Researcher, Alexandru Dragomir Institute, Romanian Society for Phenomenology, Bucharest
Paul Celan Visiting Fellow
(August – October 2014)
Walter Benjamin: Das Passagen-Werk
(German > Romanian)
The Arcades-Project represents Walter Benjamin’s attempt to utilize the stylistic and compositional means of the literary avant-garde in the service of a philosophical history of 19th century Paris. Due to a sophisticated conception of historical research, it simultaneously intends to comprehend the immediate present by virtue of its correspondence with the past and to assert powerful philosophical insights by intensively sinking into the depth of historical detail.