William Franke presented lectures at the Beijing Capitol University and University of Frankfurt during the summer 2016
William Franke gave an inaugural lecture (“Liberal Arts Education in East Asia: The Unspeakable Basis of Comparative Humanities”) for the opening of a new School of Foreign Studies in the Beijing Capitol University of Business and Economics (CUEB), May 26, 2016.
He is conducting a 2016 summer-semester block seminar on “Apophatische Theologie und neuzeitliche Philosophie” (Apophatic Theology and Modern Philosophy) in the Philosophy Department at the University of Frankfurt, co-taught with Prof. Wilhelm Essler.
His publications this year include:
“Poetry, Prophecy, and Revelation,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion, Ed. John Barton (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016)(http://religion.oxfordre.com), 1-25
“The Philosopher or the Sage: Apophaticism in Europe and China”In Wisdom and Philosophy: Contemporary and Comparative Approaches, Eds. Hans-Georg Moeller and Andrew Whitehead (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016), pp. 55-73
“Saint Paul Among the Theorists: A Genealogy of the New Universalism” Routledge Companion to Literature and Religion, ed. Mark Knight (New York: Routledge, 2016), pp. 146-55
“The Religious Vocation of Secular Literature: Dante and Postmodern Thought,”
In Letteratura Italiana e religione (Religion and Literature in Italian Tradition), ed. Salvatore Bancheri and Francesco Guardini (Florence: Franco Cesati, 2016), pp. 49-68
“Writings and Revelation: Literary Theology in the Bible,” Literature and Theology 30/1 (2016): 51-66
“Classical Chinese Thought and the Sense of Transcendence” Transcendence, Immanence, and Intercultural Philosophy, Eds. Nahum Brown and William Franke (New York: Palgrave, 2016)
Nothingness and the Aspiration to Universality in the Poetic ‘Making’ of Sense:
An Essay in Comparative East-West Poetics” Asian Philosophy: An International Journal of the Philosophical Traditions of the East 26/3 (2016):