) is reviewed by Steve Hanson at Manchester Review of Books (open access). I went through this book on Georges Canguilhem by Stuart Elden in strides, thanks to his excellent explanatory craft. He lays out … Continue reading

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