Category Archives: William Shakespeare

Tony Fisher and Kélina Gotman (eds.), Foucault’s Theatres – Manchester University Press, October 2019

Tony Fisher and Kélina Gotman (eds.), Foucault’s Theatres – Manchester University Press, October 2019 Among other things it includes a piece by me on Foucault and Shakespeare, and a new translation of an interview with Foucault from one of his … Continue reading

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Draft programme for the Truth, Fiction, Illusion: Worlds and Experience – Association for Philosophy and Literature conference

The draft programme for the Truth, Fiction, Illusion: Worlds and Experience – Association for Philosophy and Literature conference is available here. I’ll be giving a plenary lecture on ‘Foucault, Shakespeare and the Oath’ on the Thursday Friday afternoon, and there … Continue reading

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Books received – Newman, Lacan, Chartier, Calvet, Esposito, Boquet and Nacy

Some books received in recompense for review work for Polity – Saul Newman, Political Theology; Jacques Lacan, The Sinthome; Roger Chartier, Cardenio between Cervantes and Shakespeare; Louis-Jean Calvet’s biography of Roland Barthes; Roberto Esposito, A Philosophy for Europe; and Damien Boquet and Piroska Nagy, Medieval Sensibilities.

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Three upcoming talks on Shakespeare – landscapes, Foucault, Kantorowicz and the oath

I have three upcoming talks on Shakespeare. The first is the Fourth Denis Cosgrove lecture in the GeoHumanities, to be given at the British Academy on 23 May 2019, 6.30pm. I was asked to speak about the Shakespearean Territories book, and I … Continue reading

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Sophie Chiari, Shakespeare’s Representation of Climate, Weather and Environment – EUP 2019

Sophie Chiari, Shakespeare’s Representation of Climate, Weather and Environment: The Early Modern ‘Fated Sky’ – Edinburgh University Press, 2019 Just an expensive hardback/e-book at the moment, but this looks very interesting. Her essay “Climatic Issues in Early Modern England: Shakespeare’s … Continue reading

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Walter Benjamin and Shakespeare symposium, Saturday April 6, 2019, Garrick’s Temple to Shakespeare, Hampton

Walter Benjamin and Shakespeare symposium Saturday April 6, 2019, Garrick’s Temple to Shakespeare, Hampton David Garrick built his Shakespeare Temple beside the Thames at Hampton in 1755 as a place where ‘the thinkers of the world’ would meet to reflect on … Continue reading

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“Shakespearean Landscapes”, Fourth Denis Cosgrove Lecture in the GeoHumanities, British Academy, 23 May 2019

I am delighted to have been invited to give the fourth Denis Cosgrove Lecture in the GeoHumanities. The lecture is organised by the Royal Holloway Centre for the GeoHumanities, and will take place at the British Academy in London, on 23 May … Continue reading

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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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