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>From: "JOSHUA R GOLD" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Panel on German Thought and the 
>Sacred (2/12/07; GSA, 10/4/07-10/7/07)
>
>German Studies Association (GSA)
>
>Panel Topic:  Dimensions of the Sacred: 
>Contemporary Theory and Modern German Thought
>October 4-7, 2007
>San Diego, CA
>
>Submission Deadline: February 12, 2007
>
>	Interest in the significance of religion 
>and the sacred for contemporary theory has grown 
>in recent years, and it shows no sign of abating 
>soon.  Commonly associated with such names as 
>Derrida, Levinas, Agamben, Marion, and Badiou, 
>and such fields of study as ìpolitical 
>theology,î this line of inquiry asks us to 
>consider the complex, often uneasy relationship 
>that religious traditions have to the values, 
>claims, and assumptions of secular thought. 
>What can German Studies bring to the table at a 
>moment when many thinkers are acknowledging the 
>power and persistence of religion?  This 
>question can hardly be dismissed, particularly 
>when one recalls the debt that contemporary 
>theory owes to the modern German intellectual 
>tradition.  As the writings of Hegel, Nietzsche, 
>Heidegger, and Habermas show, German philosophy 
>since Kantóbroadly conceived to include literary 
>criticism, political and legal theory, 
>psychoanalysis, and religious studiesófurnishes 
>the most outstanding example
>s of this legacy.  Addressing the way the 
>present intellectual and theoretical environment 
>dialogues with these diverse regions of modern 
>German thought, this panel aims to show that 
>German Studies has much to offer the theoretical 
>debates of today.  Potential contributors are 
>invited to submit proposals of up to 250 words 
>to Joshua Robert Gold at [log in to unmask]
>
>

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