Friday, June 11, 2010

Attending to the Other - conference programme

The provisional conference programme for "Attending to the Other: Critical Theory and Spiritual Practice" is now available from here. My paper, "How to Eat Well in Church: Saying 'Yes' to the Other and Becoming Nothing in Derrida, Paul and Emerging Christian Discourse," is on one of the Theology Panels and will be (provisionally) at 3.30pm on Saturday 25th September 2010.

The conference, which runs from Thursday 23rd until Sunday 26th with Amy Hollywood speaking on the 23rd, Graham Ward and Toril Moi on the 24th, Paul Fiddes on the 25th, and Victor Seidler on the 26th, has several Zizek papers (thanks to the Continental Philosophy of Religion Panel conveners) that I'm looking forward to. And they don't clash with my panel, yay!

  • Jeff Keuss "Slavoj Zizek and Dynamic Incarnationalism: Towards a Lived Material Theology of Personhood"
  • Thomas Lynch "Zizek and Liberation Theology: A Lacano-Marxist Revival"
  • Ian Pattenden "Beyond the Death of God: The Open Eschaton in Bloch and Zizek"

Anyone interested should take a look at Adam Kotsko's Zizek and Theology.

Now, I just need to find nearly £400 to afford to go. Hmmm.... maybe I should sell some books?


Anonymous said...

Hi Katherine,

I have read first 80 or so pages of thesis covering emerging church milieu which is very good - I will read rest of thesis when I return from holiday

all the best,


Anonymous said...

Interesting contributions - do you think they will be published online or in some very expensive book? hope you enjoy conference


Katharine Moody said...

Hi Rodney, glad you're enjoying it. Have a great time away... I wouldn't recommend ANYONE take my thesis with them as holiday reading!!!

Katharine Moody said...

I'm not sure what the International Society for Religion, Literature and Culture usually do with their conference proceedings. Some of the various panels (such as theology, continental philosophy of religion, literature, film, post-colonialism, etc) might well do a special issue of a journal or an edited collection, I'm not sure. I'll let you know if I hear anything about this at or after the conference. Katharine xxx