UPpastline

DATE
line
Tuesday, Dec. 2
7:00 pm

VENUE
line
Mandel Center for the Humanities, Rm. G03
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
FREE
Refreshments to follow

Special Event - Free Screening with Filmmaker

The Passage of Walter Benjamin
A new documentary by Judith Wechsler

line

Q&A with Filmmaker Judith Wechsler, NEH Professor Emerita of Art History at Tufts University

Program presented by Brandeis University's Center for German & European Studies, History of Ideas Program; Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections

The luminous glass covered commercial walkways of 19th century Paris, know as the Paris Arcades (or "Passages" in French), profoundly inspired the renowned literary and cultural critic Walter Benjamin. From 1927 to 1940, Benjamin worked on a massive, unfinished work about which he wrote, "My book, Paris Arcades, is the theater of all my struggles and all my ideas."

Filmmaker Judith Wechsler, who gained access access to the Benjamin archives in Berlin, weaves together marvelous archival film of Paris and Berlin in the 1920s & 1930s, manuscripts, letters, prints, photographs from the Bibliotheque National in Paris, and interviews with leading Benjamin scholars Susan Buck-Morss, Howard Eiland, Elie Friedlander, and Erdmut Wizisla.

More information

Back to Top


Loading


BROWSE BY SUBJECT



CONNECT WITH NCJF

Join our mailing list!