The next week, I will be hosting Florian Klug, Assistant Professor of Dogmatic Theology at the University of Würzburg, Germany, for two events. The first will take place at North Central College in the Koten Chapel on Wednesday, February 21 (4pm reception, 5pm talk), where Dr. Klug will give a lecture on “The Iconic Being of the Bible,” with a response from NCC’s own biblical scholar, Shelley Birdsong. The second will take place on Thursday, February 22, at 6pm at Loyola University Chicago, where Colby Dickinson (Loyola), Stephanie Frank (Columbia College), and I will join Dr. Klug for a roundtable discussion of the future of political theology.
Over at my other blog, I wrote up a list of books that reflect my vision of what political theology is and should be.
For I have submitted the final manuscript of Neoliberalism’s Demons! It is scheduled for a Fall 2018 release. In the meantime, a brief description of the work is available toward the end of my research statement, and a preview of the argument can be found in my article of the same title in Theory and Event (Project MUSE link).
This afternoon, I gave a lecture at the Shimer Great Books School of North Central College entitled “Plato as Cultural Critic,” in which I shared my experiences and reflections on a faculty seminar I participated in this summer at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C. The lecture transcript is available here.
I recently reviewed Joshua Ramey’s Politics of Divination: Neoliberal Endgame and the Religion of Contingency, a very creative study of neoliberalism.
Inside Higher Ed have published an essay of mine called “Public Engagement is a Two-Way Street.”
I received my copies of Agamben’s Philosophical Lineage, the volume I co-edited with Carlo Salzani, which is currently available for preorder on Amazon. Conceived as more of a reference work than a standard edited volume, it is organized as a series of essays discussing Agamben’s relationship to his many interlocutors.
I have updated the site to include a current research statement. It covers all areas of my research, with an emphasis on how I came to my present project, Neoliberalism’s Demons, and some thoughts on where I will be heading from there.
Welcome to my new professional page! Information about my writing, teaching, and other professional activities can be found via the links in the sidebar. I will be using the blog feature to provide updates on publications and speaking engagements.
For an overview of my recent work, I recommend this interview conducted by Patrick Blanchfield for The Revealer.