1st Edition

Body-and Image-Space Re-Reading Walter Benjamin

By Sigrid Weigel Copyright 1996
    222 Pages
    by Routledge

    224 Pages
    by Routledge

    The last decade has seen a new wave of interest in philosophical and theoretical circles in the writings of Walter Benjamin. In Body-and Image-Space Sigrid Weigel, one of Germany's leading feminist theorists and a renowned commentator on the work of Walter Benjamin, argues that the reception of his work has so far overlooked a crucial aspect of his thought - his use of images. Weigel shows that it is precisely his practice of thinking in images that holds the key to understanding the full complexity, richness and topicality of Benjamin's theory.

    1. Gender Images to Dialectical Images, 2. `Body- and Image Space' - Traces through Benjamin's Writings, 3. Psychoanalytic Constellations in Benjamin's Thoughts, 4. Politics of Imagery - Benjamin's Concept of `Aktualitat' ...within contemporary theory, 5. A Female Dialectic of Enlightenment - Kristeva and Benjamin, 6. Communicated Ducts: Foucault and Benjamin, 7. The `Other' in Allegory - A Forhistory of Modernity in Baroque, 8. Legibility - the Memory of Body and Image in Theory,


    Sigrid Weigel