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AAR Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
November 23-26, 2019

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Theology and Continental Philosophy Unit

Statement of Purpose: 

This Unit seeks to further discussions at the intersection of post-Kantian philosophy in its various permutations with historical and contemporary theological reflection. While we remain centered on continental European thought on the philosophical side, the term “theology” in our parlance extends to critical reflection on a range of religions worldwide, and we are particularly interested to expand our offerings in Judaism and Islam in coming years. Contact the Program Unit Chairs if you seek further information on the Unit’s activities.

Call for Papers: 

Theology & Continental Philosophy is soliciting paper proposals, panel proposals, or roundtable proposals in any of the following areas:

● Papers that critically reflect on the shifting role of phenomenology, in the continental philosophy of religion. We are especially interested in papers that might reflect on the fragmentation of discourses on phenomenology and can trace this fragmentation to other intellectual trends, movements, or political shifts.

● Papers that reflect on the role of normativity and normative discourses in theories and philosophies of religion.

● Papers that explore the potential and limitations of genealogy as a method in the continental philosophy of religion. We invite papers that reflect on what genealogies might do, especially, to address problematic convergences of race, religion, and capitalism.

● Papers on Black continental philosophy and religion, particularly papers that might incorporate the work of Sylvia Wynter, Denise Ferreira Da Silva, Nahum Chandler, and secondary sources such as David Marriott's recent work on Frantz Fanon.

● Papers on the recently published work of Adam Kotsko: The Prince of This World (2016) and Neoliberalism's Demons: On the Political Theology of Late Capital (2018).

● Papers on apocalypse and the continental philosophy of religion, particularly papers that reflect on the end of the world in relation to topics such as Blackness, ecology, etc.

● Committee members may be interested in hosting a panel on the future of the continental philosophy of religion that features graduate students who are working in the sub-field. Those who are interested can email the committee co-chairs (Beatrice Marovich and Adam Kotsko) directly with a short statement (250-500 words) that offers a brief bio, a summary of one's interest in the sub-field, and offers a brief reflection on the past and the future of the sub-field.

Method: 
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Process: 
Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members during review, but visible to chairs prior to final acceptance or rejection
Leadership: 
ChairSteering Committee