Anyway, here's some information and blurb from for PCR4, which will run from April 7 - 9 2011.
Plenary speakers will include Jack Caputo, Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion and Humanities (Syracuse University), Philip Goodchild, Professor of Theology and Religous Studies (University of Nottingham), and Catherine Malabou, Professor of Philosophy (Universite Paris Quest Nanterre La Defense).
The call for papers blurb is as follows:
"Paper submissions are invited on the topic "The Future of Continental Philosophy of Religion," its past and present, its history and its prospects, in the widest possible terms, addressing the whole range of its implications—politics, feminism, constructive theology, philosophy, history, literature, interfaith dialogue, and the hermeneutics of sacred texts.
"In the past, these conferences, which have provided a forum for the most influential philosophers, theologians, and cultural theorists to interact, have consisted solely of several keynote speakers. This conference will be different. It will feature three plenary speakers and offer multiple concurrent sessions devoted to papers submitted on a diversity of issues relating to the primary theme. This call for papers is deliberately open, befitting the conference's animating concern with the future."
The call for papers then lists some very interesting questions which papers could address:
- What now, or what comes next—specifically, after the death, if not of God, at least of the generation consisting of Derrida, Deleuze, Foucault, Levinas, etc.? This question concerns not only the future after those significant theorists, but also the future after-life of these eminent minds who have left such a deep impact on continental philosophy of religion.
- What is the future of Kant and German Idealism, of Kierkegaard and Nietzsche in continental philosophy of religion?
- What remains for the future of phenomenology?
- Of the "theological turn" in the phenomenology of Jean-Luc Marion and others?
- Of Gadamer, Ricoeur and philosophical hermeneutics?
- Of apophatic or mystical theology?
- What is the future of feminism and continental philosophy of religion?
- What are the status and future of the new trinity of Agamben, Badiou and Zizek?
- What relevance do the political interpretations of Antonio Negri, Michael Hardt, and the more recent continental philosophers such as François Laruelle and Catherine Malabou have to philosophy of religion and political theology?
- What about the future of sovereignty, of money and capitalism, as in the work of Philip Goodchild?
- What is the future of the movements of Radical Orthodoxy and of radical death of God theology, whether in their original or contemporary manifestations?
- What about the new sciences of information and complexity in thinkers like Mark C. Taylor and Michel Serres?
- What about Continental philosophy of religion and our “companion species” in Donna Haraway?
- What about “Post-Humanism”?
- What is the future of continental Philosophy of religion and Judaism?
- And Islam?
- Or world religions generally?
- What is the relationship between postmodernism, religion and postcolonialism?
- What role can continental philosophy play in the future of religion?
- In the professional study of religion?
- How does continental philosophical theology relate to the ethnological and empirical-scientific study of religion?
- How does continental philosophy of religion differ from traditional philosophy of religion?
- Or from analytic philosophy of religion?
- What is continental philosophy of religion anyway?
...wonder if I'll have a job by April 2011 in order to afford to go???
The call for papers asks for electronic copies of completed papers (previously unpublished and up to 3,000 words) to be subject to a double blind review by a selection committee, so include your name, paper title and contact information on a separate page. and put the paper title (but not name) on header or footer of each numbered page of the paper itself. These submissions are due by December 15, 2010 and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Acceptances will be made by February 15, 2011.
This information is also available on a (very hard on the eyes) website here.