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>From: Thomas Crombez <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: On the Outlook: Figures of the 
>Messianic (Netherland) (2/20/06; 6/10/06-6/11/06)
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>Junior Researcher Symposium "On the Outlook: Figures of the Messianic"
>
>Call For Papers
>
>In conjunction with the international conference "Messianism and the 
>Law" which will take place on 11 and 12 May 2006, the Institute of 
>Jewish Studies at the University of Antwerp is also planning a Junior 
>Researcher Symposium "On the Outlook: Figures of the Messianic" which 
>will be conducted on 10 and 11 May 2006.
>
>Contributions for this Junior Researcher Symposium, which is expected 
>to focus on the modes and functions of Messianic thinking in 
>twentieth-century philosophy, may be submitted to the organizers as 
>listed below.
>
>Papers should not exceed 30 minutes and possibly but not exclusively 
>address:
>- Figures of the Messianic in the work of W. Benjamin, G. Scholem, J. 
>Taubes, E. LÈvinas, Th. Adorno, Fr. Rosenzweig, J. Derrida, A. 
>Badiou, J.-L. Nancy, G. Agamben
>- Messianism and poststructuralism (e.g. similarities between the 
>paradoxes of Messianism and the deconstruction of binary thinking)
>- Writing and Messianism (e.g. difference and the deferral of 
>presence in Messianic time)
>- Discontinuous temporality (how is Messianism related to 
>philosophical concepts such as promise, infancy, and potentiality?)
>- Messianism, secularization and religion (do we observe a 
>secularization of Messianic thinking? or an introduction of political 
>theology into philosophy?)
>- What is the relationship between Jewish and Christian figurations 
>of Messianism?
>- Messianism and political activism
>- Messianism and hope (e.g. in Ernst Bloch's 'Das Prinzip Hoffnung'?)
>- Collectivity and individuality (is messianic redemption always 
>concerned with the redemption of a collective body (mankind, a 
>specific people), and not with individual salvation? How does the 
>popularity of messianic figurations relate to a renewed philosophical 
>interest in 'we', instead of 'I'?)
>
>Organizers:
>Drs. Thomas Crombez
>Dr. Katrien Vloeberghs
>
>Please submit abstracts (500 words) to [log in to unmask] before 
>20 February 2006.
>Speakers will be notified of acceptance by 10 March 2006.
>
>

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