Conference Schedule: Negativity, Pessimisms, and Sad Affects in the Study of Religion

Readers in the Toronto area may be interested to note that the full schedule for next week’s conference on forms of theoretical negativity and sad affects is now available online. The conference features Rinaldo Walcott, as well as this blog’s own Anthony Paul Smith as keynotes. The themes of many of the panels will probably also be of interest to AUFS readership.
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University of Toronto
DSR Annual Graduate Symposium:
Negativity, Pessimisms, and Sad Affects in the Study of Religion
April 18 and 19, 2019
Multi-Faith Centre
569 Spadina Ave
The Graduate Student Association at the University of Toronto’s Department for the Study of Religion invites you to a graduate symposium that explores the significance and relevance of forms of theoretical negativity for the study of religion. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Keynote lectures:

  • “Freedom Now Suite” by Rinaldo Walcott, University of Toronto (Thurs, 18 April, 5:30 PM)
  • “Inexpressible Opacity: Theodicy, Sad Affects, and Dissimulation” by Anthony Paul Smith, La Salle University (Fri, 19 April, 5:30 PM)

Full schedule and updates can be found on Facebook, and available on the department’s website here. Direct any inquiries to dsrsymposium19@gmail.com.2019Conference-ProgramEmailV3