The 2016 Annual Lecture of the journal Literature and Theology was given by Catherine Keller, Professor of Constructive Theology at Drew University. Catherine Keller is a leading theologian whose creative interdisciplinary work incorporates ecology, social justice, critical theory, and feminist theology and biblical interpretation. Her significant theological contribution is her development–drawing on process thought–of a relational theology deployed within a poststructuralist framework. Publications include:CatherineKeller

  • Cloud of the Impossible: Negative Theology and Planetary Entanglement (2015)
  • On the Mystery: Discerning God in Process (2008)
  • God and Power: Counter-Apocalyptic Journeys (2005)
  • Face of the Deep: A Theology of Becoming (2003)
  • Apocalypse Now and Then: A Feminist Guide to the End of the World (1996)
  • From a Broken Web: Separation, Sexism and Self (1986)

Catherine’s lecture title was ‘Lines in the Innumerable: Enmity, Exceptionalism and Entanglement’ and may be viewed online below.

Our second keynote is Professor Tim Ingold, Chair of Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen. While first and foremost an anthropologist, Tim Ingold‘s thought has been influential across the disciplines. His work on ‘lines’ concerns the relation between movement, knowledge and description in human social life and experience. In recent work he has approached theoretical concepts through the practice of making, in exploring the connections between anthropology, archaeology, art and architecture in terms of the relations between humans and their environment. Publications include:375047996_640

  • The Life of Lines (2015)
  • Making: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art and Architecture (2013)
  • Being Alive: Essays on Movement, Knowledge and Description (2011)
  • Lines: A Brief History (2007)
  • The Perception of the Environment: Essays on Livelihood, Dwelling and Skill (2000)
  • Key Debates in Anthropology (1996)
  • The Appropriation of Nature: Essays on Human Ecology and Social Relations (1986)
  • Hunters, Pastoralists and Ranchers: Reindeer Economies and their Transformations (1980)

Tim’s lecture title was ‘Lines of Correspondence’ and may be viewed online below.