With immense gratitude to Dr. John Thatamanil for the invitation, I’d like to share a talk that I gave last week at Union Theological Seminary in New York (well, virtually in New York). The talk explains some of the theoretical skeleton that holds the book, Inner Animalities together. After a 25 minute monologue, John Thatamanil and I talk for a while about the theological claims and moves that the book works out.
Tomorrow, I’ll be presenting a version of the research that I’ve done in the last few years on the ecological politics of dignity. I’ll be presenting at the Annette Moran Faculty Colloquium here at Carroll College. It’s an opportunity to share work with colleagues in a school where we have surprisingly few opportunities to talk through our research. Teaching takes up so much of our time and energy here, that it’s not often we have a chance to share the work that we’re doing for the wider world. I’m glad to have the opportunity to share my thoughts and curious to see how the argument plays out for a crowd of mostly non theology/religious studies folks.
I’ve titled my presentation “Dignity: Caught between Humanity and Animality”