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March 2022

Call for Papers: The Critique of Violence from the 1920s to the 2020s

March 22 @ 8:00 am - April 15 @ 5:00 pm

The Department of German, the Program in Comparative Literary Studies, and the Critical Theory Program at Northwestern University invite graduate students and early career researchers to participate in a colloquium in response to the publication of the new translation and critical edition of Walter Benjamin’s 1921 essay, “Zur Kritik der Gewalt” (Toward the Critique of Violence) recently published by Stanford University Press. The colloquium welcomes explorations on any topic related to Benjamin’s essay or the additional writings gathered in the…

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Call for Papers: Walter Benjamin in the East – Networks, Conflicts, and Reception

March 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

7–9 July 2022, Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Berlin (ZfL) Organizers: Caroline Adler (HU Berlin), Sophia Buck (Oxford/ZfL), Carolin Duttlinger (Oxford), Matthias Schwartz (ZfL) Submission Deadline: 1 March, 2022 Notification of Acceptance: 14 March, 2022 The conference This conference will trace the reception of Walter Benjamin’s thought throughout Eastern Europe, more specifically in a late and post-Socialist context. The dissolution of the Eastern Bloc and the Soviet Union to some degree ended the rivalry of two contingent versions of modernity.…

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November 2021

Hoffnung / Hope: Tagung der Internationalen Walter Benjamin Society

November 4, 2021 - November 6, 2021

Hoffnung – mit Benjamin neu denken / Hope – Rethinking with Benjamin Organisiert von Maria Teresa Costa (MPIWG), Pola Groß (ZfL), Ursula Marx (Walter Benjamin Archiv, AdK) und Daniel Weidner (Universität Halle) Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin in Kooperation mit der Akademie der Künste, Berlin und dem Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Berlin Es gebe keinen Moment, so notiert Walter Benjamin, der nicht auch ein revolutionärer sein könne – verstanden als „Chance einer ganz neuen Lösung im Angesicht einer ganz neuen…

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September 2021

COSMOS 1939: Georges Salles / Walter Benjamin

September 13, 2021 @ 8:00 am - January 28, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

COSMOS 1939: Georges Salles / Walter Benjamin von Jean-Michel Alberola, mit Aura Rosenberg, Frances Scholz und Chantal Benjamin Tieranatomisches Theater, Philippstraße 13, 10115 Berlin (Campus Nord) 3. September 2021 – 28. Januar 2022 Dienstag – Freitag, 14 – 18 Uhr In der Ausstellung COSMOS 1939: Georges Salles / Walter Benjamin vereint der Pariser Künstler Jean-Michel Alberola Lithographien, Malerei und Zeichnung mit einem assoziativen Netzwerk aus historischen Objekten und Photographien. Sie alle kreisen um die wahrscheinlich niemals stattgefundene Begegnung zweier Intellektueller…

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July 2021

Working with Benjamin on Law

July 15, 2021 - July 17, 2021

Workshop Working with Benjamin on Law 15, 16 & 17 July 2021 ZfL Berlin & Online Organized by Alexis Alvarez-Nakagawa (CONICET/UBA), Hannah Franzki (University of Bremen) & Rafael Vieira (UFRJ) The workshop is funded by the Walter Benjamin Award for Young Researchers and supported by the Walter Benjamin Archive (Berlin), the Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung (ZfL, Berlin), and the International Walter Benjamin Society.

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June 2021

Call for Papers: IWBS CONFERENCE: Hoffnung / Hope

June 1, 2021 - July 17, 2021

Hoffnung mit Benjamin neu denken *** scroll down for English Version 2021 Tagung der International Walter Benjamin Society 4.– 6. November 2021 Organisiert von Maria Teresa Costa (MPIWG), Pola Groß (ZfL), Ursula Marx (Walter Benjamin Archiv, AdK) und Daniel Weidner (Universität Halle) Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin in Kooperation mit der Akademie der Künste, Berlin und dem Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Berlin   Es gebe keinen Moment, so notiert Walter Benjamin, der nicht auch ein revolutionärer sein könne – verstanden…

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May 2021

POLITIK | POLITICS IN WALTER BENJAMIN’S PHILOSOPHY

May 14, 2021 - July 15, 2021

ONLINE WORKSHOP HOSTED BY KING’S COLLEGE LONDON, DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE 14-15 MAY 2021 ‘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 endeavours, Walter Benjamin’s reflections on the concept of politics have a fragmentary character. In the late 1910s and early 1920s, he worked intensively on a project that he came to refer to simply as his Politics;…

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January 2021

Call for Papers: Working with Benjamin on Law

January 28, 2021 - January 29, 2021
Walter Benjamin Archive / Leibniz -Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung,
Berlin,
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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, 2021

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

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 to escape and sail away, than to sacrifice its heaviest cannons,…

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