October 20, 2021

The New Polis Journal (Announcement)

The New Polis, which launched operations in February 2018 as an academic blog or e-journal, will now as of January 2022 become a full-fledged, peer-reviewed academic journal . It will initially be published twice a year with a third annual edition added as the pace of submissions increases. The inaugural issue will include papers and presentations from […]

A Gloss On ‘Political Theology’ And The Psychedelic Nature of Recent Political Unrest (Roger Green)

What follows updates some excerpts from my book, A Transatlantic Political Theology of Psychedelic Aesthetics (Palgrave 2019). Related excerpts may also be found with respect to Walter Benjamin in The Journal For Cultural and Religious Theory. Preparing for our Critical Conversation next week on An American Indian Critique of Sovereignty, a colleague who’s been to several of […]

Critical Conversations – 2020 And The Catastrophe Of The Global Neoliberal Order (Announcement)

Participants are invited to join us live in the fourth of a monthly series of “Critical Conversations” (Zoom webinars) with eminent scholars from around the globe. If you are interested in joining us, please contact us by email at editor.thenewpolis@gmail.com. If you have not participated in previous seminars, please provide us with a brief sentence or two […]

“Subjectivities Since the Sixties” (Critical Conversations 2)

The following is the video and transcript of the second “Critical Conversation”, a monthly Zoom seminar with advance registration sponsored by The New Polis and Whitestone Publications and involving international scholars. The seminar took place on September 22, 2020. Critical Conversations: Subjectivities Since the Sixties Jason Alvis: Thanks everyone for coming, I just want to welcome you to […]

Critical Conversations -“Subjectivities Since The Sixties” (Announcement)

Participants are invited to join us live in the second of a monthly series of “Critical Conversations” (Zoom webinars) with eminent scholars from around the globe. If you are interested in joining us, please contact us by email at editor.thenewpolis@gmail.com. Please state your professional or academic status, affiliation, and a brief sentence or two concerning why you […]

Re-enchanted Empire — The Figure Of Pan In Edwardian Fiction, Part 2 (Roger Green)

In my previous post, I argued that as a pagan figure, Pan manifests an Edwardian desire to re-enchant England as a critique of the British Empire while also remaining intellectually and culturally elitist. Here I continue to analyze the figure across various texts. J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan famously comments on the growing disenchantment of children via a […]

“Naming The Darkness,” Spiritual Violence, And Radical Incompleteness – Resituating A Political Theology, Part 2 (James E. Willis, III)

The following is the first of a two-part series. The first can be found here. It is republished from Religious Theory on May 9, 2020. A philosophy of finite human time is one way to read Martin Hägglund’s recent This Life because time is of critical importance in his corpus to date. His interpretation of Marx centers on “labor […]

Political Filters And The Challenge Of Multivariate Political Analysis (Jonathan Cole)

Political reality is multivariate, although you would never know it based on news reporting, political commentary and the rhetoric of politicians and activists alike. This is because we all, consciously or unconsciously, refract the multivariate political reality we live, or more often observe, through political filters. These filters perform the functional task of reducing complex […]

Some Notes On Blanchot And Disaster (Roger Green)

In this piece, I want to explore the distinction between the “state of exception” and the “disaster.” In doing so, I am also drawing on an interesting seminar that Joshua Ramey has been providing online for the general public called “Debt as Original Sin.” Following arguments in Devin Singh’s Divine Currency, Ramey sees indebtedness as […]

“Progressive Neoliberalism” – Symbolic Capitalism And The Global Reproduction Of The “Precariat” (Interview With Carl Raschke)

The following is the first in a series of “book interviews” (as opposed to book “reviews”) which the The New Polis will be undertaking with certain recent authors.  The first title to be considered is by NP Senior Consulting Editor Carl Raschke. Raschke, Carl.  Neoliberalism and Political Theology: From Kant to Identity Politics.  Edinburgh: Edinburgh […]