April 9, 2013
Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Free Events
Michael Jennings Lecture
Zell B. Miller Learning Center
“The Secrets of the Darkened Chamber:’ Conflations of World and Apparatus in Michael Schmidt, Henry Fox Talbot, and Walter Benjamin," Michael Jennings, Princeton.
Jennings, who has published widely on modernism, Weimar culture and photography, is one of the world’s leading Benjamin experts. He is the general editor of the standard English-language edition of Benjamin’s works published by Harvard University Press as well as the editor of a series of collections of Benjamin’s essays intended for classroom use, including The Writer of Modern Life: Essays on Charles Baudelaire (2007); with Brigid Doherty and Thomas Levin, The Work of Art in the Age of its Technological Reproducibility and other Writings on Media (2008); and, with Miriam Bratu Hansen, One Way Street (2013). Forthcoming with Harvard University Press this year is also a comprehensive intellectual biography of Walter Benjamin he co-authored with Howard Eiland.
Also sponsored by the Helen S. Lanier Chair.