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May 2021

POLITIK | POLITICS IN WALTER BENJAMIN’S PHILOSOPHY

May 14 - July 15

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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November 2021

Call for Papers: IWBS CONFERENCE: Hoffnung / Hope

November 4 - November 6

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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