Tag Archives: Benjamin

Averting One’s Eyes

The War in Ukraine and the Politics of Remembrance

I have argued in The War in Ukraine and America that a negotiated peace between Russia and Ukraine would be welcome. And that the US should not attempt to prolong the war in the service of its own geopolitical interests since the war is, among being a noble struggle by Ukraine to win its sovereignty […]

Full Citation Information:
McLaren, P. (2022). Averting One’s Eyes: The War in Ukraine and the Politics of Remembrance. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/averting-ones-eyes/

Peter McLaren

Peter McLaren is Emeritus Professor at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles. From 2013-2023 he served as Distinguished Professor in Critical Studies, Co-Director and International Ambassador for Global Ethics and Social Justice, The Paulo Freire Democratic Project, Attallah College of Educational Studies, Chapman University, USA.

Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander

Is this 'little world enough'?

Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) is best known for his work on his The Work of Art in the Age of Technological Reproducibility. There, Benjamin argues that works of art lose their ‘aura’ when technologically reproduced. But I would argue that art that is reproducible – such as film, or photography, music that is heard, say, on […]

Full Citation Information:
Morris, M. (2022). Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander: Is this 'little world enough'?. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/ingmar-bergmans-fanny-and-alexander/

Marla Morris

Marla is Professor of Curriculum, Foundations & Reading, in the College of Education, Statesboro Campus, Georgia Southern University, GA, USA. She studied philosophy at Tulane University, religious studies at Loyola University, New Orleans and Education at Louisiana State University. Her main interests are postmodern philosophy, psychoanalysis, curriculum studies and systematic theology. She has published papers on Martin Heidegger, Jacques Derrida, Michel Serres, Simone de Beauvoir,  drawing extensively on the work of Gaston Bachelard and Donna Haraway. Marla has also worked in Holocaust studies, trauma studies, medical humanities and chaplaincy.