The Role of Justice and Ethics in Interfaith Dialogue (VIDEO)

I gave a talk down in Nashville recently with a group called the Family of Abraham, a multi-faith organization that formed in response to intense religious intolerance following the attempt to ban shariah law in Tennessee.  The local newspaper in Nashville, the Tennessean wrote a nice piece on the event, which you can read here, … Continue reading The Role of Justice and Ethics in Interfaith Dialogue (VIDEO)

Panel at 2012 Žižek Studies Conference: “The Perverted Subject Does (not) Exist: Subjectivity and Žižek’s Ethics”

I'm very happy to announce a panel I'm putting together at the 2012 Žižek Studies Conference, "Neo-liberal Perversions: Fantasy and Gaze in Contemporary Culture" at the College at Brockport (SUNY) April 28-29, 2012. At the recommendation of the conference director, Antonio Garcia (a great guy), I invited a few friends from the European Graduate School … Continue reading Panel at 2012 Žižek Studies Conference: “The Perverted Subject Does (not) Exist: Subjectivity and Žižek’s Ethics”

What’s a Face? Why Dismantle It?

Norman Mailer once said that at a certain age, we all have the face we deserve. The face doesn't lie. The face is universal. We wear a face, it doesn't wear us. The distinction is crucial. In Deleuze and Guattari's work on the face in A Thousand Plateaus, entitled, Year Zero: Faciality, we find a … Continue reading What’s a Face? Why Dismantle It?