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January 2021

Call for Papers: Working with Benjamin on Law

January 28 - January 29
Walter Benjamin Archive / Leibniz -Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung,
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Working with Benjamin on Law Workshop for Young Researchers, Berlin Organized by Hannah Franzki (University of Bremen); Rafael Vieira (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro); Alexis Alvarez-Nakagawa (European University Institute/New York University) Supported by Walter Benjamin Archive, Berlin; Leibniz-Center for Literary and Cultural Research, Berlin; International Walter Benjamin Society The contemporary political and legal landscape presents us with an array of situations that speak directly to Benjamin’s writings on law. Over the last year, various forms of the state of…

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Call for Expressions of Interest: Walter Benjamin Research Collective for Early Career Researchers

January 15

The recently founded Walter Benjamin Research Collective aims to promote critical debate amongst doctoral candidates and post-doctoral researchers engaging with different aspects of Benjamin’s extensive body of work. Conscious of the far-reaching influence of Benjamin’s writings within a variety of disciplines, the WBRC encourages intellectual exchange across international networks, bringing together early career researchers from different strands of scholarship and facilitating interdisciplinary discussion. In light of the current circumstances which have prevented the experience of regular in- person interactions within…

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October 2020

Make our own Walter Benjamin’s «Experience and Poverty» ?

October 15, 2020 - October 17, 2020
Rennes 2 University

International Conference from October 15 to 17, 2020 at Rennes 2 University Florent Perrier – maître de conférences en esthétique et théorie de l’art EA 7472 Pratiques et théories de l’art contemporain (PTAC) Christophe David – maître de conférences en philosophie EA 1279 Histoire et Critique des Arts (HCA) Call for Papers The scene has often been described in our illustrated children’s books: surrounded by its enemies, already sinking for part, a ship has no other choice, if it hopes…

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August 2020

Kantine »Benjamin«

August 24, 2020 - August 30, 2020
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»Der Begriff des Fortschritts ist in der Idee der Katastrophe zu fundieren. Daß es ›so weiter‹ geht, ist die Katastrophe. Sie ist nicht das jeweils Bevorstehende, sondern das jeweils Gegebene. Strindbergs Gedanke: die Hölle ist nichts, was uns bevorstünde – sondern dieses Leben hier.« Walter Benjamin: Zentralpark (1939) Zur Lebzeit Walter Benjamins reihte sich eine Katastrophe an die andere: In zwei Weltkriegen, der Weltwirtschaftskrise und dem Aufstieg des Faschismus wurden die Schattenseiten der modernen, kapitalistischen Gesellschaft mehr denn je offenbar.…

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May 2020


May 8, 2020 - May 9, 2020

‘I grasped thoughts which are so clear that I hope to set them down soon. They concern politics.’ Walter Benjamin, Letter to Schoen, September 1919 Like many of his other works, Walter Benjamin’s reflections on the concept of politics have a fragmentary character. In the early 1920s, Walter Benjamin worked intensively on a project that he came to refer to simply as his Politics; but even though this study appears to have been largely completed, most of the resulting texts…

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December 2019

Walter Benjamin & the Nineteenth Century Today

December 12, 2019 - December 13, 2019

International conference organised by Professor Jean-Michel Gouvard (University of Bordeaux Montaigne/Institute of Modern Languages Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London) in collaboration with Textes / Littératures: Ecritures et Modèles (EA 4195, University of Bordeaux Montaigne)  

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November 2019

Walter Benjamin Förderpreis für junge Forschende 2020

November 13, 2019 - January 17, 2020

Gestiftet von der International Walter Benjamin Society, dem Walter Benjamin Archiv und dem Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Die Forschung zu Walter Benjamin hat sich in den letzten Jahrzehnten als äußerst fruchtbar erwiesen. Dabei ist besonders eine Generation von jungen Forscherinnen und Forschern aktiv, die in den letzten Jahren neue Lektüren entwickelt und neue Kontexte erschlossen hat. Gerade sie trägt wesentlich dazu bei, dass die alten Antagonismen – etwa Materialismus vs. Theologie – die Diskussion nicht mehr dominieren und Benjamin…

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August 2019

Call for Papers: Benjaminiana 2019 (till July 14th)

August 28, 2019 - August 30, 2019
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ),
Faculdade de Letras, Auditório E3, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Benjaminiana 2019 Annual Walter Benjamin’s Researchers Meeting From August 28th to August 30th , 2019, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) will host the third Benjaminiana – annual Walter Benjamin’s Researchers Meeting at Faculdade de Letras. The congress aims at gathering researchers and readers of Walter Benjamin, creating room for dialogue and stimulating discussions and exchange amongst researchers of his work. Besides, the meeting aims at stimulate discussions and exchange of information about Benjamin. Brazilian researchers Leila Danziger…

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July 2019

Übersetzungen von Gewalt

July 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Übersetzungen von Gewalt Workshop-Diskussion über Walter Benjamins „Zur Kritik der Gewalt“ am Juli 2019   Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin 10h-17h Georg Simmel Saal, 3. Etage   Organisation: Frank Müller (CMB / Freie Universität Berlin) Noa Levin (Kingston University London / ZfL)   Eine Kooperationsveranstaltung zwischen dem Centre Marc Bloch (CMB) und dem Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Berlin (ZfL)   Anmeldung bitte bis 09. Juli 2019 an: ubersetzungenvongewalt@gmail.com   Walter Benjamins kurzer Text „Zur Kritik der Gewalt“ von 1921 ist…

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June 2019

International Walter Benjamin Conference 2019

June 26, 2019 - June 29, 2019
Schanzeneckstrasse 1, Berne, 3012 Switzerland
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Walter Benjamin obtained his doctoral degree on June 27 of 1919 at the University of Bern. Precisely 100 years on, this serves as an occasion to host the bi-annual conference organized by the International Walter Benjamin Society in Bern and to look at these beginnings. Six thematic-based panels show how much Benjamin’s thinking is connected to almost all humanities subjects, but in any case, requires inter- and trans-disciplinary access. A reading group aims to promote a discussion of two of…

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