Category Archives: Walter Benjamin

Martin Jay, Genesis and Validity: The Theory and Practice of Intellectual History – Penn Press, November 2021

Martin Jay, Genesis and Validity: The Theory and Practice of Intellectual History – Penn Press, November 2021 There is no more contentious and perennial issue in the history of modern Western thought than the vexed relationship between the genesis of … Continue reading

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Walter Benjamin, Toward the Critique of Violence: A Critical Edition, edited by Peter Fenves and Julia Ng – Stanford University Press, June 2021

Walter Benjamin, Toward the Critique of Violence: A Critical Edition, edited by Peter Fenves and Julia Ng – Stanford University Press, June 2021 Marking the centenary of Walter Benjamin’s immensely influential essay, “Toward the Critique of Violence,” this critical edition … Continue reading

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Jessica Dubow, In Exile: Philosophy, Geography and Judaic Thought – Bloomsbury, November 2020

Jessica Dubow, In Exile: Philosophy, Geography and Judaic Thought – Bloomsbury, November 2020 In In Exile, Jessica Dubow situates exile in a new context in which it holds both critical capacity and political potential. She not only outlines the origin of … Continue reading

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Martin Jay, Splinters in Your Eye: Frankfurt School Provocations – Verso, July 2020, and discussion at New Books Network

Martin Jay, Splinters in Your Eye: Frankfurt School Provocations – Verso, July 2020. There is a discussion at New Books Network with Ryan Tripp. Thanks to dmf for this link. Although successive generations of the Frankfurt School have attempted to adapt … Continue reading

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Hannah Arendt and Theodor W. Adorno’s correspondence on the legacy of Walter Benjamin

Hannah Arendt and Theodor W. Adorno’s correspondence on the legacy of Walter Benjamin – in the Los Angeles Review of Books, edited and translated by Susan H. Gillespie and Samantha Rose Hill THE 1967 CORRESPONDENCE between Hannah Arendt and Theodor … Continue reading

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Books received – Sartre, Mbembe, Guedez, Lefebvre, Gil, Eiland and Jennings

Sartre’s Search for a Method and two books by Achille Mbembe for teaching; Annie Guédez’s early study of Foucault, which relates him to psychology; the new edition of Lefebvre’s Rhythmanlaysis; and two biographies – Marie Gil on Roland Barthes and Howard Eiland … Continue reading

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Law and Humanities Summer School, University of Hong Kong, 8-13 June 2020

Law and Humanities Summer School, University of Hong Kong, 8-13 June 2020 The Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Arts at the University of Hong Kong will hold its first law and humanities summer school, 8-13 June 2020. This … Continue reading

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Walter Benjamin and Shakespeare symposium, Saturday April 6, 2019, Garrick’s Temple to Shakespeare, Hampton

Walter Benjamin and Shakespeare symposium Saturday April 6, 2019, Garrick’s Temple to Shakespeare, Hampton David Garrick built his Shakespeare Temple beside the Thames at Hampton in 1755 as a place where ‘the thinkers of the world’ would meet to reflect on … Continue reading

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Verso e-book sale – 90% off – and my five picks

Verso have a massive e-book sale with 90% off a huge range of their books until the end of today (Friday 2 September 2016). You could pick up the new translation of Henri Lefebvre’s Metaphilosophy for just £2, and all three volumes … Continue reading

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Adam David Morton, For a Political Economy of Space and Place – video and audio

Adam David Morton’s inaugural lecture ‘For a Political Economy of Space and Place’ is available on video and audio. Under capitalism, how does the state organise space in our everyday lives through the streets we walk, the monuments we visit, and the … Continue reading

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