An article of mine was published in Yonsei Theological Forum. Entitled “The Threat to ‘Our Democracy’ and the Neoliberal Crisis of Legitimacy,” it expands upon a virtual presentation I gave this fall at the Yonsei Theological Forum International Conference on “Democracy and Theology in Global Contexts,” hosted by Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea.
I have a new article out in the Australian Humanities Review, as part of an ongoing roundtable discussion of Rachel Sagner Buurma and Laura Heffernan’s The Teaching Archive. My contribution is entitled “The Impossible Research Archive.”
This weekend is the American Academy of Religion national conference in San Antonio. Unlike apparently the majority of my colleagues, I will be attending in person! I will be part of three sessions, only two of which are officially on the books. The two official sessions are as follows:
- “Capitalism, Dis-ease, and the Long Shadow of COVID-19” (Religion and Economy Unit), Monday, 12:30 PM-2:30 PM (Virtual) — a panel discussion on the impact of the pandemic on academic life.
- “Race and the Origins of Capitalism” (Theology and Continental Philosophy Unit), Monday, 5:00 PM-6:30 PM (In Person) — I will be presenting a paper entitled “The Political Theology of Silvia Federici.”
In addition, I will be pinch-hitting as a panelist for “Author Meets Critics: Marika Rose, A Theology of Failure: Žižek against Christian Innocence (Fordham University Press, 2019)” (Theology and Religious Reflection Unit), Sunday, 3:00 PM-4:30 PM (Virtual) — a discussion of a book I am spending a very enjoyable afternoon reviewing!
I look forward to seeing some of you in person there — or, failing that, in little Brady Bunch boxes on my laptop as I sit in my hotel room.
This morning I signed a contract to translate Agamben’s recent book Pinocchio for Seagull Press. I plan to deliver the finished translation next spring, in anticipation of a release date in early 2023.
I have a piece up at Truthout on the idea that racism is “America’s original sin.”
I was recently interviewed by Liam Miller of the “Love–Rinse/Repeat” podcast on my new book What is Theology?
Next week I will be participating in a conference on Democracy and Theology, held virtually under the auspices of Yonsei University in South Korea. My paper will be entitled, “The Threat to ‘Our Democracy’ and the Neoliberal Crisis of Legitimacy.” A poster for the event follows.