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Foucault, the Archive and the Writing of Intellectual History - audio of lecture

At the end of June I gave the plenary lecture to my Warwick department’s annual conference. It was entitled ‘Foucault, the Archive and the Writing of Intellectual History’, and discussed the writing of the two books… 57 more words

Pomodoro ramblings

In my first classes this week, I introduced first-year students to the Pomodoro technique. I’ve had a mixed relationship with the technique, but sometimes find it useful in terms of getting my head fully into a project during its opening stages. 1,464 more words


Roger Scruton on the Incompatibility of Liberty and Equality

In the opening chapter of Fools, Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left, Roger Scruton points out what is, for him, the fundamental internal inconsistency of left-wing politics, that of the conflict between liberty and equality or, in modern political parlance, liberation and social justice. 332 more words


'Critical Histories of the Present', Spindel conference, University of Memphis, 16-17 September 2016

My next visiting talk – and my first overseas talk in over a year – will be at ‘Critical Histories of the Present‘, the 35th Spindel conference, University of Memphis, 16-17 September 2016. 196 more words

Columbus, Foucault, and the New World as Keplerian Baroque Space

Mid-summer progress report:

I’ve been engaged in some reading and rereading in anticipation of getting started on the third chapter of the book project, which will chiefly consist of readings of Cabeza de Vaca as he presents himself in… 2,455 more words

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