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May 2019

Call for Papers: Walter Benjamin’s Baudelaire workshop at Goldsmiths

May 11
8 Lewisham Way, New Cross, , London , SE14 6NW United Kingdom
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Event date: Saturday, 11th May 2019 Location: Goldsmiths, University of London Deadline for abstracts: Monday, 4th February 2019 Contact: benjaminsbaudelaire@gmail.com   In affiliation with the Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought’s 2018–19 research seminar series on Baudelaire and Philosophy as well as the corresponding conference to be held in June 2019, a one-day workshop will offer early career researchers the chance to re-examine the conceptual and methodological implications of Walter Benjamin’s relationship to ‘The Writer of Modern Life’. The workshop…

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Call for Papers zum Workshop “Ursprünge 1800/1900. Philologie und Kritik von Grimm bis Benjamin”

May 17 @ 10:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm

Bewerbung bis zum 16. November 2018 Für ausführliche Informationen zum Workshop: https://urspruenge.org/ Welche Auffassung von Philologie vertritt Benjamin, wenn er die „historisierende Verflachung der germanistischen Studien” beklagt? Von welchem Philologiebegriff geht er aus, wenn er den „positivistischen“ Scherers ablehnt und denjenigen der Grimms als Maßstab setzt, der „die Sachgehalte nie außerhalb des Wortes zu fassen“ suche? Wie geht die philologische Arbeit der Moderne mit ihrer eigenen Tradition um? Am Beispiel Benjamin ergeben sich Fragen, die auch an das Werk anderer…

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May 24 - May 25
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EROS | ἔρως IN WALTER BENJAMIN’S PHILOSOPHY TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, THE LONG ROOM HUB 24-25 MAY 2019 …the erotic life is ignited by distance Walter Benjamin, Outline of the Psychophysical Problem Although Walter Benjamin’s references to the concept and praxis of eros are sporadic, he appears to be acutely concerned with questions of love and desire from early on. In particular, his writings are deeply engaged with the concept of ἔρως as it appears in Plato’s Symposium, where it is…

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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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