“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 2019 at 6pm. I didn’t know Denis well, but I was a visiting professor at UCLA in 2006, while he was teaching there. The 2018 lecture was given by the art historian Joan Schwartz (Queens,...

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 People Interested in Territory read William Shakespeare?” in Territory, Politics, Governance (open access). I also wrote a long review essay on the fourth volume of Michel...

Future work and summer plans – Shakespeare, Canguilhem, Lefebvre and back to Foucault

Although the Shakespeare Territories book is coming out in a few months, I’ve been back working on Shakespeare. Initially this was for a summary article of the book’s argument for a short article for Territory, Politics, Governance, which should be published fairly soon. Then it has been for the third in what is becoming a sequence of pieces on Foucault and Shakespeare – the others were on ceremony (open access) and madness...