Benjamin Walter (1892-1940)

naama7“To treat the past (better: what has been) in accordance with a method that is no longer historical but political. To make political categories into a theoretical categories, insofar as one dared to apply them only in the sense of praxis, because only to the present – that is the task.”

Benjamin: Early writings 1910-1917

My works on Benjamin

Writings

  • Koivusalo, Markku: ”Pakolaisen kuolema: Walter Benjamin (1892-1940).” [The Death of the Refugee: Walter Benjamin (1892-1940).] In Timo Kaitaro & Markku Roinila (eds.), Filosofin kuolema. [The Death of the Philosopher.] Helsinki, Summa 2003, pp. 290-317. Koivusalo_2003_Pakolaisen_kuolema_Benjamin

Conferences, presentations, discussions

  • Walter Benjamin: Central Park Discussion. Goethe-Institut 11.12..2014.
  • Walter Benjamin Discussion. Research Association Open Doors- 2014
  • ”Väkivallan järjestys.” [The order of violence.] Laki ja järjestys seminaari. Helsingin yliopisto 13.6.2014

Lectures

  • Introduction to Walter Benjamin’s life and work. Lecture and seminar in ELO Film School Helsinki. Aalto University. School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Friday 5th of May 2017, 9-16
  • The Thought of Walter Benjamin. PHD Seminar, Theatre Academy 2004.

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