1st Edition

Walter Benjamin:Critical Evaluations 3V Critical Evaluations in Cultural Theory

Edited By Peter Osborne
    1392 Pages
    by Routledge

    No other single author has so commanding a critical presence across so many disciplines within the arts and humanities, in so many national contexts, as Walter Benjamin (1892-1940). The belated reception of his work as a literary critic (dating from the late 1950s) has been followed by a rapid series of critical receptions in different contexts: Frankfurt Critical Theory and Marxism, Judaism, Film Theory, Post-structuralism, Philosophical Romanticism, and Cultural Studies.
    This collection brings together a selection of the most critically important items in the literature, across the full range of Benjamin's cultural-theoretical interests, from all periods of the reception of his writings, but focusing upon the most recent, to produce a comprehensive overview of the best critical literature.

    Volume I: Philosophy  Part 1: Knowledge and Language  Part 2: Time and History  Part 3: Politics and Law  Volume II: Modernity  Part 1: Romanticism and Criticism  Part 2: Figures of Modernity  Part 3: Art, Technology and Cultural Form  Volume III: Appropriations  Part 1: Marxism  Part 2: Judaism  Part 3: Feminism, Psychoanalysis, Cultural Studies  Part 4: Postcolonial and Transnational Perspectives