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Suspended Space

Katharine Sarah Moody, the editor of this special edition, brings up the issue of identity politics, and asks questions around whether Pyrotheology's more existential commitments render it unable to adequately deal with contemporary issues of injustice.

In this short response I take a more personal angle, and attempt to indirectly address the question by tracing how transformative political spaces where created in Northern Ireland, during The Troubles. An approach that stands at odds with much the contemporary academic work in the US at present. In the talk, I engage more directly with Moody's critiques.