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    Theatre Philosophicum: Thinking Literature and Politics with Walter Benjamin

    Guardiola-Rivera, Oscar (2018) Theatre Philosophicum: Thinking Literature and Politics with Walter Benjamin. In: McCall, C. and Ross, N. (eds.) Benjamin, Adorno, and the Experience of Literature. Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy. Oxford, UK: Routledge, pp. 32-62. ISBN 9781138103429. (Submitted)

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    Oscar Guardiola-Rivera’s essay “Theatrum Philosophicum: Thinking Literature and Politics with Walter Benjamin” begins with Benjamin’s encounter with the work of Baudelaire, but rather than seeing this encounter as an opportunity to rethink the relationship between the work of Benjamin and Adorno, his essay offers a reading that shows how Benjamin rethinks utopia and the metaphorical transformation of politics and law in terms of uchrony: a present in which something happens to disrupt the standard routine of time passing. Guardiola-Rivera’s essay employs Baudelaire as a way to think against the standardisation of capitalism's law and empire and thereby decolonise and renew the critical impulse present in the Frankfurt School thinkers in a new idiom.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge.
    School: School of Law
    Research Centres and Institutes: Law and the Humanities, Centre for
    Depositing User: Oscar Guardiola-Rivera
    Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2018 14:04
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2021 11:15


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