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Paula Schwebel

Paula Schwebel

Associate Professor
EducationBA Hons. Queen's University, MA, Queen's University [Thesis: The Ethics of Articulacy], PhD, University of Toronto [Dissertation: Walter Benjamin's Monadology]
OfficeOn Sabbatical in 2020-2021
Phone416-979-5000 ext. 2251
Areas of ExpertiseWalter Benjamin, Critical Theory (Frankfurt School), 20th-century and Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Modern Jewish Thought, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy and Literature

Selected Publications & Presentations

“Sovereign/ Creature: Neostoicism in Benjamin’s Origin of the German Trauerspiel and his response to Carl Schmitt’s Political Theology” in German Stoicisms, Eds. Kurt Lampe and Andrew Benjamin (Bloomsbury, 2020).
 
Theodor W. Adorno & Gershom Scholem, Correspondence: 1939-1969,
ed. Asaf Angermann, trans. Sebastian Truskolaski & Paula Schwebel (Cambridge: Polity, 2021).
 
"Constellation and Expression in Leibniz and Benjamin” in Thinking in Constellations: Walter Benjamin and the Humanities, eds. Caroline Sauter and Nassima Sahraoui (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018)
 
Co-Editor (with Ilit Ferber), Lament in Jewish Thought: Philosophical, Theological and Literary Perspectives (De Gruyter, 2014)
 
“The Tradition in Ruins: Gershom Scholem and Walter Benjamin” in Lament in Jewish Thought: Philosophical, Theological and Literary Perspectives (De Gruyter, 2014).
 
“Monad and Time: Reading Leibniz with Heidegger and Benjamin” in “Sparks will Fly”: Martin Heidegger and Walter Benjamin, eds. Andrew Benjamin and Dimitris Vardoulakis (SUNY University Press, 2014).
 
Gershom Scholem, Four Texts on Lament and Dirge, trans. P. Schwebel (with Lina Barouch), in Lament in Jewish Thought: Philosophical, Theological and Literary Perspectives (De Gruyter, 2014)
 
“Intensity and Anticipation in Rosenzweig’s Philosophy of History”, in Proceedings of the International Rosenzweig Gesellschaft (Volume 1, 2014).
 
Gershom Scholem, “On Lament and Lamentations,” translated and annotated by Paula Schwebel and Lina Barouch, Jewish Studies Quarterly, Special Issue on Gershom Scholem’s Lamentations (21.1, 2014)
 
“Lament and the Shattered Expression of Mourning: Gershom Scholem and Walter Benjamin” in Jewish Studies Quarterly, Special Issue on Gershom Scholem’s Lamentations (21.1, 2014), pp. 27-41.
 
“Intensive Infinity: Walter Benjamin’s Reception of Leibniz and its Sources” in Modern Language Notes, German Issue 2012: Special Issue on Walter Benjamin, Gershom Scholem, and the Marburg School (127.3, 2012), pp. 589-610.