Walter Benjamin with Samuel Weber


Thursday, February 25, 2–4PM, Atrium at Ustler Hall:


“Guilt, Debt and the Turn Toward the Future: Walter Benjamin and Hermann Levin Goldschmidt (A Foray into Economic Theology),”

A talk by Samuel Weber, Avalon Foundation Professor of Humanities at

Northwestern University and Director of the Northwestern Paris Program

in Critical Theory.


Friday, February 26, 2-4PM, 219 Dauer Hall:


Open public workshop seminar on Walter Benjamin with Professor Samuel

Weber, based on his latest book, Benjamin’s –abilities (Harvard

University Press, 2008), with the Posen Reading Group in Secular

Judaism. Invited seminar contributors: John Leavey, English, Scott Nygren, English, Terry Harpold, English. Seminar co-chaired by Dragan Kujundzic, Center for Jewish Studies.


The events are sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies, Center for Cultural Judaism and the Posen Seminar in Secular Judaism


For further information contact Dragan Kujundzic, Center for Jewish