Marc LaFountain reviews a new collection of Bataille’s writings and considers the philosopher’s thoughts on prayer in a system and practice of atheology.
Author: Marc LaFountain
Marc J. LaFountain is Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology at the University of West Georgia. He teaches courses on phenomenological sociology, visual sociology, sociology of the body, and critical theory and cultural politics. Among his current research projects are a continuation of his research on Dali, first presented in his book, This is Not an Essence: Dali and Postmodernism, a phenomenological exploration of loss, and a study on the irruption of the uncivilized body in everyday face-to-face interaction. He is active in a number of environmental projects in the community where he lives.