Category Archives: William Shakespeare

From Our Fellows podcast 02, December 2016 – including a piece by me on Shakespeare and Territory

The British Academy has begun a series of short podcasts where fellows talk about aspects of their work. I’m featured in the second of these, just released. The task was to speak about our work, but to keep to six minutes. … Continue reading

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Books received – Sullivan, Rogers, Foucault companion, journals

. A copy of Garrett Sullivan Jr’s classic The Drama of Landscape, kindly sent by Garrett. I use this extensively in my work on Shakespeare. Dallas Rogers also sent a copy of his new book The Geopolitics of Real Estate, … Continue reading

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Foucault and Shakespeare: Ceremony, Theatre, Politics – audio recording of Cambridge talk

On 7 November 2016 I gave a talk to the Political Thought and Intellectual History seminar, University of Cambridge, entitled “Foucault and Shakespeare: Ceremony, Theatre, Politics”. An audio recording is available here.

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The morning after the day before – contemporary politics and research directions

There are many things on which to reflect from yesterday’s events in the USA. One side of my extended family is in Ohio, Michigan and Alabama, so this is personally as well as generally political. But I was supposed to … Continue reading

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Surviving October

Well, I survived October. It felt like the perfect storm after the calm of a year of research leave. I did what I thought I could to get in the best possible shape for it – a first draft of … Continue reading

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Emma Rice and Shakespeare’s “Globe’s future artistic direction”

Emma Rice became the artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe in April 2016. Just six months later the theatre has issued a statement on ‘the Globe’s future artistic direction‘. The summary is that Rice will leave the post after two years. … Continue reading

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Complete audio recordings of the Early Modern Literary Geographies conference

The complete audio recordings of the  Early Modern Literary Geographies conference are now  available on Soundcloud and iTunes. They include a better recording of my talk on ‘Denmark, Norway, Poland: Regional Geopolitics in Hamlet‘, and talks by Tiffany Stern, Andrew McRae, Julia Reinhard Lupton, Mary Floyd-Wilson and … Continue reading

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Books received – Greenblatt, Soussloff, Howe, Graham

Two second-hand copies of books by Stephen Greenblatt, the new collection Foucault on the Arts and Letters in recompense for review work (30% discount here), and two books sent by publishers – Nicolas Howe’s Landscapes of the Secular and Stephen … Continue reading

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Early Modern Literary Geographies – call for book proposals for Oxford University Press series

The conference I attended in California last weekend was linked to a book series with Oxford University Press. I’ve shared details of this before, but it was a while ago, and the first volume is now published, so here is … Continue reading

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Early Modern Literary Geographies conference – audio recording of my Hamlet talk

I’ve just got home from California after a couple of fascinating days at the Early Modern Literary Geographies conference. This was held in the Huntington Library in San Marino, a superb venue set in glorious grounds. The conference was very useful for … Continue reading

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