Agamben’s Philosophical Trajectory is “launched”!

Yesterday I had a great “book launch” seminar on Agamben’s Philosophical Trajectory with the Agamben Working Group at the University of Toronto. I had presented an early version of my theory on the composition history of The Use of Bodies to the group a couple years ago, and they have discussed my translations and other articles at times, so it was the perfect setting. Thank you to John Ricco and Philippe Theophanidis for the invitation!

Spring Syllabi Posted

I have updated my Teaching History page to include syllabi for the courses I am teaching this spring:

  • Music, Verse, and Drama: a Shimer Great Books course on the relationship between the three title artforms in various cultural traditions.
  • Theology: Structures of Meaning: a Shimer Great Books course that looks at a range of religious traditions through the lens of personal narrative.
  • Cardinal Directions Senior Seminar: an interdisciplinary seminar for graduating seniors of all majors, which is meant to be the capstone for their General Education experience. Faculty members are able to choose their own topic — mine is “Utopia and Dystopia.”

Update on What is Theology?

All systems are go for my essay collection, What is Theology?, the subtitle of which has been changed to the more user-friendly Christian Thought and Contemporary Life. I received two positive peer reviews this fall and revised the manuscript in light of their suggestions and critiques, in anticipation of official approval by the Editorial Board at Fordham University Press — which finally happened today! It is scheduled for publication in Fall of 2021. The current table of contents is listed below for your enjoyment.