A seminar for graduate students. If you wish to attend, please sign up in advance here. Enrollment is limited to 20 students.
Seminar participants are asked to read the pre-assigned seminar paper available on this website, under the 'Course Resources' tab: "Focal Point: Walter Benjamin's Idea of Youth"
Howard Eiland has been involved since the late nineteen-eighties with the multi-volume Harvard University Press edition of the works of Walter Benjamin, an influential German writer who died in 1940 while in flight from the Nazis. He co-edited three volumes of Benjamin's Selected Writings and co-translated Benjamin's Arcades Project, and he has also translated Benjamin's Berlin Childhood around 1900 and his On Hashish. He is presently collaborating on a biography of Benjamin and preparing a translation of Benjamin’s early writings.
Second half of the Andrew Benjamin talk, Oct 21, 2009. Unfortunately the recording ends at a particularly interesting point in the Q & A!
Part 1 of the Andrew Benjamin talk, Oct 21, 2009: Life Beyond Violence, Notes on Benjamin's 'Critique of Violence'. Part 2, including Q & A, is a separate file.