Conferences and CFPs

Embodiment – A Conference On The Crisis In Contemporary Theory And The Humanities

September 28-29

An International and Interdisciplinary Synchronous Online Conference

Sponsored by the University of Vienna and the University of Denver in Co-operation with the Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory (Whitestone Publications)

You must register in advance (see below) whereupon you will automatically receive a participation link. If you are having trouble, please email us.

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Summary

What we term “religion” or the “religious” is a universal signifier that encompasses a range of social forms, cultural meanings, and symbolic practices presupposing the presencing of a certain transcendent reality.  However, the manifestation of transcendence is impossible without corporeal experience, whether that involve sexuality, gender, the regimentation of the body in ascetic practices, the definition of reproductive rights, the subjugation of persons through the wielding of law and punishment, war and conflict, the endurance of pain and suffering for a higher purpose. 

How are new theoretical perspectives involving phenomenology, neurology, gender theory, racialization, colonization and de-colonization, medical and social ethics, feminism, etc. transforming our previous stances, or positionalities?

PROGRAM

Wednesday, September 28

7:45/15:45

Welcome and Announcements

8:00/16:00

Embodiment and the Sacred – Faculty Panel

Carl Raschke, University of Denver; Michel Staudigl, University of Vienna; Jason Jeffries, University of Denver

9:00/17:00

Anna Magnasco, University of Torino (Italy)

The Body in the Disenchanted Society: Between Suffering and the Sacred in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) movement

9:30/17:30

Magdalena Sedmak, University of Vienna (Austria)

Trauma in Emmanuel Lévinas´ Writing Body

10:00/18:00

Stella Indira Auer, University of Vienna (Austria)

Embodied Restoration

10:30/18:30 

Break

11:00/19:00

Kev Grane, University of Denver (United States)

Evolution of Gender Hierarchy in Western Christianity

11:30/19:30

Anja Krvina, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Exploring the Role of Consent and Religion in Yoga Nowadays

12:00/20:00

Tobias Patry, University of Vienna

Organic Thinking

12:30/20:30

Adjourn

Thursday, September 29

8:00/16:00

Kieryn Wurts, University of Bonn (Germany)

John Boswell’s History of (Eurochristian) Sexuality: A Case Study in Rethinking Embodiment By Way of Historical Proxy

8:30/16:30

Jared Lacey, University of Denver (United States)

Beyond Embodiment: Black Feminism, Pantheology, and Non-Anthropocentric Enfleshment

9:00/17:00

Kevin Hujing, University of Denver (United States)

Binding Freedom

9:30/17:30

Nina Sophie Weiss, École Normale Supérieure (France)

Religion as Embodiment in a More-Than-Human World. A Feminist Approach.

10:00/18:00

Break

10:30/18:30

Anna-Maria Edlinger, University of Vienna (Austria)

The Body and the Sacred

11:00/11:30

Caterina Degaetan, University of Milan (Italy)

The Imagination in Spinoza: The Moral Good between Prophecy and the Amor Dei Intellectualis

11:30/19:30

Gabe Parker, University of Denver (United States)

Secularizing the Sacred

12:00/20:00

Wrap-Up

12:30/20:30

Adjourn