Benjamin’s Afterlives: Reading Walter Benjamin in the Works of David Markson, Susan Howe, and Teju Cole

Johansson, Jaimie (2017) Benjamin’s Afterlives: Reading Walter Benjamin in the Works of David Markson, Susan Howe, and Teju Cole. Doctoral thesis, University of East Anglia.

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Abstract

This thesis reads the work of the twentieth-century German-Jewish philosopher, Walter Benjamin alongside two contemporary American writers – David Markson and Teju Cole, and one poet, Susan Howe. Taking Benjamin’s notion of afterlife, or Nachleben, as my conceptual framework, I argue that David Markson, Susan Howe, and Teju Cole constitute contemporary ‘afterlives’ of Walter Benjamin.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Literature and Creative Writing
Depositing User: Jennifer Whitaker
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2018 11:42
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2018 11:42
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/68989
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