Three Events at MUN this week

It’s a busy week here at MUN:

First, there is tomorrow’s monthly public lecture at the Ship downtown. I will be presenting, with graduate student Steph Butera, on violence and politics. Here are the deets: “A Violent Exchange: Philosophy on Violence” What is the difference between just and unjust violence, and what makes an act violent or non-violent? 8:30 pm, April 19th, The Ship Pub (downtown). This follows from Butera’s reading course with me. Figures mentioned will include Zizek, Fanon, Badiou, and Butler.

Second, there’s this week’s conference at MUN, Texts and Contexts, which is held annually. I’ll be presenting on Latour’s Theology. Program (pdf) here. The theme is on violence, coincidentally enough given the public lecture, though I won’t quite be presenting on that.

Third, our doctoral students are hosting a graduate conference (program, Word doc, here). The keynote is the always excellent Marc De Kesel (Saint Paul University), “The Topicality of Meta: What about Metaphysics Today?” which takes place Friday evening and takes up the conference’s theme of the possible renewal of metaphysics.