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Irreconcilable Differences?
Jacques Derrida and the Question of Religion

October 23-25, 2003

 

Conference Program

 

October 23, 12-2 (Hatlen Theater): Registration

Oct. 23, 2 pm (Hatlen Theater): Welcoming Remarks

Elisabeth Weber and Thomas A. Carlson

 

Oct. 23, 2:30-5:00 pm (Hatlen Theater): Differences – within and without.

Moderator: Roger Friedland, UCSB Department of Religious Studies

Regina Schwartz: The Dark Side of Monotheism: Exclusivism and Terror

Roxanne Euben: Islam Versus the West and Other Fictions

Hachem Foda: 'Harâm.' The Sacred and the Forbidden in Islam

 

Oct. 23, 7.30 pm (Campbell Hall):

Keynote address:

(with introductory remarks by David Marshall, Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts, College of Letters and Science, UCSB, and Elisabeth Weber, Department of Germanic, Slavic, and Semitic Studies, UCSB)

Jacques Derrida: Vivre "ensemble" – living “together”

 

Oct. 24, 2:30-5:00 pm (Hatlen Theater): Forgiving – the neighbor, the enemy

Moderator: Susan Derwin, UCSB Department of Germanic, Slavic, and Semitic Studies

Dana Hollander: Forgiving Dissent. Jankélévitch—Levinas—Derrida

Kenneth Reinhard: Towards a Political-Theology of the Neighbor

Gil Anidjar: Mal de Sionisme (Zionist Fever)

 

October 24, 5:15-6:30 (McCune Conference Room): Conference Reception

 

Oct. 25, 9:30-12 am (McCune Conference Room): Judging -- extremes

Moderator: Barbara Holdrege, UCSB Department of Religious Studies

Catherine Weinberger-Thomas: Man in the Extreme: Radical Evil from an Anthropological Perspective

Charles Malamoud: Banalisations monothéistes de l'Hindouisme(to be delivered in English)

Ashley Thompson: (Re)inventing the Wheel: Sexual Difference, Democracy to come and the Impossible Dialectics of the Samsara

 

Oct. 25, 2-4:30 pm (McCune Conference Room):

Digital Mediations: Religion, Science, Technology

Moderator: Laurence Rickels, UCSB Department of Germanic, Slavic, and Semitic Studies

Hent de Vries: Minimal Theologies, Global Religion

Avital Ronell: Testing the Waters

Oct. 25, 4:45-5:45 (McCune Conference Room): Concluding Discussion

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