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Walter Benjamin’s The Storyteller: Fiction & Form

    Event Date: 22 September 2016 Keynes Library Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD Verso Books presents: Walter Benjamin’s The Storyteller: Fiction & Form The Storyteller (Verso, 2016) gathers the fiction of the legendary critic and philosopher Walter Benjamin, best known for his groundbreaking studies of culture and literature, including Illuminations, …

John Macarthur- Kurt Schwitters and Walter Benjamin: The Modernity of the Baroque and Romanticism

Event Date: 27 March 2014 Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2TH       The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP), Kingston University  presents: Professor John Macarthur (University of Queensland) – Kurt Schwitters and Walter Benjamin: The Modernity of the Baroque and Romanticism Professor John Macarthur directs the research centre ‘Architecture.Theory.Criticism.History’ (ATCH) at the University of Queensland, …

Richard Wolin – Apocalypse Now: Walter Benjamin and the Legacy of Jewish Political Messianism

  Event Date: 5 June 2013 CCLS Lecture Theatre 69 Lincoln’s Inn Fields London WC2A The Leo Baeck Institute London presents: Professor Richard Wolin (CUNY) – Apocalypse Now: Walter Benjamin and the Legacy of Jewish Political Messianism How can one explain the fact that Walter Benjamin’s youthful essay on political violence, “The Critique of Violence” (1921), has, among representatives of …

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Walter Benjamin & Bertolt Brecht: Story of a Friendship?

6 November 2009 – This conference celebrates the publication of Erdmut Wizisla’s formidable study ‘Walter Benjamin and Bertolt Brecht: The Story of a Friendship’ and explores the ways in which Wizisla’s study augments, challenges or re-constellates previous analyses. speakers: Erdmut Wizisla, Peter Thompson, Barabara Engh, Tony Phelan, Esther Leslie, Chryssoula Kambas