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Walter Benjamin:Critical Evaluations 3V

Critical Evaluations in Cultural Theory, 1st Edition

Edited by Peter Osborne


1,392 pages

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pub: 2004-11-25
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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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Series

Critical Evaluations in Cultural Theory

The collections in this series will draw together essential secondary writings on the work of a range of inspirational thinkers who have contributed to the development of what we now understand as cultural theory. The work of these key figures draws on a variety of disciplines - most especially those of literary studies, philosophy, sociology, history, linguistics, anthropology and psychoanalysis. Edited with new introductions by leading scholars in the field, the sets in this series will demonstrate how these diverse themes relate to contemporary social thought.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory