Much to my surprise, today I received a print copy of the journal in which my infinitely delayed book review appears. A three-year epoch of my life comes to an end.
This afternoon I submitted the manuscript for my essay collection, What is Theology? The Constructive Task Between Philosophy and Genealogy, to Fordham University Press. While I still need to go through peer review, this is obviously a major step forward.
A small preview in the form of the current table of contents:
Fans of nasal mumbling will be thrilled to learn that this week I am featured on not one, but two podcasts: the Political Theology Network’s Assembly, where I discuss Carl Schmitt with Amaryah Armstrong and Zac Settle, and Grad School Vonnegut, where I discuss Kurt Vonnegut’s first published short story, “Report on the Barnstrom Effect” (and HBO’s Watchmen) with Gerry Canavan and Aaron Bady.
I received my translator copies of Agamben’s The Kingdom and the Garden yesterday. You can order a copy here — in my view it is one of the most original of Agamben’s works since The Use of Bodies, of particular interest to students of theology.
Over at An und für sich, we are having a book event on Thomas Lynch’s Apocalyptic Political Theology. You can find the introductory post here, and you can follow the subsequent posts using either this tag or checking the schedule at the end of the introduction, which will be updated with links as each post appears.
I have a new article up at Boston Review on the idea that academics have failed to “make the case” for their value
I’m very pleased with the cover of my forthcoming monograph Agamben’s Philosophical Trajectory, which is due to be released in September. The photo depicts the group who attended Heidegger’s seminar at Le Thor in 1968, a formative experience for Agamben.
My course “Reading the Qur’an” is finished for the semester, and so is the corresponding blog series. Below is an index of blog posts; you may also want to consult the syllabus.
- Introduction to an Occasional Series
- Background Work
- Training Wheels
- Repeated Reminders
- Muhammad and Moses
- Moving to Medina
- The Seal of the Prophets
I have now begun studying the Qur’an in Arabic, so keep an eye on the tag for some further extra-curricular reflections!
At the author’s request, I have posted a translation of Agamben’s indirect response to the controversy surrounding his earlier article about the response to coronavirus in Italy.