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Círculo de Reflexão sobre Judaísmo Contemporâneo #22
com Jeanne Marie Gagnebin

Círculo de Reflexão sobre Judaísmo Contemporâneo #22
com Jeanne Marie Gagnebin

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9 November

11 am to 1 pm

2019

Foto: Walter Benjamin (de óculos) enfrenta Bertold Brecht no xadrez


São muitas e profundas as contribuições de Walter Benjamin para novos olhares sobre as experiências culturais e políticas da sociedade europeia do Século XX. Vivendo nas grandes metrópoles europeias, em particular Berlim e Paris, viu ruir uma pretensa estabilidade econômica e política, abalada pela Primeira Guerra Mundial, pela Revolução Russa e pela ascensão do fascismo e do nazismo. Sua obra reúne textos filosóficos, crítica cultural, ensaios sociológicos e traduções. Trabalhou próximo do grupo que ficou conhecido como Escola de Frankfurt - tendo boa parte de sua obra publicada postumamente por Theodor Adorno e colegas -, mas foi amigo de pessoas diversas e até opostas: Gershom Scholem, Bertold Brecht, Asja Lacis, Hannah Arendt, Fritz Lieb.


O texto que estará no centro de nossa conversa é "Sobre o conceito de história", que foi escrito na França, em 1939/1940, em plena Segunda Guerra Mundial, num momento em que Benjamin, judeu alemão de esquerda, teve que fugir de Paris, tomada pelos nazistas. Barrado entre a França e a Espanha e na iminência de ser deportado de volta, Benjamin escolhe o suicídio na fronteira. As teses presentes em "Sobre o conceito de história" constituem texto belo, provocativo e instigante, um questionamento intenso sobre a escrita da história e sobre a concepção do tempo histórico.

  

A conversa do Círculo de Reflexão #22 será mediada pela professora de filosofia Jeanne Marie Gagnebin, professora titular da PUC-SP e livre-docente pela Unicamp. Autora, entre outros, das obras Walter Benjamin, Os cacos da história (1983, nova edição 2018), História e Narração em Walter Benjamin (1994), Lembrar, escrever, esquecer (2006), Limiar, aura e rememoração, Ensaios sobre Walter Benjamin (2014).

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Nossa Voz

Nossa Voz is a publication by Casa do Povo. Literally “Our Voice,” the newspaper existed alongside the institution from 1947 to 1964, with texts in Yiddish and Portuguese and an editorial profile aligned with left wing ideals. It was shut down by the military dictatorship, which forced editor-in-chief Hersch Schechter and other contributors into exile. Relaunched in 2014, it continues to dialogue with its historical premises while rethinking its editorial directives.


The editorial committee relies on representatives from a wide variety of areas, meeting regularly to discuss issues concerning the city, memory and artistic practices according to the current political situation.

The publication is distributed free of charge and can be obtained at Casa do Povo during hours of operation, at partner institutions and some commercial establishments in the neighborhood of Bom Retiro in São Paulo.


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