Expression – Benjamin & Leibniz

Having recently been writing on expression and Benjamin, this conference and workshop caught my eye:

Call for Papers
Benjamin and Leibniz: On Expression
Conference and Workshop
Conference: 27 June 2017 @ RHB 342
Workshop: 28 June 2017 @ RHB 142
Location: Goldsmiths, University of London

Walter Benjamin London Research Network
Hosted by the Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought, Goldsmiths
Supported by the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University
Keynote Speaker: Professor Peter Fenves, Northwestern University
Deadline for abstracts: 20 April 2017

Someone like Benjamin occupies a marginal position in much philosophy. So it’s not surprising that the historical link here hasn’t been developed much. But on the other hand, there is a veritable industry of expression scholarship at the moment (mostly centered on Merleau-Ponty), so I’m not sure I’d say the concept is “under-investigated”. Anyway, quibbles with such hype aside, this looks really good. Not that I can go. But I’d like to, you know.

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