We are delighted to have Professor Stuart Elden give a talk at KiSS. His talk is on the central topic of Kingston Shakespeare, namely Shakespeare and philosophy, with a lecture entitled ‘Measuring Territories: The Techniques of Rule’. This session convenes on March 16, at our usual space in the Gallery of the Rose Theatre, Kingston. We begin at 6.30 pm. It is free and open to everyone. See also the Facebook event page!
Stuart Elden FBA is one of the foremost contemporary thinkers working at the intersection of politics, philosophy and geography. He is also an acute reader of Shakespeare, who brings brilliant analytic skills to the interpretation of the plays.
A Professor of Political Theory and Geography at the University of Warwick, in addition he holds an adjunct appointment as a Monash Warwick Professor in the Faculty of Arts at Monash University, Australia.
In 2014 Elden’s The Birth of Territory was awarded the Association of American Geographers Meridian Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work in Geography, and was joint winner of the inaugural Global Discourse book award. In 2011 he received the Royal Geographical Society Murchison Award for work judged to contribute most to geographical science in preceding years for ‘publications in political geography’. In 2010 his book Terror and Territory: The Spatial Extent of Sovereignty won the Association of American Geographers Globe Book Award for Public Understanding of Geography and the Political Geography Specialty Group Julian Minghi Outstanding Research Award. He has just published an extraordinary duo of volumes on Michel Foucault’s years at Collège de France: Foucault’s Last Decade and Foucault: The Birth of Power. He is now beginning work on the very early Foucault of the 1950s. You can read more about these books and Stuart Elden’s research on his blog Progressive Geographies and on www.societyandspace.com.