Portbou Conference 2010

Texts of the papers presented at the last Conference, held in Portbou on 24, 25 and 26 September 2010 to mark the 70th anniversary of the death of Walter Benjamin.

 

EDUARDO JOZAMI

Centro Cultural de la Memoria Haroldo Conti, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Beyond historiographical positivism and the ingenuous faith in progress.Walter Benjamin and the Theses “On the concept of history”


MICHAEL LÖWY

CNRS-EHESS, Paris, France.

The revolution is the emergency brake. Walter Benjamin’s political-ecological currency


 

JÖRG ZIMMER

Universitat de Girona, Girona, Spain.

Progress and Memory


 

ERDMUT WIZISLA

Walter Benjamin Archiv, Berlin, Germany.

Mr. Bungle sends his regards”: Walter Benjamin, a failure?


 

EDUARDO REYES MATE

CSIC, Spain.

Walter Benjamin, a fire alarm