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An endless duel: Israel and Palestine

  1. The myth of Gott mit uns 

There is a now long forgotten tradition of duelling. If two persons disagreed on something even as abstract as metaphysics, they could end their disagreement with a duel. 1,414 more words

The Time of Economy

In his The Kingdom and the Glory, Giorgio Agamben demonstrates that the key distinction at play in the theological thinking on economy is that between monarchy and economy; between God’s being and activity. 919 more words


The experience of translating

Seamus Heany once said that the best part about translating is that you get to finish something you didn’t have to start. It’s a strange feeling, though, finishing up something for someone else — and not only that, finishing something that is always necessarily secondary and supplemental to that work by someone else. 940 more words


Atonement and Economy

First, a bit of a meta-comment: faithful readers will note that some promised posts (notably on mysticism) have failed to materialize. Sorry. I’ve been a little terrible at keeping up on blog stuff this summer, what with conferences, trips, and my independent study. 1,250 more words


Response Post: Romance, Fantasy, Resistance

Before the response post, a couple of announcements:

In the coming weeks, EXM will have reflections posts on two major conferences held this summer: the International Medieval Congress held annually at the University of Leeds and the New Chaucer Society Congress which was hosted by the University of Iceland. 836 more words


“All Power to All the People”

*This paper was presented at the Diverse Lineages of Existentialism Conference in St. Louis. Because of a panel change, the paper I was initially going to present on Keiji Nishitani was no longer topical.  4,947 more words

Walter Benjamin

Campzenship: on the camp as a space of membership

Framing camps and camp-like institutions in terms of exception and emergency is certainly evocative and captures the sense of profound discomfort that many feel for this kind of institutions. 155 more words

Migration And Mobility