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AAR Annual Meeting
Denver, CO
November 17-20, 2018

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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: 

We seek paper proposals, panel proposals, and roundtable proposals that address any of the following themes:

Papers that discuss Continental Philosophy of Religion in relation to weird, fantastic, or enchanted figures; this might include post-secular perspectives on angels, demons, spirits, ghosts, golems, witches, magic, and jinn or figures from Afrofuturism and Black science fiction/fantasy writers (e.g. Octavia Butler, N.K. Jemisin, Samuel Delaney).

Papers that explore the debate over Continental Philosophy of Religion as cryptotheology; possible topics might include notions of purity, objectivity, heresy and orthodoxy in the debate, or might discuss the contours of the debate itself.

Reflections on the relationship between Continental Philosophy of Religion and the work of Talal Asad, particularly papers that look toward Genealogies of Religion on the 25th anniversary of its publication.

Critiques of Giorgio Agamben's work from Black studies and/or critical race studies, particularly responses to The Use of Bodies.

Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members during review, but visible to chairs prior to final acceptance or rejection
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