I just learned that I have been awarded a summer research grant by North Central College, to allow me to visit Agamben in Italy and interview him about his work. This will be really important for an eventual book project — and a cool opportunity to meet someone whose work has been a big part of my life for a long time now.
In the next few weeks, I am giving talks in two cities — one far-flung, the other closer to home. I will be visiting Prague for my Spring Break, where I will be participating in a roundtable on The Use of Bodies with Colby Dickinson and other luminaries on Wednesday, March 20. An event on Neoliberalism’s Demons is also planned for Tuesday, March 19.
Just in time for me to get over my jetlag, I will be traveling to the University of Dubuque in Iowa, to give a talk on Neoliberalism’s Demons on Thursday, March 28, under the auspices of the UD Scholar-Leader Honors Program and Charles C. Myers Library.
Over the next couple weeks, the good people at the An und für sich blog are holding an event on Neoliberalism’s Demons, which you can follow at this link. Thanks to Sean Capener for organizing it and to all the great contributors for participating!
UPDATE: The event has now drawn to a close. You can find a convenient reference for all the posts here.
I was a guest on the Magnificast, a left-wing Christian podcast. Audio is available here.
Tucker Carlson’s recent anti-capitalist monologue provided the occasion for my latest article in Slate, which builds on some ideas from the later portions of Neoliberalism’s Demons.
This one comes from my conversation with Anna Kornbluh at the Seminary Co-op in Chicago.
I gave a presentation for the Open University of the Left in Chicago on Saturday, December 15. Video, including a lengthy Q&A session, is available here.
I’m a little late posting this, but a couple weeks ago I did an interview with the great Doug Henwood for Left Business Observer. You can find audio here; scroll to November 29.
I have a lot of events between now and the end of the year, in far-flung locations.
For those keeping score at home, this means that I will have lectured on neoliberalism and demonization on four different continents — North America, Europe, and Asia in the next few weeks, as well as Australia, where I gave a series of lectures that served as the basis for the book. Colleagues in South America, Africa, and Antarctica are invited to contact me.
Some writing of mine that has come out recently:
- Today I have a web piece at n+1 on evangelical support for Trump entitled “The Political Theology of Trump.” This is one I have been pondering for a long time, and I take it in a bit of a personal direction before veering toward a more world-historical perspective.
- Yesterday I helped to kick off a blog event on Stefania Pandolfo’s fascinating book Knot of the Soul; you can keep up with the other posts with this link.
- Less recently, I was invited to contribute a piece to the Turkish-language magazine Sabah Ülkesi on the very broad topic “What is human?” They graciously allowed me to post the original English text on my blog; the post includes a link to the Turkish version.
- I also wrote a blog post responding to Scott Ferguson’s interesting book Declarations of Dependence; perhaps unsurprisingly, Agamben factors in heavily.
- ADDED: And speaking of Agamben, I have a review out covering a couple of his most recent publications. I have another one in the pipeline that covers another swath of his voluminous post-Use of Bodies output.