Straying: The Drift of History in Walter Benjamin’s Moscow Diary
The Department of German at Princeton University and Slought are pleased to announce a symposium revisiting Walter Benjamin’s experiences in Moscow in December 1926. The symposium seeks to retrace his winter movements through an unfamiliar language, culture, community and territory. In so doing, it will contribute to a collective understanding of straying by exploring the mechanisms that enable one to stray through art, philosophy, geography, and politics.
Presentations by: Devin Fore (Princeton University), Christina Kiaer (Northwestern University), Gerhard Richter (Brown University).
Moderated by: Eduardo Cadava and Michael Jennings (Princeton University).