Reading Benjamin: Wed 19th Feb//Critique of Violence and Nonviolent Violence +Workshop Reminder (28th Feb)

The next Quilting Points reading group will be:

Wednesday 19th Feb, 3.30pm, Leeds Humanities Research Institute (29-31 Clarendon Place), Seminar Room 1

We shall discuss:
1.       Walter Benjamin, Critique of Violence [available here]
2.       Simon Critchley, Faith of the Faithless, Ch. 5 'Nonviolent Violence'.

Texts introduced by Dr Stefan Skrimshire (School of Philosophy, Religion and the History of Science)

We would like to remind you about the upcoming workshop with Prof Agata Bielik-Robson on the 28th of February. 

Here are the details:
Quilting Points / Northern Theory School are pleased to invite you to:

"Walter Benjamin: All Shades of Gnosis": A workshop with Professor Agata Bielik-Robson (Nottingham University) on themes of political theology, divine violence and tragedy in the thought of Benjamin.

Please let us know if you intend to come as soon as possible (s.skrimshire[at] or quiltingpoints[at]
Friday 28th February, 3.00-5.30

The University of Leeds: (Leeds Humanities Research Institute, 29-31 Clarendon Place)


2.30pm - Tea / Coffee

3.00pm Talk and discussion with Professor Bielik-Robson

5.00pm Wine / refreshments

We shall also have dinner somewhere in the city centre at 6.30pm: please let us know if
you intend to come to this as soon as possible.

Professor Bielik-Robson has published widely in all areas of Jewish philosophy with
special emphasis paid on modern Jewish thought, from Spinoza to Derrida. She also
researches contemporary philosophy and psychoanalysis, particularly when in a dialogue
(or polemic) with theology.

This workshop will be of benefit to Benjamin scholars (or those curious about his work)
across a spectrum of disciplines: critical theory, philosophy, theology, art history,
literature and beyond!

All welcome!


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