Futures of political theology: Nomos / Demos / Pseudos – Kingston University

Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, John Galsworthy building, Room 003

09.00–09.45: Registration/coffee [John Galsworthy building] 09.45–10.00: Introductory remarks: Prof Evanthia Lyons & Prof Simon
Morgan Wortham [Kingston University]

Panel 1. PAST FUTURE: THE SACRAMENT OF MODERNITY
10.00–12.00 [20min x 3 + 60min Q&A] [JG003 Lecture Theatre] Chair: Atsuko Ichijo (Kingston University)
§ Antonio CERELLA (Kingston University), Rex Sacrorum: On the Origins and
Evolution of Sovereign Power
§ Richard WILSON (Kingston University), Murdering Majesty: The Stuarts in
Tragedy and Trauerspiel
§ Michael DILLON (Lancaster University), Signatures of Infinity: On the Political
Legitimacy of the Modern Age
Lunch break: 12.00–13.20 [Picton Room – for speakers only]

Panel 2. INTERMEZZO: ON TIME, POLITICS AND NATURE
13.30–15.30 [20min x 3 + 60min Q&A] [JG003 Lecture Theatre] Chair: Richard Wilson (Kingston University)
§ Arthur BRADLEY (Lancaster University), Undone: Benjamin and the Future of the
Past
§ Tracy B. STRONG (UCSD & Southampton), Desacralizing Politics: Nietzsche,
Weber and Schmitt
§ Howard CAYGILL (Kingston University), The Political Theology of Nature
Coffee break: 15.30–15.45

Panel 3. FUTURE PAST: POLITICAL THEOLOGY – FROM
MODERNITY TO GLOBALITY
16.00–18.00 [20min x 3 + 60min Q&A] [JG003 Lecture Theatre] Chair: Arthur Bradley (Lancaster University)
§ Ward BLANTON (University of Kent), Hegel After Sovereignty: Spirit in a
Neoliberal Economy of Self-dosing and Self-enhancement
§ Yvonne SHERWOOD (University of Kent), Migration as Foundation: The Political
Theologies of the Resident Alien
§ Dario GENTILI (Roma 3), The Dispositif of Crisis: Political Theology and Biopolitics
in the Italian Thought
Coffee break: 18.00–18.10

18.15–19.30: Keynote address: ELETTRA STIMILLI (JG003–45 min)[La Sapienza – University of Rome] “FROM POLITICAL THEOLOGY TO THE RELIGION OF DEBT”
Moderator: Antonio Cerella (Kingston) + Q&A (30 min)

19.30–19.50: Wine reception [Picton Room, Kingston University]

20.00–22.00: Symposium Dinner [for speakers only]:
The Spring Grove [http://www.thespringgrove.co.uk]

INFO: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/events/item/2586/02-jun-2017-futures-of-political-theology-symposium/