JETZT – The Now of Cognizability: Places of Walter Benjamin


Date: October 17 – 22, 2006
Venue: Berlin, Germany

NOW – Das Jetzt der Erkennbarkeit
JETZT – The Now of Cognizability
Places of Walter Benjamin in the history of culture, the arts and

Organized by the Zentrum für Literaturforschung, the international festival will take place in Berlin October 17th-22, 2006, in cooperation with the Archiv der Akademie der Künste, the Museum für Gegenwart – Hamburger Bahnhof, the movie theatre Arsenal. It will be accompanied by a performance and music-theatre program. The Festival is funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes.

An international conference will be part of the festival, which is initiated by Sigrid Weigel, member of the executive boards of IWBA. The conference is organized by the Zentrum für Literaturforschung (ZfL). It contains 6 key notes and 12 panels developed by academics from the ZfL in cooperation with colleagues of the international research to Walter Benjamin. Members of the IWBA and IWBG are involved in chairing the panels. Languages of the conference are German and English.

Each panel consists of three sections, that will last for two hours.

There are three papers – each 20 minutes – per section, which means nine altogether for one panel.

Titles and short descriptions of the panels: see website.

See for submissions details, registration, and all further information:
[Please note: this is an archival entry; conference website may be discontinued.]