American Comparative Literature Association seminar on Agamben

Next week, Virgil Brower and I will be presiding over an ACLA seminar entitled “Agamben, Capital, and the Homo Sacer Series: Economy, Poverty, People, Work.” The full conference schedule is available for download here. Our seminar’s line-up is as follows:

Friday, March 21, 8:30AM – 10:20AM
“Be propitious with your tongues!” Johann Georg Hamann and Agamben’s economy of language
Henrik Wilberg, Northwestern U

Getting the Castle on the Line: Reading Agamben’s The Kingdom and the Glory with Kafka
Markus Hardtmann, U of Chicago

From bloßes Leben to nuda vita
Carlo Salzani, Independent Scholar

Critizing Agamben: Oath vs Ordeal
Marco Mazzeo, U of Calabria (Italy)

Saturday, March 22, 8:30AM – 10:20AM
Glorious inflations: Doxology and Axiology between Agamben and Derrida
Anthony Adler, Yonsei U, Underwood International College

From monstrous sovereign to monstrous sovereignty. Georges Bataille’s controversial appropriation of a central term
Nadine Hartmann, Bauhaus U Weimar

Theological Niceties: Moltmann, Marx, and Agamben
Virgil Brower, Northwestern University

Sunday, March 23, 8:30AM – 10:20AM
Para-ontology and the Governmental Machine
Jenny Doussan, Goldsmiths, U of London

Neoliberalism, Governmentality and Bare life: Homo Oeconomicus and Homo Sacer
German Primera, U of Brighton

What is to be done? The endgame of the Homo Sacer series
Adam Kotsko, Shimer College