The first comprehensive introduction to Benjamin's unfinished Arcades Project - one of the most significant cultural documents of the Weimar Republic and Nazi era.
About the Author
Beatrice Hanssen is Professor of Germanic and Slavic Languages, University of Georgia, USA.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Physiognomy of a Flâneur: Walter Benjamin's Peregrinations in Search of the Dialetical Image, Beatrice Hanssen (University of Georgia)Et Cetera? The Historian as Chiffonier, Irving Wohlfarth (University of Reims)The Flâneur, the Sandwichman and the Whore: The Politics of Loitering, Susan Buck-Morss (Cornell Univeristy)
Passage Work, Barbara Johnson (Harvard University)
Ruin and Rubble in the Arcades, Esther Leslie (Birkbeck, University of London)
Geheimmittel: Advertising and Dialectical Images in Benjamin's Arcades Project, Max Pensky (Binghampton, SUNY)
A Matter of Distance: Benjamin's One-Way Street through the Arcades, Gerhard Richter (UC Davis)
'The Colportage Phenomenon of Space' and the Place of Montage in the Arcades Project, Brigid Doherty (Princeton University)
Walter Benjamin's Dream of 'Happiness', Elissa Marder (Emory University)
The Dream of Reality in the Ruin, Stathis Gourgouris (UCLA)
The Enticing and Threatening Face of Prehistory: Walter Benjamin and the Utopia of Glass, Detlef Mertins (University of Pennsylvania)
Glass before its time, premature iron: Architecture, Temporality and dream in Benjamin's Arcades Project, Tyrus Miller (UC Santa Cruz)
Remains to be Seen, Stanley Cavell (Harvard University)