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Discussion: Professors Etienne Balibar and Dominick LaCapra

Fri, March 2, 2012 • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM • SAC 2.302 (Legislative Assembly Room)

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Please join us for a symposium on the theme of "Sacred and Secular Politics." The symposium will begin with discussion of pre-circulated papers from Etienne Balibar (Université de Paris X - Nanterre and University of California, Irvine) and Dominick LaCapra (Cornell University) that reflect on questions of political community, cosmopolitics, secularism, and the nature of the religious.

Following the two guests' papers, we will hold a round table featuring three scholars from the University of Texas (Pascale Bos, Germanic Studies; Yoav Di-Capua, History; and Alison Frazier, History). Schedule below. 

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP required to receive a copy of the pre-circulated paper. Please RSVP to Courtney Meador to by Noon, Thursday, March 1.


Sacred and Secular Politics
Friday March 2, 2012 in SAC 2.302

12:45
Opening Remarks

1:00-2:15
Etienne Balibar, "Cosmopolitanism and Secularism: Controversial Legacies and Prospective Interrogations"(pre-circulated paper)

2:15-3:30
Dominick LaCapra, "Fascism and the Sacred:  Sites of Inquiry after (or along with) Trauma"
(pre-circulated paper)

3:30-3:45:
Coffee Break

3:45-4:45:
Round Table with Pascale Bos, Yoav Di-Capua, and Alison Frazier

This symposium is sponsored by the Center for European Studies with support from the Department of Religious Studies, the France-UT Institute, the Department of Germanic Studies, the Program in Comparative Literature, the Department of History, the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies, the Department of English, and the Department of French and Italian, and the the Institute for Historical Studies.


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