Walter Benjamin and Shakespeare symposium
Saturday April 6, 2019
Garrick’s Temple to Shakespeare, Hampton
David Garrick built his Shakespeare Temple beside the Thames at Hampton in 1755 as a place where ‘the thinkers of the world’ would meet to reflect on the plays. He hoped Voltaire would come. Now the Kingston Shakespeare Seminar is realising the great actor’s vision, with a series of symposia on Shakespeare in Philosophy.
The first of the 2019 symposia focuses on the German philosopher and cultural critic Walter Benjamin (1892-1940). Speakers are:
Howard Caygill (Kingston University)
Jessica Chiba (Royal Holloway University of London)
Hyowon Cho (New York University)
Philip Lorenz (Cornell University)
Julia Ng (Goldsmith’s University of London)
Bjorn Quiring (Trinity College Dublin)
This event, open to all, will include talks by leading philosophers and Shakespeare scholars, coffee and tea in the riverside garden designed by Capability Brown, and lunch at the historic Bell Inn. Tickets are £20, all profits go to supporting the Temple.