All sessions to be held in the Franke Institute, Regenstein 102
Friday February 14
12:00 Lunch for Participants
2:00-4:00 Arata Hamawaki (Auburn): "(Friedlander on) Benjamin and Kant on Human Finitude, Aesthetic Experience and the Task of Philosophy"
Moderator: Johannes Haag (Potsdam)
4:30-6:30 Keren Gorodeisky (Auburn): "Romantic Criticism”
Moderator: Robert Pippin (Chicago)
Saturday February 15
10:00-12:00 Irad Kimhi (Chicago): "A philosopher or a poetical thinker?
Moderator: Thomas Khurana (Frankfurt)
2:00-4:00 Christoph König (Osnabrück): "Benjamin's readings of Kafka"
Moderator: David Wellbery (Chicago)
4:30-6:30 Françoise Meltzer (Chicago): "Benjamin and Baudelaire"
Moderator: Martin Stone (Cardozo)
Sunday February 16
10:00-12:00 James Conant (Chicago): “(Friedlander on) Benjamin on Absorption and Theatricality”
Moderator: Richard Neer (Chicago)
2:00-4:00 David Wellbery (Chicago): "Benjamin on Time and History”
Moderator: Aleksandra Prica (Zurich)
4:30-6:30 Eli Friedlander (TAU): "In Retrospect: Benjamin as Philosopher"
Moderator: Kelly Jolley (Auburn)