Aptly following upon the last post, we’ve been notified of a conference entitled “The Grandeur of Reason: Religion, Tradition and Universalism” to be held in Rome in September. One of the panels (“Speculative Realism and the Im/possibility of the Divine”) will feature Quentin Meillassoux, Iain Hamilton Grant, and Dustin McWherter (Middlesex) presenting, with John Milbank as a respondent. The conference also includes Slavoj Zizek and Giorgio Agamben (who’s not necessarily a speculative realist, but is certainly a notable speaker!), among many others. All the information for it can be found at this website: The Grandeur of Reason.
[UPDATE:] Apparently, Francois Laruelle will also be making a presentation at the conference, judging by the new conference poster! (h/t: Daily Humiliation) For those (i.e. most of us) who can’t make it, there will also reportedly be video and audio made of the conference – which we’ll be sure to post here once we receive it.
(Conference Flyer: click for larger image)