Tuesday 27th June (Richard Hoggart Building, RHB 342)

10.15 – 10.30 Introduction and Welcome
10.30 – 11.30 Panel 1
Dennis Johannssen (Brown University), ‘Diminution in Leibniz and Benjamin’
Laurynas Adomaitis (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa), ‘Cryptographic Expression in Leibniz: Poetic Aspects’
11.30 – 11.50 Coffee Break
11.50 – 12.50 Invited Speaker: Valerie Debuiche (Université d’Aix-Marseille), ‘What is Leibniz’s Expression?’
12.50 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.00 Panel 2
Audrey Borowski (Oxford University) ‘Leibniz and Deleuze on Expression and Paradox’
 Javier Toscano (TU-Chemnitz), ‘Violence as expression: Leibnizian sources on Benjamin’s Towards a Critique of Violence’
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee Break
15.30 – 17.00 Keynote Lecture (via Skype)
Peter Fenves (Northwestern University), ‘Benjamin with Leibniz’
17.00 Drinks

Wednesday 28th June (Richard Hoggart Building, RHB 142)

10.30 – 11.30 Panel 3
 Josh Alvizu (Washington & Lee University, Hollins University) ‘Montage Monadology: Leibniz, Benjamin, Modernity’
Noa Levin (CRMEP, Kingston University) ‘Deviations and Continuity in Walter Benjamin’s Construction of History’
11.30 – 11.50 Coffee Break
11.50 – 13.40 Invited Speaker Panel
Paula Schwebel (Ryerson University), ‘Expressionist Anti-Kantianism: Experience as Language’
Lucie Kim-Chi Mercier (CRMEP, Kingston University), ‘The Point of Indifference: Benjamin, Leibniz and (Anti-)Method’
13.40 – 15.00 Lunch
15.00 – 16.30 Workshop session
Expression and Style in Leibniz and Benjamin, led by Christopher Law (Goldsmiths). For texts under discussion, please click here.
16.30 – 17.00 Conclusions and Final Remarks
17.00 Drinks Reception