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All but Written: Imaginary Literature from Walter Benjamin to Joseph Mitchell

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Talk by David Kishik about THE MANHATTAN PROJECT (Stanford, 2015)

Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project, Joe Gould’s Oral History of Our Time, and Joseph Mitchell’s memoir each existed more in their respective author’s imagination than on the written page. In this Friday evening event, David Kishik will discuss the significance of such imaginary literary works for his own Manhattan Project (Stanford, 2015), which draws upon Benjamin, Gould, Mitchell, and others to develop a theory of New York City as the capital of the twentieth century. At the event, Kishik will be introduced and interviewed by New School for Social Research faculty member Zed Adams.

Time: 6-8pm
Date: Friday, December 9th
Location: D1009 at 6 E. 16th St., New York City
Host Institution: The New School for Social Research