The Philosophy of Walter Benjamin–This Weekend!!

I’ll be chairing a session at this weekend’s conference on “The Philosophy of Walter Benjamin.’ As is typical of me, I just started preparing. The timing practice is going all right, as are the drill sessions when I shout down imaginary trolls, (i’m sorry but most papers in academic conferences cannot be directly applied to class struggle) but I have 3,000 words to cut from when I introduce the papers. Another all-nighter is inevitable. I must also confess, I usually don’t understand what Benjamin or Benjaminians are talking about. (oh, Messianic Time) So y’all should come along and ask plenty of questions. It’s free too.
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One Response to The Philosophy of Walter Benjamin–This Weekend!!

  1. “I usually don’t understand what Benjamin or Benjaminians are talking about”

    Then start here: http://www.amazon.com/Fire-Alarm-Reading-Benjamins-Concept/dp/1844670406/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1355537549&sr=1-1

    Löwy was my introduction to Benjamin (in an essay which appeared in his book “On Changing the World”, which Haymarket is going to reissue) , as was his comrade Enzo Traverso. These guys are fairly lucid and non-obscurantist.

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