Category Archives: William Shakespeare

Books received – Baxstrom & Meyers, Nietzsche, Bloch, Bataille, Quiring, Sjöholm, Morin

Richard Baxstrom & Todd Meyers, Violence’s Failed Experiment; Friedrich Nietzsche, Unpublished Fragments from the Period of Thus Spoke Zarathustra; Marc Bloch, Feudal Society; Mark Hewson and Marcus Coelen, Georges Bataille: Key Concepts; Björn Quiring, Shakespeare’s Curse; Cecilia Sjöholm, Kristeva and the Political; and Karin M. Morin, Carceral … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 25 – back after a long break on other projects

It’s been over five months since I posted an update on The Early Foucault, and it is only in the last couple of weeks that I’ve really been back at work on the manuscript. In the spring and early summer … 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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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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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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Books received – Protevi, Bataille, Spurgeon, Greenblatt and Wilson on Shakespeare

John Protevi’s Edges of the State, sent by the publisher;  two Bataille collections in recompense for review work, Stephen Greenblatt, Tyrant: Shakespeare on Power, Caroline Spurgeon’s classic Shakespeare’s Imagery and Richard Wilson, Secret Shakespeare.

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Books received – review work for University of Chicago Press

Mainly a number of books by Martin J.S. Rudwick, but also Julia Lupton’s Shakespeare Dwelling, the translation of Derrida’s Theory and Practice seminar, Laurie Shannon, The Accommodated Animal, Matthew H. Edney’s Cartography and Annabel Paterson, Reading Holinshed’s Chronicles. I’m planning on reengaging with Rudwick’s work for the … Continue reading

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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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