25 October 2004

saint paul among the philosophers

That's the title of the upcoming "Postmodernism, Culture, and Religion" conference at Syracuse University, coordinated by Jack Caputo and Linda Alcoff, and which will feature Slavoj Žižek, Alain Badiou, and Giorgio Agamben as the main speakers.

Judging from the speakers list, it seems like Villanova's conferences on religion and postmodernism have followed Caputo in his move to Syracuse, but, given the theological bent of most of the speakers, perhaps the setting of a secular university removes any constraint that Caputo might have once felt to invite relatively orthodox speakers.

I'm not sure if I will try to attend or not, but perhaps once they post the more detailed conference schedule I'll be better able to decide.