Charles Gelman is a contributing editor of The Immanent Frame and an associate editor of Frequencies. A former program assistant at the Social Science Research Council, he is currently a doctoral student in comparative literature at New York University. He earned his B.A. from the Gallatin School, NYU, in 2009.
Posts by Charles Gelman:
“Of Miracles and Machines: A Symposium on Derrida and Religion” will take place Thursday, March 22, at Fordham University, New York, NY.Read the rest of Syposium on Derrida and religion.
In the New York Times opinion pages, Boston College political science professor Jonathan Laurence argues that it’s up to—and in the interest of—Europe’s governments to devise a coherent policy of integration for the continent’s growing Muslim population.Read the rest of A coherent integration policy for Europe.
On Friday-Saturday, Feb. 3-4, the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University will host Reworking Political Concepts II: A Lexicon in Formation, featuring presentations by Gil Anidjar, Susan Buck-Morss, Stathis Gourgouris, Jacques Lezra, and Uday Mehta, among others.Read the rest of Conference: Reworking Political Concepts.
Tomorrow evening, at Columbia University’s Rennert Hall, Kraft Center for Jewish Life, author Gary Shteyngart will engage in a conversation with McKenzie Wark, professor of media and cultural studies at The New School, as part of Rewiring the Real, a yearlong series of conversations with writers about the interplay of literature, technology and religion, organized by Columbia’s Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life.Read the rest of Gary Shteyngart: Rewiring the Real, at Columbia University.
On November 5, 2011, there will be a closing ceremony for the Sacred Spaces in Profane Buildings exhibition curated by Matilde Cassani, hosted by Storefront for Art and Architecture. The event will feature a panel discussion with Courtney Bender, Columbia University, Department of Religion; Maria Gonzales Pendas, GSAPP Columbia University; Patricia Bellucci, Fordham Center on Religion and Culture; along with representatives from religious communities and individuals who submitted to the project’s open call.Read the rest of Sacred Spaces in Profane Buildings: closing ceremony and panel discussion.
In addition to an excerpt from the introduction to Denis Lacorne’s Religion in America, as well as Joseph Blankholm’s response to Lacorne’s recent presentation of the book at Columbia University, you can also read the book’s foreword by the late Tony Judt, available from Columbia University Press.Read the rest of Tony Judt on Religion in America.
At the Rethinking Religion blog of Columbia University’s Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life, Joseph Blankholm responds to Denis Lacorne’s recent presentation, at Columbia, of his latest book Religion in America (Columbia University Press, 2011), which explores the multiple and divergent narratives situating faith’s place in the foundation and ongoing life of the American republic. Lacorne also examines how the United States’ seemingly peculiar mixture of principled secularism and overt public religiosity has been understood, and misunderstood, by French philosophers and other observers of the American scene.Read the rest of America’s “faith-friendly secularism”.
At the Scoop, Maura Jane Farrelly rounds up some responses (and adds her own) to Bill Keller’s Times Magazine editorial appealing for closer scrutiny of presidential candidates’ religious backgrounds and beliefs.Read the rest of Questioning religion’s role in the presidential race.
The Center for American Progress has a new report out on the groups and individuals fomenting the rising tide of Islamophobia in the U.S.Read the rest of Fear, Inc.: a report on the roots of Islamophobia.