CALL FOR PAPERS
Papers are invited for a thematic issue on Carl Schmitt and the Event to appear in Telos: A Quarterly Journal of Politics, Philosophy,
Critical Theory, Culture and the Arts in 2009.
Guest-edited by Michael V. Marder (University of Toronto), the journal
invites papers that explore the political, philosophical, and
theological dimensions of the ?event? in Carl Schmitt. Some of the topics that elucidate this notion implicit in Schmitt?s oeuvre might
include: sovereignty and the event of deciding upon the exception; the
event of the political as a shift in oppositional binaries that leads
to the emergence of a qualitatively different category; concrete
representation or ?representation from above? as the event of
instantiating the abstract in the concrete; the event of naming in
Nomos of the Earth; the iteration, with difference, of various nomoi;
the institution of parliamentary democracy as a ?counter-event? etc.
In addition, essays may address models of political events and
interventions and their relationship to historical moments; events as
performance; or the standing of executive power and decisionism in
relation to political events. Comparative studies drawing on the
writings of G. Agamben, A. Badiou, G. Deleuze, J. Derrida, M.
Heidegger, J-L. Nancy and other thinkers of the event are also
Papers should run no more than 7500 words (without notes) or 8500
words (with notes). Telos also welcomes submissions of shorter pieces,
such as book reviews, relevant to the announced theme. All submitted
articles and reviews should adhere to The Chicago Manual of Style
Inquiries and papers should be sent to the guest editor of
the issue at:
firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 December 2008.