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Theology and Continental Philosophy Unit

Call for Proposals for November Meeting

The Theology and Continental Philosophy Unit invites individual paper proposals, panel proposals, and roundtables on any of the following topics, or any others within our unit's area of focus. We also encourage proposals to combine aspects of the topics listed below:

  • Figures and figurality - especially in engagement with the work of Lee Edelman, Erich Auerbach, Gilles Deleuze, and David Marriott
  • The 'Anthroposecular' - new critiques of the secular and secularism as found in the dialogue between anthropology and continental philosophy
  • Plant-thinking - work engaging with continental philosophy, theology (as broadly understood) and recent work in environmental humanities, especially on human-plant relations
  • Latin American phenomenology of religion in dialogue with and critique of Christian liberation theology and/or European philosophy)
  • Recent work in continental philosophy and southeast asian studies
  • Religion, violence, and the post-secular

Call for Proposals for Online June Meeting

It has been 20 years since the original publication of Gil Anidjar’s The Jew, The Arab: A History of the Enemy. We invite proposals which consider the legacy of the book’s argument as it relates to the themes of political theology, enmity, and the construction of inimical racial difference via religious difference today.

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 (even and especially beyond the borders of the continent) 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, Islam, and marginalized traditions (such as witchcraft) in coming years. Contact the Program Unit Chairs if you seek further information on the Unit’s activities.


Steering Committee Members



Review Process

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