I am going to be traveling over the next two weeks for speaking engagements. I realize that some readers may be interested so I have placed the details below. Readers may also be interested in my recently published review of François Laruelle’s Anti-Badiou over at Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
November 12th, New School – I will be leading a seminar discussion on heresy and mysticism for Eugene Thacker and Simon Critchley’s course on mysticism. I do not think this is technically open to the public, but if readers are interested I will record it. I will be talking mainly about texts from Hallaj and Attar, but also looking at the section in McGinn’s Christian mysticism reader on heresy.
November 14th, UWO’s Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism (London, Ontario) – I will be giving a lecture entitled “Failure and Victimology: On Laruelle’s Mutation of Marxism” (parts of which make up a chapter from my forthcoming Laruelle: A Stranger Thought).
November 15th, York University (Toronto) – I will be presenting at the Post-Non-Post event with Duane Rouselle and Drew S. Burk. I will be speaking here in general about the contemporary scene of theory today.
November 23rd, American Academy of Religion in Baltimore (Sheraton Inner Harbior-Potomac Room, 13:00-15:30) – I am presenting a paper entitled, “The Real and I: On Hallaj and the Tradition of Islamic Immanence”. The session is part of the Theology and Continental Philosophy Group and is entitled “Figures of Immanence: Beyond Incarnational Logic”. This is pretty much the AUFS panel this year with regulars Steven Shakespeare, Alex Dubilet, and Daniel Colucciello Barber presenting and Beatrice Marovich responding (erstwhile commenter and reader Thomas Lynch will be presiding). The other papers are bound to be stellar, so I hope some of you can make it.