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“The Political Theology of Betrayal: Schmitt’s Hobbes and Hobbes’ Uzzah”: A Lecture by Dr. Feisal G. Mohamed

October 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free and Open to the Public

Feisal Mohamed's current work focuses on seventeenth-century contributions to sovereignty as an idea and practice. This includes the persistence of theological language around the sovereign as deciding instance, and also the parceling of sovereign power in relatively autonomous bureaucracies, such as courts and corporations. As reflection and contribution to the period's political imaginary, literary texts offer fundamental insights into the shaping of this aggravatingly persistent modern political formation.

A past president of the Milton Society of America, his work has been supported by a Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowship. He has been awarded the Milton Society of America’s James Holly Hanford Award for Milton and the Post-Secular Present, and, with co-editor Mary Nyquist, its Irene Samuel Award for the collection Milton and Questions of History, as well as receiving an honorable mention for the MLA’s William Riley Parker Prize in 2005. In addition to scholarly venues, his writing has appeared in The Chronicle Review, Dissent Magazine, The Huffington Post, the website of The New Republic, and The New York Times.

With Marcus Keller and Ellen McClure, Mohamed edits the Northwestern University Press series “Rethinking the Early Modern.”




Free and Open to the Public


October 19, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public


Morgan Hall 301
Morgan Hall
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States


Michelle Dowd