China and New Zealand lectures

Soon I am off, for China and New Zealand and a few lectures and papers. In one of my regular acts of shameless self-promotion (thank God I don’t have one of those silly facebook accounts!), the titles:

Venerating Lenin – invited public lecture, Beijing Foreign Languages University, 20 August.

On the Myth of Classicism – keynote address at Renmin University Summer Institute on Christian Culture, Suzhou 27-31 August.

A Dead Spouse, A Vegetable Garden and a Cousin’s Field: On Private Property – paper at Bible and Critical Theory Seminar, Auckland, 1-2 September.

Trading Ventures and Other Tall Tales of the Hebrew Bible – seminar at Otago University, Dunedin, 7 September.

As you can see, both ‘The Matriarch’s Muff’ and ‘The Music Album Musical Bum of the Bible’ have yet to be unleashed.


6 thoughts on “China and New Zealand lectures

  1. Sorry to leave a totally unrelated comment, but could I get your opinion about which physical, non-abridged edition of Marx’s Capital the best? I’m a student just really starting to explore Marxism, so sorry if this comes off as totally naive or anything.

  2. Well who’s a busy beaver? But I sincerely hope that all this work doesn’t mean you’ll miss the publication of Peter Brown’s “long-awaited history of the Roman 1% and the triumph of Christianity”, Through the Eye of a Needle, while you’re away playing The Turbo-Prof™ . And some people say that the Occupy Movement would have no lasting effects! What do you say now, you naysayers and grumpy pooh-poohers? Eh? Eh!? Peter BROWN!!

    1. Hmmm … the ‘Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History Emeritus’. What a grand title. I’m sure he’s important, almost as much as the The Steggles Chicken Professor of Circular Argumentation, Social Disharmony and Mystification …

  3. What if anything do you make of the trial of Gu Kailai (and the fall of Bo Xilai)? Meanwhile, I finally watched this for the first time the other day (right at the very center, at the very heart, you can catch a fleeting glimpse of Stalin shedding tears for Lenin–true love if I’ve ever seen it!):

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