Join the Tauber Institute on Monday, December 5, for the launch of Dynamic Repetition: History and Messianism in Modern Jewish Thought, the newest title in the Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry at Brandeis University Press. Author Gilad Sharvit will be in conversation with Prof. Eugene Sheppard, discussing the book described by Martin Jay as "[a]nalytically rigorous, boldly imaginative, and lucidly written" that "demonstrates how that most improbable of hopes is itself a revenant that refuses to die."
Dynamic Repetition explores how ideals of repetition, return, and the cyclical occasioned a new messianic impulse across an important swath of late nineteenth and early twentieth century German Jewish thought. To grasp the complexities of Jewish messianism in modernity, the manuscript focuses on diverse notions of “dynamic repetition” in the works Franz Rosenzweig, Walter Benjamin, Franz Kafka, and Sigmund Freud, and their interrelations with basic trajectories of twentieth-century philosophy and critical thought.
12:30 - 1:30pm EST in Lown 315 at Brandeis and streaming live on Zoom. Free and open to the public. Registration is required for Zoom.