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June 2019

International Walter Benjamin Conference 2019

June 26 - June 29
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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December 2019

Call for Papers: Walter Benjamin & the Nineteenth Century Today

December 12 - December 13
Institute of Modern Languages Research, Senate House,
Senate House, University of London, Malet St, London, London WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Walter Benjamin & the Nineteenth Century Today   International conference organized by Institute of Modern Languages Research (School of Advanced Study, University of London) in collaboration with Textes / Littératures: Ecritures et Modèles (EA 4195, Université de Bordeaux Montaigne) 12 & 13 December 2019 Institute of Modern Languages Research, Senate House Keynote speakers Prof Michael W. Jennings (Princeton University) Prof Marc Berdet (University of Brasilia) (tbc)   Walter  Benjamin  is  one  of  the  most  prominent  European  philosophers,  writers  and commentators …

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