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The Passages of Walter Benjamin

A film by Judith Wechsler 

Tuesday, December 2 7pm in Mandel Center for the Humanities, Rm. G03

The Paris Arcades, known as Passages in French, were a principal focus of renowned literary and cultural critic Walter Benjamin. From 1927-1940 he worked on his study: "My book, Paris Arcades, is the theater of all my struggles and all my ideas." Benjamin's Arcades Project is the focus of this one hour documentary, set in the context of his life and times. The film includes documents, manuscripts and letters from the Benjamin archives,albums o prints and photographs at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, interviews with leading Benjamin scholars, and archival film of Paris and Berlin in the 1920s and '30s. 

Judith Wechsler Poster

 Also sponsored by the History of Ideas Program & Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections 

Upcoming events for the academic year 2014/2015 can be found here.