Outside Territory – video recording of my 2012 Paris lecture

Progressive Geographies

This is the video recording of my talk at the Extraterritoriality conference of the Exterritory project in Paris in May 2012.

Watching the video recording now, almost two years on, is a strange experience. I said a bit at the time about why giving the talk was difficult.

Sponsored by the Kadist Foundation and the Evens Foundation, it was held in a remarkable space – LeComptoir Général. As the rain came down, it was somehow directed into channels to water the plants in the room which were growing through holes in the floor. A strange soundtrack to the bi-lingual event. I saw a mouse run between the plants at one point. I delivered a short version of a paper that is largely on Shakespeare, exile, externality and territory. I concentrated on Coriolanus and The Tempest, with some remarks on Titus Andronicus and As You Like It. I…

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