Reading Benjamin: Wed 5th Feb

Dear all,

As we hit the new semester running, we are pleased to announce a new series of 'Reading
Benjamin' seminars, as well as an exciting, one-off workshop at the end of Feb (see

This semester’s theme is Violence / Tragedy, focusing on readings of and around
Benjamin’s essay The Critique of Violence.

Next reading group meeting:

Wednesday 5th Feb, 3-5.30pm, Leeds Humanities Research Institute (29-31 Clarendon Place)

We shall discuss:

1.       Benjamin, Critique of Violence [available here]

2.       Judith Butler ‘Critique, Coercion and Sacred Life in Benjamin’s Critique of
Violence’, [available here]

(or ask us for PDFs)

The Quilting Team


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