Category Archives: William Shakespeare

2018 in review – publications, talks, other academic stuff, and looking ahead to 2019

My book Shakespearean Territories was published by University of Chicago Press right at the end of the year, although it doesn’t seem to be available everywhere just yet. A journal article previewing some of the book’s arguments appeared as “Why Should … Continue reading

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My favourite academic books of 2018

My favourite academic books of 2018. As with previous years – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 – these are shaped by my interests, books that are sent to me, ones from publishers I review for, etc. etc. I’ve not read all the … Continue reading

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Shakespearean Territories, University of Chicago Press, 2018 – now available

I’ve had an advance copy of Shakespearean Territories for a few weeks, but now have the warehouse copies, which means the book should be more widely available from usual booksellers in physical or e-book formats. Shakespeare was an astute observer of … Continue reading

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Books received – Agamben, Shakespeare, Lecourt, Bataille, Vitale, Zartaloudis, Massey

Giorgio Agamben, Stasis: Civil War as a Political Paradigm; All’s Well That Ends Well (the penultimate volume of the Arden Shakespeare, third series), Dominique Lecourt, Proletarian Science; Georges Bataille, The Absence of Myth; Francisco Vitale, Biodeconstruction: Jacques Derrida and the … Continue reading

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Advance copy of Shakespearean Territories (University of Chicago Press, 2018) received

I’ve just received an advance copy of Shakespearean Territories (University of Chicago Press, 2018). The book has been a long time in production, and the final stages were delayed by paper shortages and printer problems in the US. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Shakespearean Territories – slight publication delay

Shakespearean Territories was due to be published this week, but there is a slight delay – apparently due to the printer and to paper shortages in the US (this really is a thing). It should available very soon, hopefully in the … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and Derrida, 1 September 2018, Garrick’s Temple, Hampton – programme

Kingston Shakespeare Series Conference: Shakespeare and Derrida, 1 September 2018, Garrick’s Temple, Hampton – details here; full programme here. Registration required (£20). Papers by Nicholas Royle, Tina Chanter, Christopher Prendergast, John Joughin, Andrew Cutrofello and Howard Caygill. This is part of … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 18: back to work, and thinking about the 1960s

It’s taken longer than anticipated for me to return to the work on The Early Foucault. The last update was back in April. Through the spring the book on Canguilhem was drafted, revised and then submitted to Polity Press on 4 … Continue reading

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‘Shakespeare, Richard II and the Political Economy of Territory’ – short piece at the Progress in Political Economy blog

I have a short piece at the Progress in Political Economy blog entitled ‘Shakespeare, Richard II and the Political Economy of Territory‘. Thanks to Adam David Morton for the invitation to contribute. Shakespeare has long been seen as a writer … Continue reading

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Kingston Shakespeare Series Conference: Shakespeare and Derrida, 1 September 2018

Kingston Shakespeare Series Conference: Shakespeare and Derrida, 1 September 2018, Garrick’s Temple, Hampton – initial details here. This follows various other conferences on Shakespeare and theorists – I spoke at the one on Shakespeare and Foucault last month – and … Continue reading

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