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Reminder: discussion of Benjamin’s “Critique of Violence” today @ 5:30

20 Nov

Hi all! This is a reminder that the FSWG is meeting this evening at 5:30, in Room 306 Wheeler Hall, to talk about Walter Benjamin’s “The Critique of Violence.”

Looking forward to seeing those of you who can make it!


Mohamad and Erin


Meeting next Monday, 11/20: Benjamin’s Critique of Violence

13 Nov

Dear friends,

Our next working group meeting will take place on Monday, 11/20, at 5:30pm in Wheeler Hall 306. Stepping out of Schmitt’s immediate orbit and yet continuing to explore themes of law, legality, and exceptionality, we’ll discuss Walter Benjamin’s “Critique of Violence.”

We look forward to seeing you then!


Mohamad & Erin

RESCHEDULING our meeting for next Monday, 11/6, instead of Oct. 30

30 Oct

Dear friends,

With apologies for the late notice, we’re announcing a rescheduling of our discussion of Kirchheimer’s “Remarks on Carl Schmitt’s Legality and Legitimacy.” We will not meet tomorrow (Monday October 30th), but will instead meet the following Monday, Nov. 6th — as usual, at 5:30 in 306 Wheeler Hall. Our plan is to then meet two Mondays in a row, so we’ll return to our previously planned schedule.

Sorry for the change, but we’re looking forward to talking about Kirchheimer and Schmitt with you all soon!

warm wishes,

Mohamad and Erin

Meeting Monday, 10/30, @ 5:30 in Wheeler 306

24 Oct

Hi Frankfurt School Friends! Our next working group meeting will take place on Monday, October 30th, at 5:30 in Wheeler Hall 306. We’ll continue our discussion of Carl Schmitt’s Legality and Legitimacy, broadening to also consider an essay by Kirchheimer entitled “Remarks on Carl Schmitt’s Legality and Legitimacy.” Feel free to come in costume (half kidding..).


Mohamad and Erin

reading for this evening

16 Oct

Dear all, apologies for the second message. It appears that the file uploaded to wordpress might be mangled. If you need a copy of today’s reading, please email Erin ( and Mohamad (, and one of us will respond quickly with a pdf. Thanks for your understanding!


reminder: meeting this evening @ 5:30 in 306 wheeler hall

16 Oct

Hi FSWG friends,

This is a reminder that our group is meeting this evening at 5:30 in room 306 of Wheeler Hall. We’ll be talking about Carl Schmitt’s Legality and Legitimacy. Looking forward to seeing and sharing ideas with you all!


Mohamad and Erin

Meeting Monday Oct 16 @ 5:30pm: Carl Schmitt’s Legality and Legitimacy

5 Oct

Hello all! We thoroughly enjoyed our first meeting and discussion of the year, and we’re looking forward to reconvening the Monday after next and continuing our exploration of that shady figure, Carl Schmitt. On Monday, Oct. 16th, we’ll talk about Schmitt’s Legality and Legitimacy. Same time and place — 5:30pm in Wheeler Hall 306. Feel free to spread the word to others who might be interested.

Looking forward!

Mohamad and Erin