The Philip and Muriel Berman Center for Jewish Studies presents the Benjamin and Judaism Conference
Day One - Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Jennings of Princeton University
Dr. Jennings' topic is "Toward the Apokatastatic Will: Patristics and Esoteric Judaism in WaIter Benjamin's Late Theological Politics." The lecture examines the eschatology that is implicit in Walter Benjamin's late work, the writings that grew from the Artad Project and the book on Baudelaire.
About the speaker:
Michael Jennings is the Class of 1900 Professor of Modern Languages in the Department of German at Princeton University. He is the author of two books on Walter Benjamin. He also serves as the general editor of the standard English-language edition of Benjamin's works, and he is the editor of a series of collections of Benjamin's essays.
Jennings sits on the executive committees of the Program in European Cultural Studies and the interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Humanistic Studies. He is an associated faculty member in the Department of Art and Archaeology.